With thanks to The Write Reads for having me on this blog tour for Promises Forged by Devri Walls. This is the second book in the Venators series, my review of the 1st can be found here: https://onlineblanketfort.com/blog-tour-venators-magic-unleashed-devri-walls
It has been mere days in the world of Eon, where Rune Jenkins, her twin brother Ryker, and their friend Grey have been trapped, fighting for their lives. After discovering the truth of their ancestry, the three are far from home, and far from anything resembling their mundane lives of the past.
While Ryker is still held captive by the eerily beautiful Zio and her goblins, Grey falls into the clutches of Feena, the Fae queen. She begins to drain his soul bit by bit to feed her dark underground garden, and Grey has no hope of escaping on his own.
It is now up to Rune to save Grey, as his precious time slips away inexorably. But the Council has denied her permission to embark on a rescue mission, until she can harness her Venator gifts and prove herself capable of venturing into the Fae queen’s territory. As Rune discovers that promises in Eon are forged with life-or-death consequences, she realizes that she must act quickly, or else be swallowed and Grey along with her by the dangers of Eon.
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As the blurb says, Promises Forged jumps straight back into the story of Rune and Grey. If you’ve read my review of Magic Unleashed then you’ll know how much I loved the story and Promises Forged is even better.
I find it quite hard to write reviews of books I absolutely love. Short of it turning into a love-in for the author there’s not much I can say other than I LOVE THIS SERIES.
The characters are still as wonderful as before. Beltran especially takes a much more central role. Of course he’s my favourite – sarcastic and sassy, he’s a joy to behold.
Promises Forged is an easy read as it flows quickly, it’s exciting, has characters I was invested in from the last book and I really wanted to know what happened. As before, the characters do seem familiar from books, films and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings but again I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing. As the Venators series is fantasy there are only so many magical creatures you can write about so of course there will be similarities.
The Venators series are books that I intend to own in physical form – for me that’s the ultimate recommendation. I want them on my bookshelf to revisit and re-read. They’re THAT good.
Absolutely a 5 star read.
I received an e-book copy of Venators: Promises Forged in return for my honest and unbiased opinion.