That's a lot of exclamation points I know. But seriously, if you haven't read any of The Eyes of E'veria series I highly recommend that you remedy that. Such a wonderful mix of fantasy/adventure/mythical/romantical(yeah, I know that isn't a word)/faith-filled/humorous/fairy-tale-ish(yeah, not a word either) read.
From the beginning of THE SUNKEN REALM I was caught up in the story and in the lives of the characters. The emotions depicted by the characters are truly felt in the readers heart. I laughed at Erielle's quick wit, I wept over her insecurities and other devastating events, I cheered when victory was achieved and I was enthralled with the setting of the story. I almost felt like I was watching a movie on the big screen! Seriously, I felt like I was in a cross between Pirates of the Caribbean and an Indiana Jones movie. I found myself closing my Kindle a couple of times(equivalent to closing my eyes at a stressful part in a movie!) afraid to move on because things were so tense. But yet needing to open it again to find out how a scene played out.
So, did I enjoy THE SUNKEN REALM? Was I totally satisfied with this final book? A thousand times YES!! I have loved every one of the Eyes of E'veria books, but this was definitely my favorite. I savored every morsel of it!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
She is an outcast among knights
Her reputation in ruins, her knighthood revoked, and her future bleak, Erielle de Gladiel would have welcomed death as her due. Captured by pirates, she was beaten, whipped, branded a thief—and worse—and then set adrift to die. She did not expect—or even want—to be rescued. Especially not by the dashing blasted pirate now calling himself her husband.
He is the King of Pirates
His oath satisfied and his Legacy secured, Cazien vows vengeance on all who harmed Erielle. But before he can hunt them down, a strange visitor appears with an urgent message—a message that aligns with prophecy Erielle has written in her sleep: The Seahorse Pirates must reach Nirista before the famed Tournament of the Twelve . . . or hundreds of stolen children will die.
Together, they are relentless
With the fate of many resting upon them, Cazien and Erielle sail to Nirista. Once there, they are forced to follow separate paths to achieve their aims. Treacheries are uncovered and allies are gained, but in the shadows, a hidden foe plots a grievous betrayal that could shatter not only their hope, but the Seahorse Legacy itself.
The epic conclusion of this series-within-a series, The Sunken Realm sweeps Erielle and Cazien along a pulse-pounding voyage to discover all they are meant to become, together. Giving subtle nods to several fairy tales, including an unexpected twist to the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, this romantic pirate adventure is the final novel in the Eyes of E’veria series . . . but the Seahorse Pirates and their friends in E’veria may yet have stories to tell.
Check out my reviews of the other books in the series:
THE SEAHORSE LEGACY