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Posted April 16, 2014
Reviewed by Barbara Garcia for Readers' Favorite Fathoms of For
Reviewed by Barbara Garcia for Readers' FavoriteWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Fathoms of Forgiveness by Nadia Scrieva is a wonderful tale of family, friends, and loyalty. When Corallyn is abducted by Vachlan in an attempt to lure Visola back to him, Visola readily agrees to give herself up for the younger sister of her best friend, Princess Aazuria. But she meets hard resistance to that, and instead is talked into an assault on Vachlan's camp to get her back. The pieces of Corallyn's body are sent to them, and Visola's twin sister has been taken. Visola is left no choice but to go and free her sister. Vachlan does release Visola's sister once he has Visola in exchange, and his motives for wanting her with him become painfully apparent. He only wants to know why she cheated on him 200 years ago, and he intends to torture her until she tells him. But Visola knows her silence will torture him every bit as much mentally. And it does. But as his love begins to overwhelm his anger, he relents, and then must steal her away as Prince Zalcan attempts to rape her. He is met with anger and mistrust as he attempts to reconcile with Visola's family and friends, but when Aazuria ends up missing - abducted by Prince Zalcan - they need Vachlan more than ever.
Fathoms of Forgiveness will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. You'll laugh with this bunch of characters for their witty conversations; you'll cry for their lost loved ones as war is an all too real probability in their worlds; you'll hate Prince Zalcan for his cruelty; and Vachlan with make you angry and glad all at the same time. But Visola will make you proud. What a woman! And you simply have to admit that, despite their love/hate relationship, she and Vachlan belong together. Author Nadia Scrieva has done an excellent job of not just character building, but world building, AND relationship building. I truly got how deeply connected Visola and Vachlan were, but also her connection to some of the other characters, as well. Their relationships ran deep, and Ms. Scrieva brought strong emotions to the surface very skillfully through them.
Posted April 16, 2014
Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite Another obstacl
Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' FavoriteWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Another obstacle is placed in the paths of Trevain and Aazuria. Corallyn is kidnapped by the Zalcan clan and they want Visola in exchange for the young princess. But Aazuria refuses to hand over her very good friend and general. When Corallyn is returned to the Adlivun in pieces, they began to question their strategy. Visola’s twin, Sionna, is abducted as the next attempt to get the General. This time Visola decides to surrender herself to the enemies even if it means coming face to face with the husband who left her and who she still loves. Fathoms of Forgiveness is the second book in the Sacred Breath series by Nadia Scrieva.
Perfect flow of thoughts. Funny, original and insightful characters. Fascinating conversations and poetic narrations. Everything that makes a book a definite five star read. I love the story of Adlivun’s General Visola Ramaris and the “Destroyer of Kingdoms” Vachlan Suchos. Despite the abuse, torture, infidelity, and treachery, Nadia Scrieva still managed to make Visola and Vachlan’s relationship one of the sweetest love stories. Centuries of separation didn't take away from the love they were feeling for each other. Their story is the main focus, but it also continues the story of Trevain and Aazuria. The ending makes me curious as to what is in store for everyone in the next part of the series. Although I haven’t read the first book, I still thoroughly enjoyed this one. Fathoms of Forgiveness can be read as a standalone, but for a better experience I think reading the first one should be recommended. Looking forward to the rest of the Sacred Breath series.
Posted March 8, 2014
Scrieva is a very visual author. Everything is laid out in vivi
Scrieva is a very visual author. Everything is laid out in vivid relief, allowing her audience to walk through this underwater world alongside her characters. Emotion seeps from every page, connecting you with her characters. She had me giggling at the irony of certain situations while cringing at their inevitability. The characters within the novel are so wrapped up in circumstance that they cannot see it, but as an observer you can, in vivid clarity. She also threw some major loops at me. There were many times where I found myself thinking ‘Holy Sea Cow! I didn’t see that coming.’ Scrieva’s plot twists have a logical consistency while keeping her readers on the toes. I also really appreciated the way that she worked the backstory between the main characters into the storyline. It really added a level of clarity and intensity to the tale.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Some of the minor characters introduced in the first novel of the series become much more developed in this one. They carve out their own niche and become important and loveable in their own rights. It was brilliant getting to know the main characters in this instalment better. Seeing why they were separated and how they came back together allowed you to identify with and feel for them while allowing you to understand how they became who they are today.
As a whole, Scrieva continues this series with her seamless writing and kept me intrigued throughout. I quite enjoyed this instalment and am dying for the next. I also still wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted February 9, 2014
This book was amazing, and it kept surprising me every few pages
This book was amazing, and it kept surprising me every few pages. I couldn't put it down. I'm so glad I found this series! Onto the next one now! :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 24, 2013
Posted January 13, 2013
What made Empire such a good sequel was the character developmen
What made Empire such a good sequel was the character development, peeling the emotional layers of both hero and villain. What you find under the hard edged public image of General Visola is a woman, imperfect and perplexing, with nuance and breadth of emotion. The story takes her through the gates of hell and into the nightmare scenario of anyone who wears the mantle of protector. The grit and gore, of which there is plenty, are weighed in both shock value and as catalyst for introspection. However it is the personal torment with her own feelings for and against a ghost from her past that showcases Ms. Scrieva's penchant for diving into the psyche of her characters. The moral and ethical questions of friendship and love, in the face of unforgivable offenses, are carried to their logical and emotional conclusions from which neither character nor reader can escape without re-examining our own biases. Not to be outdone, the action in this volume follows the author's established rapid pace. Like any great trilogy, this middle act serves up a dramatic cliffhanger to whet the reader's appetite. As a recent convert to her unique style, I wait with bated breath for the next installment.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 13, 2013
I found love in this book and you will too! The core of this boo
I found love in this book and you will too! The core of this book is the story of Visola, whom one cannot help but admire after understanding what she has gone through and how far she is willing to go in life for sake of her honor. There are so many 'heights' to this book that embody the build-up of admiration and sympathy for the characters. As one could expect in a book that is so strongly about Visola, there are so many funny parts to the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There are some dark parts to this story that add to the magnitude of it. The author has a great talent for giving you a reason to hate the bad guys.
In a corner of my mind I realize that this story shows us the potential of all of the characters. If Visola's story can be so compelling, I am excited to learn more about the other characters. I cannot say enough how much I loved her story and I am eager to share it with my fiance and my friends!
Posted December 2, 2012