Author: John Geers
Rating: 4 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.” Since the dawn of humanity, they have summoned countless couples, inflicting suffering with the intention to grow true love. They have never succeeded…but now they have their best opportunity in two couples from Wisconsin.
Emerge Beyond Circles whent above and beyond what I expected. Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Her coven’s eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love, but in order to do so, they feel like three things must endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering, the last being the greatest of all. Since the dawn of humanity, they’ve summoned numerous couples, inflicting suffering on them with the intent to grow true love. They’ve never succeeded… But now they have their best opportunity yet.
A huge part of the book focuses on the characters’ relationships, and the author has managed to craft some very realistic and complex characters – both as individuals and couples. The book has a mystical, spiritual quality to it, and the plot is very compelling.
It’s not what you expect in terms of a fantasy book, but it turns out to be so much more. I can best describe it as a spiritual journey to find out what true love is. A truly compelling, engaging story.