Book Review

The Scepter and the Sword

The witches of my coven burned.

The Favored Children of the forest were abandoned by the magic that had protected them since time immemorial. Only my brother and I escaped the massacre. Now we’re the last two living Ravenswyrd witches in the Southern Lands.

We must leave before word of our survival reaches our attackers, but first, we have to make the treacherous trip up Augur Mountain to meet with the Seer and discover my fate.

We’ve never ventured this far from home.

Can we avoid the ravenous beasts that stalk us along the dark path?

Will I ever learn to wield my mother’s scepter and take on the mantle I was born to?

And can I trust the man who whispers secrets to me in my dreams?

My Thoughts

Once again, J. Bree proves that she is the queen!

What a way to start a fantasy series!

This author thrusts us into a new and intricate fantasy world in such a dramatic and engaging way and I’m already so obsessed with these characters. This novella gives us the backstory on characters and this book world and shows that this author could write a book from any genre and I would eat it up like tiramisu.

I also loved the fact that this author managed to squeeze in some steam in such a short story… it was short, but very satisfying.

Also… there is so much mystery surrounding this main character, very similar to the amazing mystery that was surrounding Oli from her Broken Bonds series, so I cannot wait to see what happens next.

This novella is such a wonderful appetizer to keep our palettes salivating for the first book of this series! I cannot wait to see what happens next!

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Thoughts

This prequel was soooooo interesting! I cannot wait to get my hands on the first book of this series!

This book was a short introduction to the book world of this amazing fantasy world. However, unlike the first prequel which focuses on the fantasy world of witches, this prequel focuses on the subworld of the high fae.

It was just so interesting!!!!!!

I also lovvedddd getting this perspective because it showed me a lot more of the book world and if I wasn’t hooked before, I definitely am now!!!

I cannot wait for the first book of the series.

My Rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book Details

The Scepter and The Sword by J. Bree

Genre: Fantasy

Published on January 1, 2023 and February 1, 2023

Copy Read: ebooks 

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