Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: M.R. Leahy
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: February 6, 2020
Far, far away, hidden on Insula Sacra—Island of the Accursed— lives a forgotten world of man and beast.
Damned by the Gods, and forced to live in everlasting darkness, they continue to fight a war that has long since been buried in time.
With each rise and fall of the cursed moon, they are reminded of all they’ve lost.
Desperate for freedom, they await the night the one true king will rise to power and free them from the curse.
The King, however, cannot rise without his Queen—both blessed with the mark of the Gods, they must end the war to save them all.
Or so the legend says…
This was my first M.R. Leahy read and I really enjoyed this story; I thought it was an interesting twist on the Tarzan franchise; how the Gods set forth a prophecy, the war between humans and animals and how a particular bond has the potential to break the curse. This isn't an overly long story, but it's still got plenty of action and drama within the story, and the chemistry between Janey and Karzan is pretty hot.
"They abandoned us, cursed us. An endless war, a dying race...the prophecy states that once united, the chosen one, bearing the mark of the gods, will bring forth the one true king.” Balling my hand into a fist, I turn and face the great room. “I will be that King. No matter what it takes, no matter how many people must burn to make it so, we will rise again and this time, not even the Gods will be able to stop us.”