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Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake - The Literary Phoenix
I’d like to open this review by posing a passive-aggressive question: Why bother setting your fantasy in a pre-created mythological world if you are going to make up all the details? That, my loves, is the thorn in my side when it comes to Beyond a Darkened Shore. I had numerous other issues with this book – the emotional depth of the characters and the awkward passage of time, to name a few – but the blatant disregard for easily researched details astounds me. Especially in the mythology. Early on, I comment on my Goodreads status update that someone who is not …