Book Review: The Unseen Force by Catherine Fitzsimmons

Title: The Unseen Force
By: Catherine Fitzsimmons
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 306
Release Date: June 19th, 2020
Publisher: Brain Lag
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads:

The Battle of Albrith is over. The battle for Faneria has just begun.

Magic is forbidden in Faneria. That's why it came as a complete surprise when the king's city was attacked by a band of rogue mages. Though they were thwarted, Damian Sires, instrumental in their defeat, is known for only one thing--her magic.

She returns home to a cold welcome and an even greater threat looming. For Niabi, servant of the Gods of Light, is amassing an army far to the west. After Niabi fought the Goddess of Chaos in the streets of Albrith with no thought to the damage she caused, Damian knows that this Army of Light spells disaster.

Guarded at all times and accompanied by a former mercenary with a dark past, Damian sets out to stop Niabi from wreaking havoc on her country. However, even more dangerous secrets and plots are about to emerge...


This was a good book with a very interesting story. I loved the magic use and how magic was forbidden. It made the story feel more suspenseful.

The characters felt easy and lovable, but I wanted more from them. They lacked depth at times and I needed more back story to fill in the gaps. I might have known more about them if I had read the first book, but since I didn't I was left a little lost. Still, they were wonderful characters.

The reason why I couldn't give this book a higher rating was the world building. It felt like the author was just pulling us through the story down a straight line without any color. I wanted depth and textures. I wanted to know what the world around me looked like and I lost that as the story progressed.

All in all, this was a fascinating story with an intriguing plot line. Thank you to the author for a copy of this book to review.

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