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Bloomsbury presents A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer, read by Melissa Bayern, Kate Handford, Davis Brooks and Matt Reeves.

Kingdoms will clash. Choose your side.

The incredible conclusion to New York Times best-selling author Brigid Kemmerer's Cursebreaker series.

Face your fears, fight the battle.

Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone - even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace.  

Fight the battle, save the kingdom.

Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and a magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs.

As the two kingdoms come closer to conflict, loyalties are tested, love is threatened, and an old enemy resurfaces who could destroy them all, in this stunning conclusion to best-selling author Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreaker series.

©2021 Brigid Kemmerer (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

What the critics say

"Has everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale: a finely-drawn fantasy world, a heroine rarely seen in fiction, and a tortured hero with a secret. I have only one complaint: I wish the sequel were already available!" (Jodi Picoult, New York Times best-selling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things, on A Curse So Dark and Lonely)

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cute.

I enjoyed this book series although not as much as I thought I would.

I loved how they incorporated some aspects of PTSD, Rhen and Harper's skittish reactions to Gray's magic makes sense and would naturally be expected!

I also enjoyed the protrayal of Harper and Rhen's relationship in this book.
How even though Harper is angry and resentful of Rhen's actions does not make her love him any less. she is angry but she does not leave.
Her reflection on staying with him is true to anyone who loves someone deeply and disagrees with what they are doing so profoundly but cannot abandon them, but fights to help change them/guide them.

I am confused however on how the two countries will operate? How can the king of one country, marry the queen of another and stay seperate countries?
what about the heir?
Which kingdom will they rule? how will it be determined?!

I found the progression of events in this story to be dry, there was too much anticipation for each event and the execution of the event was bland.

I wonder if there will be enough story left to continue on the series?
I hope so only because the end left alot of questions unanswered in regard to the anti magic faction and how Rhen will grow and adapt.

I hope the next book jam packs alot of action. I feel as though these 3 books could have easily been 2. or at least needed a lot more content to be three.

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  • Addy
  • 2021-04-03

Should’ve Been a Stand-alone

I really loved the first book in the series and it even got me back into reading. However, I did not like the second book at all because I cannot stand Liamara, but the ending was really great and shocked me. This book was fine. It really felt like it dragged on. I thought *****’s death was unnecessary—as if she just killed someone because it was unrealistic for everyone to live. Well guess what: it’s fantasy and doesn’t have to be realistic.

I don’t regret reading this series. Overall it’s decent. However, I would seriously just recommend that you read the first book and stop there.

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  • Ariel Scheimann
  • 2021-01-30

All the feels and a mostly satisfying conclusion

Thoroughly enjoyed this series even if I found some of the characters to be a bit grating. I loved getting the perspective of all four main characters in this book. Kemmerer brought so much life and emotion to each of these characters and told the story in a way that nearly had me in tears at multiple points throughout the book. The ending did feel a bit rushed and I was left wanting a tad more to wrap it all up, but overall loved this conclusion and the series as a whole is an entertaining indulgence!

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  • Prerna Kuckreja
  • 2021-03-06

Good but...

Satisfying ending and I love that there is room for more..I’ve enjoyed this series!
The performance of Lia Mara was not to my liking. Someone it sounded like a whiny teen rather than a queen. I wish the voice actor was given better direction on this one!

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  • Autumn
  • 2021-02-08

Excellent Finale!

I loved this book! Such a great ending to a fantastic series! so many great scenes and such great characters!