{Review} Vows & Ruins by Helen Scheuerer

September 27, 2023 Adult 0 ★★★★★

{Review} Vows & Ruins by Helen ScheuererVows & Ruins by Helen Scheuerer
Pages: 501
on September 21, 2023
Series: The Legends of Thezmarr #2
Genres: adult, Fantasy & Magic
Source: Finished Copy from Author

Against all odds, Althea Zoltaire emerged from her trials as a champion. Now, she must train even harder and prepare herself to become a true warrior of Thezmarr.
But Thea’s world is turned upside down as she struggles to navigate her newfound magic and uncover the secrets of her past. Slowly, she begins to untangle the truth about her family, her powers and the evil that threatens to engulf the kingdom.

When Wilder Hawthorne returns to be her official mentor, everything changes. Dark forces are gathering, and he will stop at nothing to prepare her for the challenges to come, even if it means breaking her.

As war looms and their quest for answers leads master and apprentice deeper into danger, the undeniable connection between them intensifies – defying all odds, but also threatening to tear them apart.

With secrets unravelling and evil closing in, Thea and Wilder fight to save the world, and each other. The fate of the realms rests in their hands – will they emerge victorious, or will the darkness consume them both?

Full of action, adventure and steamy romance, Vows & Ruins is the second book in the spellbinding epic romantic fantasy series, The Legends of Thezmarr and is perfect for fans of The Bridge Kingdom, From Blood and Ash and The Witcher.



My Thoughts

Vows & Ruins is the second book in the adult fantasy romance series The Legends of Thezmarr by the amazing Helen Scheuerer. As always, I am BLOWN away by her writing and fantasy world building. Blood & Steel was one of the best books I read last year, and I have read it 4 times already. I had to read Vows & Ruins twice before I was able to compile my thoughts into something somewhat cohesive. In fact, these characters have been living rent free in my head non-stop since finishing the book. I am obsessed with Thea and Wilder. This series is one of the best fantasy series I have ever read. Yes, I said it and I will say it again- these are some of the best fantasy books EVER!

In Vows & Ruins, we pick up right where we left off at the end of book one. Thea and Wilder are trying to keep their distance from one another (well one of them is…) but I knew there is no way they would be able to. And I am so happy I was right. These two are magnetic and electric.(which is especially funny for Thea) Their chemistry and romance sizzled right off the pages. I highlighted the heck out of this book because I will just never be able to get enough of these two. Thea and Wilder are up there in the ranks of my favorite bookish couple ever.

I need to know what is going to happen next. This book is not just romance. Helen is a master storyteller, with epic worldbuilding and writing that will keep you flipping pages as fast as you can, even when you are trying to savor every word. The plot of Vows & Ruins was every bit as epic and brutal and amazing as the first book. It had plenty of twists and turns, with Wilder and Thea now as warsword and apprentice they spent a lot of time together trying to help stop the impending spread of evil and also trying to piece together more bits of Thea and Wren from their past. Helen has captures my entire being with The Legends of Thezmaar series, and I am completely desperate for the next book. The ending of this one was particularly brutal, and I am in no way over it.

If you are looking for a fantasy romance that is going to grip you from the first page and never let go, you need to read this series. Helen writes some of my favorite fantasy books ever. If you love tension filled hot looks, great dialogue, characters that will make you fall head over heels in love and a plot that will make you wish the book would never end- this is your book.



About Helen Scheuerer

Helen Scheuerer is the fantasy author of the bestselling series, The Oremere Chronicles, the Curse of the Cyren Queen quartet and the upcoming epic romantic fantasy, Blood & Steel. Her work has been highly praised for its strong, flawed female characters and its action-packed plots. She also publishes advice for authors with her nonfiction series, Books For Career Authors.

Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a creative writing degree and a Masters of Publishing. She has been a full-time author since 2018 and now lives amidst the mountains in New Zealand where she is constantly dreaming up new stories.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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