Twist and turns galore! A Forgotten Past: The Sapeiro Chronicles by Tiffany Lafleur is a must-read for all fantasy lovers! Lily, a skilled Beast Whisperer, can’t remember her life before washing up on the banks of Basolt as a child. One day while Lily is outside, she witnesses local villagers being chased by an angry Forest Bear. Lily tries to use her beast whispering powers to distract the bear but ends up discovering she has a highly coveted skill worth killing for! Chaos ensues; will Lily make it out of this mess alive! A Forgotten Past is one wild ride!
I’m still processing all that happened in this novel! Lafleur is a brilliant writer with many strong points. Her ability to write strong female characters that always upstage their male counterparts is astounding! Even better is her ability to describe the atmosphere and surroundings! A Forgotten Past is complex story that explores many different ideas.
The characters in the novel are all well developed and seemed really fleshed out. Author Taffany Lafleur’s ability to build a character’s story arc organically and have it feel authentic is amazing. Although the way I imaged characters looking didn’t really line up to the way they were described, but it could just be my imagination was on a different track.
I relished in Lafleur’s atmospheric descriptions! When she described Basolt’s town square, I felt as if I was there! She pays close attention to detail when writing descriptions. She describes structures intently; if they’re aged, what they’re made of, even what they smell like! It creates an immersive experience!
It was a delight to read about strong female characters! Women were the focal point of this story. Often in a popular fantasy books, authors will make the main female characters the sidekick to lackluster male characters. Lafleur has created powerful women within her intriguing story and does every woman in the world justice with this story!
I hope the author covers more of the history of Sapeiro in later books. Throughout the novel, I had an itch to learn more about the land’s history because it seems like we’re only scratching the surface of a compelling back story, and I want to know more about the original sorcerers.
A Forgotten Past: The Sapeiro Chronicles is an epic fantasy adventure that will be difficult to put down.
Pages: 281 | ASIN: B08BN8HK2F
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