Welcome to the blog tour for Fathoms of Forgiveness by Nadia Scrieva!
There is no divorce in the undersea kingdom of Adlivun. Marriage is a bond that lasts until death—even if death comes in several centuries, and in that time your spouse happens to become your sworn enemy. This is the conflict that General Visola Ramaris faces when she learns that the mighty Vachlan is behind the attacks on her kingdom. She has sworn to protect Adlivun with her life, but long ago, she also swore to love and honor her husband…
Visola must choose whether she will destroy Vachlan once and for all, or attempt the hardest thing conceivable: communication. After two hundred years of desertion, she has no faith in their feeble bond and knows she can never forgive him. When he threatens the person dearest to her, she must take action. Confronting Vachlan on enemy territory would be nothing short of suicide. She knows that if she falls into his custody, the deranged man would relish breaking her down and making her lose her own sanity.
Princess Aazuria forbids Visola from taking matters into her own hands. She will do anything it takes to protect her friend from the man who wants to crush her.
Alas, Visola is a crazy, uncontrollable warrior woman with the blood of Vikings in her veins. Why would she ever consider doing the safe and predictable thing?
Taking up where Drowning Mermaids ended, Fathoms of Forgiveness takes us back to the underwater world of Adlivun. Aazuria is getting ready to wed Trevain, while Trevain is adjusting to his new reality. Aazuria's primary general Visola has recently learned that one of the people behind the most recent attack on Adlivun was her estranged husband Vachlan. It turns out that Vachlan wants Visola, but Aazuria cannot live without her best warrior. Vachlan soon forces their hand though, and Visola does what she feels is necessary. Whether or not Visola can survive her plan is another matter altogether.
I enjoyed the first book, so I was looking forward to reading this one. It definitely paid off. This was a better book on several levels. I found the writing to be tighter and the dialogue to be smoother. It all seemed to flow just a little better. I also found the story to be very intriguing. I remember wanting to learn more about the underwater world of Adlivun, and I got my wish for sure. Most of the action took place underwater, and there were so many traditions and important parts of underwater politics and history that I learned about. The author almost seemed to have a checklist of questions I had and seemed to answer many of them.
My favorite part of the book was Visola's flashback to how she and Vaclan met. You really get a good feel for their personalities and some of the things that drew them together. Naturally there were some twists and turns, several of which I did not see coming. I was honestly shocked by some of what went on. I will say though that some of the characters were much more forgiving that I would have been. This book also ends with a cliffhanger that left me wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I can't wait for the next one.
Book provided for review.