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REVIEW: A Vow so Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

The war between the two neighbouring kingdoms, Emberfall and Syhl Shallow come to a head in this thrilling and climactic end to the cursebreakers series.

We follow Prince Rhen and Princess Harper in Emberfall as they worry about the war against Syhl Shallow and in Syhl Shallow, Lia Mara and Grey as they gear up to go against Emberfall. Neither side wants the war that is coming but neither will back down. Rhen is afraid of the magic that Grey possesses mainly due to his mistreatment by the evil enchantress who is back and is torturing him even more. Knowing that Lillith is back and back more than ever, Harper runs to Syhl Shallow in the hopes that Grey can help her and his brother, Rhen. But finds that Grey is no longer the Grey that she once knew but with a lot of persuasion, he decides that he will help her to destroy Lilith and hopefully decide peace over war. This novel is filled with political drama and ups the stakes from the previous novels in this final battle.

Harper and Lia Mara are my favourite characters within this series as they both embrace the strong female trope but in different ways. Harper comes from our land as such is used to our ways, so when she is thrust into this new world, she takes no bull from people who try to tell her no. Whereas Lia Mara comes from an upbringing within the world but although she was the first born, she was not in line for the throne from her mother until she killed her. Lia Mara wasn’t prepared for the life that she now leads but she overcomes that in this novel and becomes a great leader even with those who undermine her.

This thrilling tale comes to an end in this exciting novel that I will truly miss as I have loved being a part of the characters' stories.

4 out of 5 stars.


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