Eubeltic Quest by Nadine C. Keels is book two in the Eubeltic Realm series and I have reviewed book one, Eubeltic Descent. I had meant to keep up with this series on my own but since I’m usually swimming in books, it slipped my mind. Luckily, the author reached out to me about reviewing it and I was more than happy to. This series is a spin off from Keels’ The Movement of Crowns series; however, you can read these books as standalones. With that being said, let’s get into the spoiler free review!
I like to give a heat level rating for all books with romance. If you’re curious about my rating system, you can check it out here.
He suspects that his own prayer has come back to haunt him…
As a respected guardsman in the kingdom he calls home, Dauntless is more than ready to take on his next assignment. He’s been chosen to accompany the king on a trip to witness the inauguration of a new Eubeltic nation.
Aside from the prestige of the trip, Daun is relieved to be getting away for a while. He hasn’t fully recovered from the recent damage to his trust in the woman he has a passion for.
This time of travel could be his best chance to soul-search. But when critical remnants of the past come to collide with the present, Daun realizes just how risky—and eruptive—a true quest of the soul can become.
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Like most books by this author, I really liked this one. The more time I spend in Keels’ fictional worlds, the more I love them. Her stories stand out because they’re so unique. The genre that they’re in is inspirational historical fantasy. It’s a unique mesh of genres that allows for a lot of creative freedom. This is not specifically a Christian, historical or fantasy story so Keels’ is able to totally create her own world and isn’t bound to the typical “rules” or expectations one might have when writing in those genres. I feel like this allows for a wide variety of readers to enjoy her books.
Since this book is a sequel, there are returning characters, along with new ones. I really loved Abigaia in the first book and I still love her in this one. This book is told from Dauntless, Daun’s, POV and while I did really like him, I think I prefer being in Abigaia’s head. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good, strong character but I think I just prefer the female “voice” more. I really enjoyed their dynamic together, though.
Another aspect of Keels’ books that I love is the inclusion of characters of many different races and characters with health issues that aren’t common. These aren’t just side characters, but main ones, and I love that kind of representation in fiction. Abigaia, for example, is mute and proficient in sign language. Keels’ books are simply filled with positivity and that’s something everyone can benefit from.
I recommend this book for lovers of clean romance, fantasy and history. The holidays are coming up so why not gift the reader in your life some new books? Nadine C. Keels is an indie author that I don’t think you’d regret supporting. I’d love to know if this series sounds like one you’d be interested in! Thanks for reading and have a great day!