Laila Pennedy awaits death by hanging. For the Rendow Clan rules the Woodlands Region, aiming to slaughter the Faithful. And she deserves to die. But Lars Landre, the man destined to lead the Faithful out of persecution, has other plans hidden behind his rare and mysterious blue eyes. Rescue.

Following the daring escape, Laila seeks the path of a warrior and vows revenge against the Rendow Clan. She embarks on a dangerous journey with Lars, one in which they endeavor to reach the promised safety of a magical village, to train for battle, and to ultimately assure freedom for those with faith in the Maker.

Clashes of weapons and souls. Brutal loss of lives. Unrequited love. How in all the Woodlands will Laila survive?

Of the Persecuted is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Fantasy stories are currently my go to read so when I read the description of Of the Persecuted I knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it. Never before have I been so captivated by a fantasy story with religious elements and this is thanks to the exceptional author Angie Brashear and her talented literature and so, if you are a reader looking to be captivated by a bewitching story then Of the Persecuted is a novel you should not miss!

Of the Persecuted follows the young protagonist of the novel Laila Pennedy who has experienced a significant amount of trauma thanks to the Rendow Clan, a ruthless group who have taken over the Woodlands Region in the fantasy realm featured in the story. The Rendow Clan has a purpose, and that is to rid the region of the faithful. Laila herself is faithful, and so were her family but sadly her brother was hanged, and her parents murdered because of their faith. Laila herself was meant to be killed but a handsome blue-eyed man called Lars Landre saves her just in time. Over the course of the book, the reader will follow Lars and Laila on their journey to seek revenge on the Rendow Clan and free the region of them so that the residents can be happy and share their faith. Throughout the journey, secrets will be revealed, and many spectacular events will happen as well as devastating ones. What follows is a fascinating story that is guaranteed to keep readers entertained for hours on end so of course, I have to recommend this book to you lovely readers!

The story of Of the Persecuted is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Angie Brashear, the author of the book. Brashear manages to develop her world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Brashear’s flawless ability to do this. As I read Of the Persecuted, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Brashear’s spellbinding literature. Brashear’s writing is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not too dense, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.

Some of the key components I loved about the story was the dominant message at the heart of the book as well as the evolving romance between Laila and Lars which was so perfect! The powerful message at the heart of the book is faith and willing to die for your faith. I really admire this attribute in life and love, even more, when it is shared in literature, so I admire Brashear for lacing this throughout her book. The characterization of Laila and Lars was fantastic, the characterization of Laila, in particular, was terrific because Brashear has written her in a way that makes her highly relatable as well as likable. The journey Laila goes on is one that will relate to many readers, in particular, young readers and so I love how Brashear decided to write her in this way.

Overall Of the Persecuted is a dramatic, compelling and action-packed fantasy adventure that will entertain and delight readers for hours on end so I, of course, have to review this incredible book five stars! So please if you love fantasy stories that follow a strong protagonist while being taken on a memorable journey, then Of the Persecuted is for you! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for Angie Brashear which will be live next week!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Of the Persecuted. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

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Aimee, thanks so much for the lovely review! You’ve reminded me of the main reason I started writing — to inspire others. Many, many blessings. 🙂

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