Happy Monday, Reader Friends!
I hope you had a great weekend. My week is going to be pretty chill but I wanted to pop on here real quick and share a review on my latest read. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and read my thoughts on Carla Laureano’s Oath of the Brotherhood.
About the Book
When evil threatens, who will find the faith to fight it?
In an island kingdom where the Old Ways hold fast and a man’s worth lies entirely in his skill with the sword, Conor Mac Nir is a musician and a follower of a forbidden faith—problematic for any man, but disastrous for the son of the king.
When Conor is sent away to a neighboring kingdom to secure a treaty, he learns that his ability with the harp is a talent that traces back to the magical foundations of a once-united Seare. But his newfound home is soon placed in peril, entangling Conor in a plot that has been unfolding since long before his birth.
Only by leaving both kingdoms behind and committing himself to an ancient warrior brotherhood can Conor discover the part he’s meant to play in Seare’s future. But is he willing to sacrifice everything—including the woman he loves—to follow the path his God has laid before him?
One of my must haves in a book is romance. I don’t often read a book that doesn’t have it unless I know the author will deliver. When I heard that Carla Laureano wrote a fantasy book, I jumped at the chance to read it. I’m a fan of her books and fantasy is a genre I enjoy.
I didn’t have any expectations for the book (I don’t read blurbs), but that I would enjoy it.
For me, the book started out a little slow and I was actually a little confused the first few chapters. I’m not sure if it was my mindset (wasn’t feeling well when I started reading) or if I just wasn’t grasping the information. But I kept reading because it’s Carla Laureano.
I’m so glad I did. I became engrossed in Conor and Aine’s story. I could easily picture the setting, the characters, the evil that was at work in the book. And I had to know what happened. Not just for the love story (woohoo romance), but to know if Conor and Aine would accomplish the task set before them.
This book wraps up nicely with an HEA but it does leave somethings open because it’s first book in the series. I definitely want to know what happens next and I’m glad I read this.
*I received a complimenatry copy form the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.
About the Author
Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.