I’ve met a lot of interesting people as I’ve delved into the writing world. One of the coolest people I’ve met is author Erin Rhew.
I know–she’s gorgeous and has purple hair. Lucky for us, instead of pursuing modeling she became a writer and wrote this amazing series called The Fulfillment Series. Book Three, The Fulfillment released on October 15th. Check out this cover and blurb!
Layla’s world tumbles out of control when she discovers the truth of her parentage and realizes the Prophecy—the one she upended her entire life to defend—is incomplete. When her new friends share the entire Prophecy, the revelations contained within it alter her destiny and challenge everything she and Wil believe in. Now, she must confront the Outlander queen to save the Ethereal kingdom while grappling with this new reality.
Tortured and imprisoned, Nash accepts his fate and offers the First Ones the one thing he has left to give: his life. In a desperate attempt to save the people he loves most, he surrenders himself to the Outlander queen and a destiny darker than he could have ever dreamed possible.
Wil, tormented by the consequences of his choices, realizes he may never be able to uphold his end of the Prophecy. His mistake casts a deep, foreboding shadow over his kingdom and those he loves, while its ripples threaten to shatter both the Prophecy and everything he and his family have sworn to protect.
In this epic conclusion, lives are lost, kingdoms clash, friendships are tested, and love and fate collide.
Amazing, yes? When I learned that The Fulfillment was on its way, I wanted to check out the series, so for 99 cents I downloaded the first book, The Prophecy, from Amazon. I became completely immersed in the book and read it in about a day. I wrote this casual review on my Goodreads page:
I know I’m late to the game reading The Prophecy (The Fulfillment Series #1 by Erin Rhew), but with The Fulfillment (Book 3 of the series) on its way to release in a couple of weeks, I wanted to catch up!
I loved reading this book, imagining the world Ms. Rhew created, and falling in love with the characters. I thought I’d have a hard time keeping up, since fantasy isn’t my usual genre, but I had no problem. Ms. Rhew does a great job of keeping the voice of each character separate and adding enough description that a clear picture was created in my head from first introduction. I read this book and it played through my mind like a movie– the castles, the dungeon, the maze, the woods, it’s all in my head.
I enjoyed how Layla’s strength and femininity, Wil’s noble gentleness and cuteness, and Nash’s internal struggles and hotness, made for a love triangle that I’m not entirely sure who I’m rooting for! (TeamWho??? Help!). Usually I can figure out who’s going to get the girl from page one, but the love triangle in The Prophecy reminds me of that in the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries–you end up rooting for two guys and fall in love with them both.
Don’t even get me started on the last chapter. I couldn’t believe the scene Ms. Rhew left us in at the end of Book 1! Honestly, I was almost angry at her 🙂 However, I’m thankful that I can order Book 2 TODAY so I can continue the story. Heck, I may as well preorder Book 3 now, since I’m completely hooked.
I’m in the middle of Book 2, The Outlanders and love it, but I can’t wait to get to Book 3 to see how the series wraps up. I know I’ll be sad when it’s over.
If you’d like to check out the series, I’ve made it easy for you. Click on these links: Amazon or Barnes and Noble – Both The Prophecy and The Outlanders are 99 cents on Amazon, so it won’t break the bank either. Join me in catching up and then tell me what you think!
More on Erin:
Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the “Grammar Police.”
A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of the Pacific Northwest with the amazingly talented (and totally handsome) writer Deek Rhew and their “overly fluffy,” patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by-side.
I’d add the following to this bio: She’s super sweet and incredibly helpful to new authors, always willing to share her expertise. She’s fun to follow on Twitter and Facebook (clink to open a new page and check her out) because she shares her life with her readers and fans. She also blogs at blog.erinrhewbooks.com.
As always, thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend!