From the back cover: “Laila Pennedy awaits death by hanging. For the Rendow Clan rules the Woodlands Region, aiming to slaughter the Faithful. And she deserves to die.
“But Lars Landre, the man destined to lead the Faithful out of persecution, has other plans hidden behind his rare and mysterious blue eyes. Rescue.
“Following the daring escape, Laila seeks the path of a warrior and vows revenge against the Rendow Clan. She embarks on a dangerous journey with Lars, one in which they endeavor to reach the promised safety of a magical village, to train for battle, and to ultimately assure freedom for those with faith in the Maker.
“Clashes of weapons and souls. Brutal loss of lives. Unrequited love. How in all the Woodlands will Laila survive?”
The action of this book starts on page one and doesn’t stop. And that’s not even what I enjoyed most about reading it 🙂 I appreciated how the author showed Laila’s emotional and spiritual growth throughout her ordeals. She started out as a character that I was not especially fond of – easily distracted by a pretty face and full of constant self-doubt. Yet, as she let go of her self and leaned on the Maker, she transformed into a heroine worthy of this epic tale.
And epic it is – from fire-breathing dragons to chameleon-like bears to gemstone-horned unicorns to visible spiritual battles…it’s got a bit of everything. It even has the promise of more to come. So, I’d definitely recommend you fantasy fans pick up a copy of Angie Brashear’s Of the Persecuted and join the adventure. 🙂