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5 stars for The Curse That Binds by @HVanlandingham #fantasyromance #romance #bookreview

Title: The Curse That Binds (Of Mystics and Mayhem Book 3)

Author: Heidi Vanlandingham

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Book Blurb:

Released from the containment spell trapping her in a diary, Cassia Kallias finds her family embroiled in a war with the egotistical god who spelled her there, but Zeus still covets the power he senses deep within her. As the Demon King, Lucien struggles to contain the chaos spiraling out of control throughout Dark World, but when he accidentally hits the diary of judgments with his demon flame, he releases Cassia from her curse. Reunited with the daughter she was forced to leave, Cassia must come to grips with all she has lost, accept her growing feelings for Lucien, and learn to control her new powers to defeat Zeus to save Dark World and those she loves.

My Review:

Released from a spell, Cassia discovers she’s the key to defeating Zeus and saving the Dark World, but does she have the courage to do it? Zeus… just thinking about him makes Cassia’s blood boil. He used a spell to trap her in a diary and thanks to the Demon King, Lucien, she’s free. Zeus is up to his old tricks again and this time, he’s gone to war against her family, all to rule over the Dark World. There’s a catch, though. Zeus needs Cassia and her power to claim victory. Not likely, not ever, will she give that egomaniac anything. Teaming up with her daughter, the alluring Lucien, and the others, Cassia will need to come to grips with all that she lost, harness her immense power, and save those she loves from Zeus’ evil plan. Will she succeed or will she sacrifice herself for her loved ones?

The Curse That Binds is a thrilling conclusion to this series, one who stuck their claws into me and didn’t let go until the very end. The author blends mythology and fantasy with action scenes so intricate, it felt like I was watching a movie. I had high expectations for this book, and it didn’t disappoint. There are some familiar characters from Greek mythology as well as some classic figures from Christianity. Heidi Vanlandingham breathes new life into these characters and takes the reader on an incredible journey. The plot moves at a great pace with descriptive narration, compelling characters, emotional depth, along with the action. I read late into the night, just to see what happened next. If you’re a fantasy romance reader, this is a must-read. While this can be read on its own, I recommend reading the whole series. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Heidi Vanlandingham writes action-packed stories that take place in war-torn Europe, otherworldly magical realms, and the Wild West. Her love of history finds its way into every book with enjoyably diverse characters, and every relationship is filled with a little sweet, a little heartbreak, and lots of love. Heidi’s stories transport the reader to a different place and time for understanding, compassion, and most of all, love.

Growing up in Oklahoma and living one year in Belgium gave Heidi a unique perspective regarding different cultures. She still lives in Oklahoma with her husband and youngest son. Her oldest son is in the autism spectrum and is working toward his own dreams. Heidi’s favorite things in life are laughter, paranormal romance books, music, and long road trips.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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