Today is my stop on the Curse Bound Blog Tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments!
Kael’s worse fears have come true. Betrayal has shaken the Guardian Circle, the High Guardian is dead, and Ayianna and Prince Vian are in the hands of the Sorceress, but he and his companions must finish their quest, before they can attempt a rescue mission. Unfortunately, Desmond’s parting gift left them stranded on the western cliffs of Nälu.
Jathil, once heir to the throne of Arashel, believes her father will aid them, but first she must face the crimes of her past. When she does, she could never believe the outcome, nor the rippling effect it would have on the nations.
Meanwhile the Alliance braces for war, but division threatens to undermine their efforts. When Nerissa returns from Ganya with the dragon regiment, she discovers a bigger problem. The curse bound are waking.
As the quest nears completion, Kael is forced to choose between his heart and duty, and neither choice bodes well with him. Either way, he will face the Sorceress and her armies sooner or later. The battle for Nälu has begun and there can be only one victor.
Curse Bound is powerfully emotional. It was quite an adventure and man, was I worried about these characters. I couldn’t believe how attached I was. I felt like these were my friends and I needed to get into this world and help them. Whew.
J. L. Mbewe’s writing as absolutely breathtaking. The world building is incredible. I could see the scenes perfectly in my mind, and this helped the realistic feel, even as a fantasy. I love when fantasy is written so well, you forget it isn’t real! That takes talent, and Mbewe certainly has that!
As I said, the characters were wonderfully realistic. I absolutely loved Kael. His growth in this story was monumental, and made him a super strong main character.
I’m really impressed with this book. I highly recommend checking it out! Great characters, great writing – it’s certainly a worthwhile fantasy to read!
Writing as J. L. Mbewe, Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves trying to capture the abstract and make it concrete. She is currently living her second childhood with her wonderful husband and two precious children who don’t seem to mind her eclectic collections of rocks, shells, and swords, among other things. Here, between reality and dreams, you will find her busily creating worlds inhabited by all sorts of fantasy creatures and characters, all questing about and discovering true love amid lots of peril.
Her debut novel, Secrets Kept, was nominated for the 2014 Clive Staples Award. Her second novel, Darkened Hope was a semi-finalist for the 2017 Alliance Award.
Facebook Book Launch Party
Curse Bound is coming soon! Join us as we celebrate its release on July 11th, 2019 at 7pm – 10pm CST. There will be plenty of bookish fun, games, and giveaways. AND we have special guests Kyle Robert Shultz, Lindsay A. Franklin, and Jenelle Leanne Schmidt who will be joining us and sharing about their books.
Let me know what you think!