The Forgotten Lyric

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The Forgotten Lyric by Carolina Cruz

How can an assassin retire and live with everything they’ve done? Some men turn to drink, while others choose to live in denial. Kennet Peders, on the other hand, is just trying to be a better person. Saving a young girl from death by poison seems to be the perfect place to start, yet even as he takes a job that does nothing but good, Kennet can’t fully escape his past… With the supernatural ability to influence other people’s emotions, Asa never felt quite comfortable in the society they were raised in. Luckily, being a bard means they can easily leave that society to find a home somewhere new—and the country of Bladland is very new to them. Here Asa finds themself presented with an opportunity: use their influence to help save a young girl and befriend a mysterious (and handsome) sword-for-hire in the process. It’s an adventure they’d be a fool to pass up on. The Forgotten Lyric is the second book in the Creed of Gethin trilogy.

AdultFantasy/Sword and SorceryDiversity Representation/Mental HealthDiversity Representation/LGBTQ+/Own Voices

Content Warning: child endangerment, brief instances of paralyzation, drug and alcohol use, and fantasy violence including harm to eyes.


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Booksthatburn avatar Booksthatburn book blogger

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: Graphic/Explicit CW for blood, violence, torture, murder, death. Moderate CW for grief, alcohol, vomit, injury detail. Minor CW for sexual content, child death.

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TinyElfArcanist avatar TinyElfArcanist book blogger

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

First thing I noticed upon opening this book: I loved the writing style. If you are into dark stories with funny moments, romance, mystery, great character development, and gods with lots of feelings, this series may be for you.

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