Broken Promise Review
A year of turmoil takes its toll on Arowyn Mason and her companions. After delivering the Elven prince to his homeland, they decide to ride out the winter in the city of Westport before starting their quest to heal the Fey. Like most things in Aro’s life, nothing goes according to plan.
As Kei struggles with the prophecy bound within him, his sanity begins to unravel. A prophecy and a promise are broken, and forgotten threats resurface with dire consequences. The Dragos is watching and the Were king is displeased with the disregard of Were law. Aro scrambles as yet another threat emerges. The Elves, displeased with their prince, exploit his only weakness…her.
Aro is forced to find a new ally, a cold-hearted, ruthless pirate named Roan. He is more than he seems and Aro must learn who she can trust, or it will cost more than just her life. She has grown stronger, but is it enough to save herself, her family, and the Elf she loves?
Broken Promise is another amazing addition to The Broken Ones Series! The book takes up where Broken Prince ends, right after Aro leaves Prince at the Elven Kingdom. She and her boys end up spending the winter in a village, which is a bit different from the first two books. You get to see Aro grow and become an even stronger protagonist. We also get to meet new characters, like Captain Roan, who is as fascinating as he is mysterious.
What I love about this book is how close I felt to the characters, to not only Aro, who’s really showing her independence, but also Bo, Garen, and Kei, who are all so dynamic and well rounded. This book is paced so perfectly, with excellent world building, and I nearly cried when I reached the end. Ms. Wylie has a style that brings readers in and forces them to become part of the story. One of my favorite elements of the book—of the entire series—is the relationship between Kei and Aro. It’s so deep, with a love on a level that goes beyond romance.
This is an epic fantasy that not only continues to fascinate due to the colorful, rich world, but builds a strong connection to each and every one of the characters. I can’t wait for Broken Kei!
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“Rotting Elf.” She threw a dagger with extra force. “I love you.” She threw another. “Why aren’t you here?” And another. “Why–” Her voice cracked and her hand dropped mid-throw. “I need you,” she whispered into the empty room. ~Aro
—Broken Promise, Jen Wylie
Jen Wylie resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her two boys, Australian shepherd and a disagreeable amount of wildlife. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.
Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.
Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don’t. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories.
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