Book Review: The Unseen Promise by Ellen Mae Franklin

Unssen Proimse CoverSet on the world Tarkeenia, this story marks the struggle between god and man, magic and indefinable evil. Monsters walk the shadows and the tip of balance between dark and light, good and evil. Even on a good day, living is tenuous. Strangers become friends, uneasy alliances are tainted by betrayal and self gain. Unlikely heroes salvage what they can, in a world on the brink of chaos. Flesh eating Specks, turn the living to dust, Murrdocks and Dwarves, Benzines and Magi all strive to make do in a world bubbling with wild magic. Will Tarkeenia survive the tug and pull of the very spoilt and the very wicked? Will those lost to the dark, find a way back to the light? Is it possible to forget, or forgive and begin again? All these questions and more are answered in this first book, as the reader walks Tarkeenia’s many paths.


The Unseen Promise proves to weave a tale that you cannot put down. As you read in the story it starts to become unclear who are the good guys and who are the bad. A lot of characters seem to teeter on the edge between good and bad as the story unfolds.

The characters written by Ms Franklin show us that life is not just who is good and who is bad, not matter what you look like. Those you think that may be bad might just be good and vice versa. She leaves an open ending that makes you want to delve into the next book of the series.

I was wondering at book’s end what is going to happen next. What is the fate of Roedanth, Pellimac, Prince Pec, Knat, and the rest? Guess, I’ll have to pick up the next book to learn their fates.

I give this book



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