The Rise of Fortune and Fury (Chronicles of the Stone Veil)

The Rise of Fortune and Fury
by Sawyer Bennett
Release Date:  May 4, 2021
Publisher:  Big Dog Books, LLC
Book #5 in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series
Number of pages:  285
Kindle Edition
Source: Amazon Purchase
Paranormal Romance M/F
Rating: R
Read 5/6/21 to 5/11/21

It’s time to meet my destiny.
Kymaris has everything she needs to bring down the veil between Earth and the Underworld. If she’s successful in completing the ritual, Earth will be darkened by evil. Demons will swarm our lands and the human race will be decimated.

It’s up to me to stop her.
My fate is to thwart the prophecy, but I’m not sure what to do. While I may have some gifts, I am still merely a human facing the queen of the Dark Fae who holds unimaginable power.

But I have something she doesn’t. Something she could never comprehend.

I have love.
Deep, abiding love which gives me the strength and courage to face down evil. Family, friends, and unexpected allies, who will stand shoulder to shoulder with me against this enemy. Should I fail, they are prepared to go down with me, but only after we have given our all.

My sacrifice may destroy everything I am. Fate may require my demise. But if that happens, I will leave this realm without regret, knowing that I have loved and been loved in return.

The Rise of Fortune and Fury is book five of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

It really pains me to say that, although I enjoyed this series, it was not the engaging tale I was expecting from Sawyer Bennett. She is one of my favorites, but this is her first foray into paranormal romance. The story is interesting and I liked the world building. Where I find this author usually shines is chemistry, and I found that lacking in these books.

In this final story of the series, it seems Finley finally has found some common sense. There are still a couple of questionable decisions, but for the most part even those are understandable. With the maturity of Finley, I was hoping to feel more of the supposed unbreakable connection between her and Carrick. Alas, that wasn’t to be.

While I had issues with the chemistry for the main couple, I still found a great connection between the group as a whole. They work well together and their different friendships really felt authentic. Finley is finally going to get her sister and everyone is currently on the same page and working together. I love all of those parts of this story.

I’m still curious about Carrick’s brothers. Which means I will read more if the author decides to do another series featuring one of them. As I said, she hasn’t done paranormal before and I think it takes some authors a bit of an adjustment to change genres. She just needs to find her balance.

This story – 3.5 stars
Series overall – 4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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