Books from the Backlog #303

Posted February 1, 2024 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 10 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #303A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair
Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Series: The Halfling Saga #1
Published by Blackstone Publishing on August 2, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
Length: 13 hours 20 minutes
Pages: 448
Source: Publisher
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"Gripping and fierce. This is much-needed fantasy with its fangs honed sharp by the power of resistance. Melissa Blair has built a tremendous world."—Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
My body is made of scars,
some were done to me,
but most I did to myself.

Keera is a killer. As the King's Blade, she is the most talented spy in the kingdom. And the king’s favored assassin. When a mysterious figure moves against the Crown, Keera is called upon to hunt down the so-called Shadow. She tracks her target into the magical lands of the Fae, but Faeland is not what it seems . . . and neither is the Shadow. Keera is shocked by what she learns, and can't help but wonder who her enemy truly is: the King that destroyed her people or the Shadow that threatens the peace?
As she searches for answers, Keera is haunted by a promise she made long ago, one that will test her in every way. To keep her word, Keera must not only save herself, but an entire kingdom.
Fans of fast-paced high fantasy such as A Court of Thorns and Roses series, The Inadequate Heir, and From Blood and Ash author Jennifer L. Armentrout, will enjoy the fierce female characters, sapphic representation, and fantasy romance of A Broken Blade.

Why did I add A Broken Blade to my bookshelf?

I picked up a copy of this audiobook when it was offered to me back in 2022. I heard great things about it and was super excited to read it. It was released a little more than a month before my daughter got married and life was just a little crazy so I didn’t get around to it. I was shelving some books at the bookstore this week and came across it and I still think that it sounds like something I would enjoy. I do hope to get to it sometime soon!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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10 responses to “Books from the Backlog #303

  1. Your life has been kind of on fast forward for the last couple of years so I’m not shocked that you had a few books slip through the cracks! This looks like a good one.