Today is my stop on the blog tour for Whispers From The Depths.
Joyful and blessed are Voice-bearers, for the Heavens have set them apart.
As Whisperers gifted with the Voice, Betka and her people are enslaved. Only they can control the dangerous spirits that haunt the waters, but they are forced to serve under cruel taskmasters. Betka has little hope of freedom from her service or her own bitterness.
They toil for the goodness of others.
A powerful water spirit terrorizes the castle where Betka’s sister is serving. Betka is assigned to the crew sailing to face the foe, and she fears for the only family she has left.
Rage is found nowhere in them.
In the beleaguered, flooded castle, a new threat awaits—a magic more powerful and horrifying than anything they have ever seen. Loyalties will be tested, and enemies will become desperate allies.
Betka is their only hope of escape—if she can subdue the wrath that endangers them all.
She who wields the waters for revenge drowns herself tenfold.
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THIS. BOOK. Seriously. Just stop reading this review and go read this book. It is absolutely everything I wanted it to be and way more. I am going to re-read as soon as possible because I just want to go back into this world.
C.W. Briar has created a beautifully deep debut novel of friendship and love overcoming darkness. A very dark tale, but captivating and I just couldn’t put it down.
The characters…the world building…everything about this book was incredible. 5 stars for sure and it is definitely going in my top reads of 2019. Now, go pick Whispers From The Depths up and get reading!
C.W. Briar writes fantasy that’s dark but hopeful, filled with wonder and humor along with the suspense and creepiness. His favorite stories are the ones that make him both smile and perch on the edge of his seat. By day, he works as a systems engineer, testing or even riding on trains, airplanes, and helicopters. At night, when not writing, he prepares fancy dinners and shows off his awesome corgis. He’s a graduate of Binghamton University and lives in Upstate NY with his wife, three kids, and secret stashes of chocolate.
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