The Battle is O’er Blog Tour Plus Review!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Battle is O’er
(The Blue Bells Chronicles #5)
By Laura Vosika
Historical Time Travel, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 470 pages
March 23rd 2018 by Gabriel’s Horn Press

In the gripping conclusion to The Blue Bells Chronicles, just as Shawn is steadily regaining all he feared he had lost forever—his career, his son, and even Amy’s heart—he learns of MacDougall’s vengeance against Niall, for the act Shawn himself committed. He wrestles with a prophecy and an ancient letter that never changes, a letter that details the fate of his own son, if he cannot stop it—and possibly the fate of the world itself, as he learns of Simon Beaumont’s plan to use his knowledge of the future to destroy it.

Shawn’s selfishness once cost him everything. His newfound selflessness may do the same.

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My Review: 

Even though I am about 70% done with this novel, I am positive that this is a great end to an adventure-packed series. Every single character I have encountered was unique, and character development was also incredible. I read a summary of the other books in this series before starting this one, and Shawn started off being a completely different character than he is now. It is very interesting to read the last chapters of his story, and truly see how much he has grown in the last few books. I won’t spoil anything, as even I haven’t had the chance to read the end, but this one just gets better and better the more I read.

Also, this book constantly switches between the medieval times that the previous books focused on, and then the modern times that Shawn has returned to. This was a little confusing at the beginning as I was still getting used to all the characters and comparing them to the synopses. By the time I got to the middle of the book, I was used to the switches, and the rest of the story flowed smoothly.

The world has been built in the previous four books of this series, but it is still expanded upon now. Especially since Shawn is back in the modern world, he has to remember things from his past life that he hasn’t done for two years. This makes for a very creative storyline.

Even though this was a bit of a comedic fantasy, I didn’t find myself thinking that the storyline was silly or pointless. Rather than this, I enjoyed every bit of plot that I read and could take the storyline seriously.

I would recommend this to lovers of fantasy novels, and now-complete series with complex storylines, characters, and worldbuilding.

 

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About the Author

Laura Vosika is the author of the beloved series, The Blue Bells Chronicles, a tale of time travel, action and adventure, romance and redemption, ranging across modern and medieval Scotland. She runs Gabriel’s Horn Press, and is active in poetry as a member of the League of Minnesota Poets, routinely performing at local open mics. She has appeared in The Star Tribune, and on WCCO and Channel 12, and hosted Books and Brews with Laura Vosika on AM 950.

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Tour Schedule

June 11th:
Launch
Bri’s Book Nook
June 12th:
Among the Reads
Two Points of Interest
June 13th:
E-Romance News
Hearts & Scribbles
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Andi’s Book Reviews
June 14th:
Paulette’s Papers
June 15th:
Becky on Books
June 18th:
Stacking My Book Shelves!
June 19th:
Daily Waffle
June 20th:
Mel’s Shelves
June 21st:
Koops Konclusions
SilverWoodSketches
June 22nd:
Teatime and Books
June 23rd:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

l winner will receive a print copy of Blue Bells of Scotland (book one in the series) and a Team Shawn or Team Angus t-shirt (US only)
1 winner will receive an ebook of Blue Bells of Scotland (open internationally)
– Ends June 27th

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