Friday, February 10, 2012

Review: With my Last Breath by Courtney Cole

With My Last Breath (The Bloodstone Saga #3) picks up right where Fated (The Bloodstone #2) left off. Just when Harmonia seemed to have everything she wants; husband Cadmus, mother Aphrodite, and father Ares; the Fates once again threw her for a loop when they demanded that she find Zeus's sword. To ensure that she goes after the sword, Cadmus is struck down and his soul is sent into the Wastelands to remain there until Harmonia is successful in retrieving the sword.

Heartbroken and devastated that once again the Fates seemed to have interfered in her life by taking away her husband, Harmonia, Ares, and Aphrodite time travel to the land of Camelot and Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

This time around, Harmonia is Heleyne, Aphrodite is Queen Guinevere, and Ares is Sir Lancelot. The only surprise is that Ahmose appears as Merlin after he was thought to have been killed by the Fates for helping Harmonia discover the truth about her destiny.

If you have followed this series from the first book forward, you learned that Harmonia was a time traveling agent known as a Keeper who is given a very specific charge, or Daedal to watch over until it is time for her to die. For 2,000 years Harmonia has done the bidding of the fates, and has also died along with her charge as little more than a puppet to the fates who were her masters.

Harmonia later learned that she is actually the so called Chosen one who is supposed to bring balance to the world and the fates have been playing games with her the entire time. She is also known as the immortal goddess of harmony and contentment who can only be killed by using Zeus’s sword.

I so don’t want to spoil the entire series for those who haven’t read this series or what happens over the course of this story. I will say that I was happy that Cole time traveled Harmonia et al to the time of Arthur, Lancelot and Queen Guinevere and didn’t change what actually is “said” to happen to Arthur and his knights.

What she can do is throw readers into a spiral with a major surprise and naturally a cliffhanger ending and shocking surprise that leads into the final story of the series called My Tattered Bonds.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys time traveling, gods and goddess’s as well as a slew of other historical characters that may or may not have really existed throughout man’s history.

Title: With my Last Breath
Author: Courtney Cole
Release Date: August 24, 2011
Genres: Fantasy

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