By Cynthia Bujnicki
Hello there avid readers! What better way to start off the year 2020 than with a good book. So here you have it, the first Book of the Month winner of the year! Let’s give a round of applause to Beyond the Shadowed Earth (Beneath the Haunting Sea #2) by Joanna Ruth Meyer. Check out what it is all about below and don’t forget to stay tuned for the book of the month poll, a whole new selection of books to start off the new year.
It has always been Eda’s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, she’s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.
Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that he’s trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.
Set in the same universe as Joanna’s debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea, Beyond the Shadowed Earth combines her incredible world building and lush prose with a new, villainous lead.