Beyond a Darkened Shore

Beyond a Darkened Shore The ancient land of irinn is mired in war Ciara Princess of Mide has never known a time when irinn s kingdoms were not battling for power or Northmen were not plundering their shores The people of

  • Title: Beyond a Darkened Shore
  • Author: Jessica Leake
  • ISBN: 9780062666260
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The ancient land of irinn is mired in war Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when irinn s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara s unearthly ability to control her enemies minds and actions But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to CThe ancient land of irinn is mired in war Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when irinn s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara s unearthly ability to control her enemies minds and actions But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just irinn, but the entire world Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader Leif should be Ciara s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he s something Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world With evil rising around them, they ll do what it takes to defend the land they love even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

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    1. Release date: April 10, 2018Ok, let me get some serious fangirling out of the way first because this book had every element I love and was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. I mean, there's a warrior princess in magical ancient Ireland, tons of Irish mythology, Norse mythology, vikings, fae, and then the Morrigan comes in. COULD THE SETUP BE ANY MORE PERFECT?! And crows are my favorite animal, so even the cover was perfect.The general story followed a ton of other similar books [...]

    2. Wow. I am at a loss for words. I loved this book SO much! The story captured me right from the start and I was rooting for Ciara and Leif so hard. On top of the fantastic characters and story, I loved all of the Celtic and Norse mythology. Everything was just perfect and I never wanted it to end! Love!!!

    3. Checkout my full review on my blog! omgbooksandmorebooks. tw: mention and attempt of rape in the book, this happened around 37%/38% of the novel, chapter 11.There are so many unique things about Beyond a Darkened Shore, the setting, the characters, the plot and more. I was ensnared from beginning to end. I haven't read a book with Vikings and Norse Mythology so this book was a treat. I really enjoyed the battle scenes, the imagery and description was so good. A warrior princess, mythology, histo [...]

    4. About: Beyond a Darkened Shore is a young adult fantasy written by Jessica Leake. It will be published on 4/10/18 by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, fantasy, mythology, and historical. This book is intended for readers ages 14 and up, grades 9 and up. This book is the author’s debut and a standalone fantasy. My Experience: I started reading Beyond a Darkened Shore on 11/16/17 and finished it on 12/8/17. (It didn’t really take me this l [...]

    5. 💫 A warrior princess has to team up with the enemy to safe the world? 💫 And she has the ability to control minds? And actions? BLOODY BADASS.

    6. This book was really fun! The start was a tad slow in places but after 40% it got epic! The middle portion of the book had me absolutely hooked!

    7. I was lucky enough to read an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. And oh, was it a beautiful and kick-ass book. Filled with Celtic and Norse mythology, Viking battles, wars with gods and monsters--both human and non--pacing that built and built perfectly, and a slow-burn love story between enemies (the icing on a dark and riveting cake), I loved BEYOND A DARKENED SHORE. After the first quarter mark, I seriously could not put this book down. Highly recommended for anyone who loves [...]

    8. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes! No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!!

    9. 4.5 Stars Beyond A Darkened Shore surprised me, maybe it's because I didn't have any expectations going in for the novel, I just knew it had a breathtaking cover and I wanted to read it. This book is not just a pretty cover, inside the pages is an epic fantasy filled with magic, Norse and Irish mythology, undead armies, monsters, love and loss along with characters you will come to love or love to hate. I'd say it's pretty damn amazing. Any epic fantasy read needs to have phenomenal world buildi [...]

    10. I loved the whole Viking + Celts everything, and the magic was incredible! The Moriggan, the undead armies This was everything I hoped it would be. Truly fantastic. I read an advance copy of this book.

    11. ** Rating is 3.5 stars **After reading so many glowing reviews for "Beyond a Darkened Shore" paired with the pitch of a Norse mythology, I eagerly started this book hoping to see a brutal clashing of two clans both struggling to survive. What I found instead was a heavy mythological plot that, while unexpected, managed to capture my attention early on."Beyond a Darkened Shore" follows the eldest daughter and heir to the Mide throne. Because of her unnatural mild control abilities, she is shunned [...]

    12. DNF @ 40%There were several things I was interested in and was curious about but this book was just sooooo slow.

    13. I loved every moment of it. I love Leif. I love how he let Ciara be her own and wield her own power. Honestly such a beautiful story of a female hero also getting her love 💜

    14. OMG.I was given an uncorrected ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I was blown away. This book incorporates everything that I love, a little bit of romance, mythology, historical fiction, and a warrior as a main character! The book is beautifully written and made me laugh as well as cry! The story is filled with mystery, and magic, but not in an overwhelming way, and overall, this was a book that I would strongly suggest! The story, which I believe is a stand alone book, was f [...]

    15. Fantastic use of lore in the worldbuilding. Leake has also created strong characters whose journeys I was invested in. Fantastic!

    16. Beyond a Darkened Shore completely took me by surprise, I wasn't expecting to like a story about giants as much as I did. Eirinn is a land made up of kingdoms who are constantly having to protect their home from pillaging Northmen. Ciara, the mc, lives in Mide and because of her supernatural abilities she has been able to keep her people safe. That all changes, however, when she starts seeing a ominous crow who shows her dark visions. Then when Northmen arrive on Mide's shore, she discovers that [...]

    17. I enjoyed this book a whole lot. The story was so exciting and I simply adored the characters. The writing was pretty great too. At first I thought it might be a five star, but I ended up having a few smaller issues, so four stars it is. But gosh, I really liked this book. And I cannot wait to own a finished copy of this gorgeous.This book tells the story of seventeen year old Ciara. It's set way back in time, and I loved that lots. And oh, how I adored this girl. I loved that the whole book is [...]

    18. That was a wild ride!I can’t begin to tell you how much i enjoyed Beyond A Darkened Shore.It was surprising, unexpected and full of things i loved.Regardless of the flaws i’ve found and the things that i’ll talk about later, i enjoyed this book su much and it was one of my most anticipated of 2018 and in its own right.Ciara is the daughter of the king of Mine. She’s heir to the throne and she’s also a warrior with a very special gift: she can control someone’s mind.During a rally by [...]

    19. I received an ARC from Harper Collins Aus & Epic Reads via Tori from The YA Circle.Now I did like this book and I was happy for a stand alone fantasy book for once. Because this definitely could have been dragged out into two or three books if desired.But on the other hand the last quarter of the book was so rushed, I mean (view spoiler)[ the massive final battle that the last 300 odd pages had been building up to with the jotnar and Fenris lasted less than a chapter I swear(hide spoiler)]I [...]

    20. I couldn't make it a quarter of the way though. I'm growing bored of the protagonist being labeled an outcast for strange powers, being banished/expelled, and having a supernatural being label the end of days/death of the peoples.I found the mythology intriguing, but the execution poor.Sad enough, this is my first 2018 book that I have DNF'ed and I really was looking forward to the storyline from Beyond a Darkened Shore. But what I got were motifs and tropes that I did not want to read the same [...]

    21. I really enjoyed the norse and celtic mythology in this book. I also enjoyed the romance between them while they both had abilities , Lief understood the risks and gladly followed through. Ciara had some power too and learned it. Overall this was good book. i would love to read more of them and more about her mother.

    22. ****4.5 Stars****This book was incredibleI was rooting for Ciara from page one and then Leake introduced Leif, sheeshat was all it took for me to be rooting for both of them! Irish mythology and Celt mythology both play roles in this story and IMO Leake does a wonderful job of inserting beliefs from both to give this book a scary bad guy. Honestly, anything with the Morrigan in it has my attention so it was fantastic to fall in love with this book for other reasons as well. Thanks to HarperColli [...]

    23. Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review, This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it.Beyond a Darkened Shore is a unique book of the likes I haven't read so far. Sure there are other characters like Ciara that are daughters of leaders with some kind of power but the setting of this book makes it differ in a special way. The story is so refreshingly original I was fully engrossed in it by the end of the first chapter. Éirinn, Ciara's Kingdom is under [...]

    24. Thank you to everyone who has added Beyond to your to-read lists! The ARC is available now on Edelweiss, and I post occasional excerpts on Twitter (@JessLeake). I am SO EXCITED for everyone to read this book!

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