Today I’m bringing attention to the book Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Patrick Samphire. I’ll take you through the blurb, about the author, and a few tour excerpts! If you’d like to follow along with the tour, you can find the full tour schedule here.
After a violent storm destroys her ship, Isaura Johansdottir knows better than to hope she’ll be rescued from Eisland’s vast Failock Sea. Adrift and alone, her plans to start over lost, it’s a tragic conclusion after the disastrous end of her marriage—until she’s saved by Leonel, one of the merfolk, a creature long believed extinct. In repayment for her life, Leonel enlists her help to investigate the Failock’s mysterious and deadly plague of squalls. But when Isaura discovers Eisland’s ruthless new Lord commands the storms, her life will be in more danger on land than it ever was at sea.
As guardian of the Fathoms, Leonel must find the cause of unnatural storms ravaging the tidal currents and destroying the sea life. There are rumors of dark magic stirring in the Orom Abyss, the resting place of old, vanquished gods who tried to submerge the land millennia ago. Yet without proof, no one in King Ægir’s court will listen to him. And if it’s discovered he broke the Blue Laws to save a shipwrecked landweller, he might not survive the consequences.
As storms spread, Leonel and Isaura uncover secrets as forbidden as the bond that grows between them. Betrayal lurks in the restless sea, and when ancient powers lay siege to Eisland’s coast, the truth may be drowned along with everything else
About the Author
A child of two cultures, this hapa haole Hawaiian girl is currently landlocked in the Midwest. After exploring the world for a chunk of years, she hunkered down in Minnesota and now fills her days with family, fiction, and the occasional snowstorm. With a house full of lovable toddlers, a three-legged cat, and one handsome Dutchman, she prowls the keyboard late at night while the minions sleep. Coffee? Nah, she prefers tea with a generous spoonful of sarcasm.
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What readers have to say
The plot is woven carefully exposing you enough to certain characters so that we can look forward to reading about them in future stories. At the same time, it pays full attention to the story at hand which is mainly about two characters who find themselves alone and are genuinely looking for something good out there.bookbugworld
The writing is beautiful and so descriptive to the point that I felt the sea, I was submerged in its watery beauty and cruelty. I was surrounded, felt it’s undercurrents and waves as Leonel swam and fought. The flow of the story rode along like the crest of a wave, with moments of fast paced action alongside calm stilled waters.Hayley’s Book Room
The tension and excitement of the story builds from the very beginning and doesn’t let up. The book is so full of action that it doesn’t even seem to take a breather, and you’re constantly on the edge of your seat. It all leads to an unbelievable climax, with twists and turns that you would never expect. It’s explosive and unexpected, and so completely satisfying at the same time._ForBooksSake
Beneath Cruel Fathoms gave me reverse Little Mermaid but make it dark and adult vibes, and it came with a heaping dose of Norse mythology, magic, and fast-paced action on land and in the sea. It’s safe to say that I was sucked in from the very beginning! The writing was wonderfully immersive and atmospheric and was steadily paced throughout.dinipandareads
The writing was engaging and well paced and the book was just so much fun! I raced through it very quickly and just had the best time reading it.Shelves of Starlight
A touching fantasy that focuses on two characters trying to learn to open up and trust someone set against an epic backdrop of Gods battling for dominance.myth and magic book reviews
I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 BBNYA competition and the BBNYA tours organised by the TWR Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.
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