Wednesday 10 October 2018

The Arrows of the Heart - Jeffe Kennedy

Ebook, 280 p
Published October 2018
The Uncharted Realms #4, The Twelve Kingdoms Complete Universe [publication order] #8
Fantasy romance
For review

MY thoughts:
This series is my favorite Kennedy series. I know I know, yes an author can have different voices, and she so has! Lately I have read one set in the same world, but before The Twelve Kingdoms, and that is not a romance one, but fantasy. And the voice is a whole other authors. Then there was this fantasy romance set in yet another world, and again, totally different voice. But hey, that is why she is the author! But my heart belongs to the first trilogy, and the this new series. This is my favorite voice.

Ok so when I am done rambling about that...

Karyn was married, she was told she had to be a virgin for the rest of her life. Then her husband fell in love and said they could divorce so that he could leave that stinking kingdom behind. But, what about her!? She is not prepared for this world. She was raised to be a princess. She knows nothing else. She tries to become a fighter since Jepp showed her some moves (Jepp who fell in love with her husband who was not allowed to touch her omg just read the previous books.) But Karyn is not really a fighter. And she wants more from life. Sure, being a princess could have been nice. But she would never have been allowed to be a mother. And now she is with the Tala...

Zyr is, oh he is a bit too much, but then he is Tala! They are flirty, they do not care about silly things, sex is not big deal and they are free. Though, now when I start to think about it, that is not the best thing. I mean if you are not sure who your baby daddy is then what stops your kid falling for his half sister! I mean they are inbred enough already. These people need some new boundaries and to start writing down who fathered who. Anyhow, he is a good guy. He is just...a surfer dude! Ha, but yes, I could see that. Carefree, loving and kind.

And he sure flirts with her and tries to get under her skin, and clothes. And she might just need it so that she can learn that women are not tools, women have a voice too. They can be strong on their own (and fall in love too.)

But before the love falling part, they will banterm become closer and fight monsters as they set out on an adventure. And dang! Now I want to know what happens in the next book!? Who is the next book about?

Great series :)


Karyn af Hardie is on her own, for the first time in her life. While all around her brace for war with Karyn’s former homeland, the Empire of Dasnaria, all Karyn really wants is to find a husband who will care for her. After all, she gave up everything for the chance at a normal family life with love and children. She has no way of supporting herself and the only thing of value she has to offer is her virginity. The last thing she’ll do is squander that on the flirtatious shapeshifter Zyr.

Zyr is fascinated by the golden-haired and exotic Karyn—but not enough to put up with all of her mossback rules. She’d be considerably happier, in his opinion for some good bouts of healthy sex. Still, that’s not his problem and he has plenty that is. His sister Zynda has disappeared, possibly never to return, leaving him with a mission to use the mysterious map-sticks to find ancient n’Andana and recruit help for a war they seem doomed to lose to otherwise.

Suspected as a Dasnarian spy, Karyn can’t stay in Annfwn while the defense is planned—so she’s sent with Zyr to assist on his desperate quest. If they can keep from killing each other, Karyn and Zyr might just discover they hold more than a map to saving the world.


  1. Yeah, free love doesn't sound that great if inbreeding is the result. Yuck. Hopefully Zyr is worthy of Karyn. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    1. He is :)
      Ha, might be only I who started thinking of that

  2. Beautiful cover! & I love the sound of this one.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  3. I need to read more of this series

  4. Cover caught my attention, glad you enjoyed!

  5. Karyn sounds like a character to stand behind and hope the best for. I can see why the book has hooked you.

  6. I think this is the longest review you've written in a while ;) Seems like a good one!


  7. She looks badass with that bow.

  8. I've never read Jeffe Kennedy. If I had to start somewhere though, this is the series I'd like to read. Sounds so interesting!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. I really do need to give Jeffe Kennedy a try. Glad you liked this one.

  10. Yesssss. I <3 this series so much! The heroines are such strong women and we get to watch them transform on the page.

  11. GAH! I need this one. I just need to find time to read it, too. I adore this series and love how it's kept its appeal for the series. And... I totally laughed at your baby-daddy observations!

    1. Hehe, well I mean when it is said like that my mind wanders

  12. I just finished this book, like yesterday. Such a great story. This one was darker than most of the books in this series (but not the spinoff). I was truly scared for them at one point. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    1. I just want them all to be happy! One day, one day!



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