Today’s my stop on the Blog Tour hosted by the wonderful The Write Reads for Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen! This was one of the finalists in the 2021 BBNYA competition, there’s some more information about BBNYA near the bottom of this post if you’re interested. Thank you to the TWR and BBNYA teams for organizing this blog tour and providing me with the materials for it, in exchange for an honest review.
Since I was unable to finish reading Beneath Cruel Fathoms before my stop on the tour, today’s post is going to be a spotlight and first impressions post, and hopefully I’ll be able to post a full review sometime soon.
Author: Anela Deen
Publication Date: May 17, 2019
Publisher: Fine Fable Press
Length: 365 Pages
From Goodreads: After a violent storm destroys her ship, Isaura Johansdottir knows better than to hope she’ll be rescued from Eisland’s vast Failock Sea. Adrift and alone, her plans to start over lost, it’s a tragic conclusion after the disastrous end of her marriage—until she’s saved by Leonel, one of the merfolk, a creature long believed extinct. In repayment for her life, Leonel enlists her help to investigate the Failock’s mysterious and deadly plague of squalls. But when Isaura discovers Eisland’s ruthless new Lord commands the storms, her life will be in more danger on land than it ever was at sea.
As guardian of the Fathoms, Leonel must find the cause of unnatural storms ravaging the tidal currents and destroying the sea life. There are rumors of dark magic stirring in the Orom Abyss, the resting place of old, vanquished gods who tried to submerge the land millennia ago. Yet without proof, no one in King Ægir’s court will listen to him. And if it’s discovered he broke the Blue Laws to save a shipwrecked landweller, he might not survive the consequences.
As storms spread, Leonel and Isaura uncover secrets as forbidden as the bond that grows between them. Betrayal lurks in the restless sea, and when ancient powers lay siege to Eisland’s coast, the truth may be drowned along with everything else.
I’m not very far into this book, but I’m very intrigued by what’s happened so far. I like the main character and I’m curious about her history, her recovery, and what’s going to happen when she goes to Leonel again. I’m also intrigued by Leonel and his role in the seas. Personally, I find the sea to be terrifying, but I’m interested in the idea of these magical storms that are causing so much chaos and destruction. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of this book soon.
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BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website http://www.bbnya.com or Twitter @bbnya_official.
The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!
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