Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The Midnight Realm (Chronicles of the Stone Veil #7) by Sawyer Bennett ~ Book Review

The Midnight Realm
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: December 6, 2022


Even kings who serve at the whim of gods break the rules every now and then.

As the newly anointed king of the Underworld, I’ve worked hard to clean up the mess left behind by my predecessor. The realm is in relative peace at the moment, my main focus now on deciding the fate of recently departed souls. It’s a tediously boring task, and honestly, one I despise doing. But just when I think I can’t stand another moment of the monotony, one soul changes it all.

Nyssa McKnight earned her ticket to Hell. She made her choices and even at the prospect of eternal damnation, she doesn’t seem to regret the actions that led her here. I can tell by her utter defiance that life has hardened her, a trait that has carried over to her in death. She should be begging me for mercy but instead calls me a “big old winged bat”. I should toss her right into The Crimson River for her insolence but instead I think I’ll keep her in servitude.

While I struggle to reconcile the intrigue—and attraction—I have for this human, I am forced to spend my days investigating rumors of an uprising in the Underworld. Unfortunately, my desire to keep Nyssa has provided a weak spot for the rebellious Dark Fae looking to gain control, one they’re quick to act on. Now, with Nyssa in danger and my throne threatened, I will stop at nothing to restore order, even if it means letting her go.

Can Amell, the king of the Underworld, find true love, or is he destined to rule alone until the end of days?

The Midnight Realm is a standalone romantic fantasy novel about unexpected redemption within The Chronicles of the Stone Veil series.

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Read the first THREE chapters of The Midnight Realm

Oh man, how I loved being pulled back into the Chronicles of the Stone Veil World. This story is Amell and Nyssa's, if you have read the prior book in the series THE SHADOW PRINCESS, you'll recall that Amell is Thalia's father and he has been made king of the Underworld after his assistance in taking down his predecessor. 

Nyssa McKnight is hell's newest arrival and part of Amell's duties as King is to decide what happens to the souls of those that die but have gone to their true destination for one reason or another, when Nyssa is in front of King Amell on the Bridge of Judgement there is only one decision for him to make with this sassy woman. Spare her and find out why she intrigues him so much.

To say that I absolutely adored these two together would be a grave understatement. They were beyond perfection. Sawyer Bennett has given us a fallen angel and a woman that has done questionable things and has you rooting for them right from the very beginning. 

Nyssa's story was one that was hard to digest but it all made sense on why she did the things that she did, and why she was spared the one way trip to The Crimson River. I loved her spunk and lets be honest here anyone that can call a fallen angel a "big old winged bat" is definitely feisty and can hold her own against him.

The chemistry was great and I would love to see these two pop up in future books just the way Thalia did in this one.

If you enjoy STEAMY Paranormal Romances, Fallen Angel Romances, Underworld Romances, or Inter-species Romances I highly recommend this book to you.

Happy Reading!!!

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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