Oath of the Brotherhood by C. E. Laureano

The Synopsis:

In a kingdom where the Old Ways hold fast and a man’s worth lies entirely in his skill with the sword, Conor Mac Nir is a scholar, a musician, and a follower of the forbidden Balian faith: problematic for any man, but disastrous for the son of the king.When Conor is sent as a hostage to a neighboring kingdom, he never expects to fall in love with the rival king’s sister, Aine. Nor does he suspect his gift with the harp (and Aine’s ability to heal) touches on the realm of magic. Then his clan begins a campaign to eliminate all Balians from the isle of Seare, putting his newfound home in peril and entangling him in a plot for control of the island that has been unfolding since long before his birth.Only by committing himself to an ancient warrior brotherhood can Conor discover the part he’s meant to play in Seare’s future. But is he willing to sacrifice everything–even the woman he loves–to follow the path his God has laid before him?

I received this book via Netgalley for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


Oath of the Brotherhood.jpgForced to be a bargaining chip between two kingdoms, Prince Conor finds himself in a plot that he needs to figure out– before his chance to make a difference is replaced by his funeral.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been trying to finish this book for months now. But, it’s just not holding my attention and now that I’m halfway into the book, I don’t think that it will ever grab my attention.

There’s nothing that I can quite pinpoint that is repelling me from enjoying it, it’s just a very slow plot and, unfortunately, I’m finding it boring. I like the characters okay and I love that it’s a clean, Christian fantasy. I’m just not impressed with the storyline.

So, I probably won’t be finishing any time soon. Some other readers may pick it up and love it, but I didn’t enjoy it. I give 2 out of 5 stars.


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2 stars

Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.