Monday, 10 October 2016

#bookreview ~ The Severaine by K.J. Simmill #fantasy @SimmillKj

The Severaine
(The Forgotten Legacies Series Book 2)
K.J. Simmill

Sequel to the Award winning book, Darrienia.

Civilisations rise and fall leaving only dust and legend in their wake. Kingdoms were lost, and races forgotten. Across the countless span of time one threat rises, heralding the end of man’s rule, and laying to waste those who defiled its mistress. It is known as the Severaine, a power that in vengeance could bring even the Gods themselves to their knees. Each era overcame this peril so a new world could rise from the ashes of old. Lost within such wisdom could be the answers our heroes seek, a means to stop the threat before a new cycle is born.

But legends can lie and history can be mistaken.

There is another tale, a fable on the lips of few, it speaks of the means to force this power into submission, and there are those who would seek to bend this devastating might to their will.

Creatures rise, guardians wake, and sometimes even the meddling hands of man can turn divine plans awry. The prophesies of old were reforged by death and whisper now a chilling truth. If this path continues unobstructed there is only one conclusion. The end of man and god alike.

But there are some secrets that should never be uncovered and paths which mortals must fear to tread.

When revenge knows no boundaries there are some bonds even death cannot destroy.


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What did I think of the book?

I have read my fair share of fantasy books, but The Severaine is in a class of its own. With elegant prose and descriptive texts, Simmill has brought this dystopian world alive for her readers. The attention to detail is exquisite. It was so easy to visualize this world and as for the storyline, the word "epic," does not do this book justice. I haven't read such a fantastic fantasy since J. R. R. Tolkien  ~ The Lord Of The Rings.

With a cast of believable and likeable characters ~ who struggle with their own personal demons, and a world that is foreign yet strangely familiar, this is a compelling tale of good vs. evil. Each page turn brought new horrors, new struggles but above all else, it showed the strength and spirit of those who would fight for freedom and justice. I really took to the character of Daniel. He is a tortured soul who battles with grief and guilt, as well as a raging desire for revenge. I actually found myself crying while I read about him~ I could feel his pain.

I love how Simmill  has cleverly weaved the tales of the ancient Greek Gods, into this unforgettable story. A must read for any fans of mythological fiction.

This is the kind of book where you can snuggle down under a warm blanket, and allow yourself to get lost in the world Simmill has created. I did not want to put this book down, as each turn of the page brought new adventures, new adversaries, as well as a chance to learn more about these unforgettable protagonists.

The Severaine may be part of The Forgotten Series, but I guarantee, you will not forget this book in a hurry! I Highly Recommend.


About the author

K.J. Simmill is a British author with books released in both the fantasy and non-fiction genres. It is her intention to ensure each book she writes will donate a percentage of her royalties to a good cause.

She is a qualified Usui Reiki master, with certifications in various fields of holistic therapy. inclusive of aromatherapy, crystal healing, colour therapy, ethereal Reiki, Indian head massage, shaman power Reiki, sound therapy, and massage therapy. She has also spent many years researching various practices of magic and herbal medicine. She is also currently working towards a herbal practitioner qualification.

When she is not writing, she is an avid reader and a passionate gamer.

It is K.J's aim for each one of her titles to donate a percentage of the author royalties to a different charity. Herbal Lore is donating 15% to The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and Darrienia is donating 10% to the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) charity directed towards the Neonatal intensive care unit.


  1. Thank you for this awesome review. I am completely speechless, thank you.


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