I received a copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Page Count 378
Publication date May 2019/ Publisher Accent Press
What if every coincidence was a tiny miracle? What if our life was already mapped out before birth? What if someone had the power to change the path we were destined to follow?
Ella hates her new life in London, she misses Spain and she’s struggling to get over her past until she meets Zac. He has always loved her but he isn’t meant to be part of Ella’s story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and will force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense, a world more dangerous than she could ever imagine.
Romance as a main plot isn’t usually my cup of tea, but I follow N J Simmonds on Twitter and she’s so lovely and supportive in the community I had to read the book I’d been hearing her talk about throughout its creation.
As a romance in itself I probably wouldn’t have read The Path Keeper, but a fantasy with adult themes? Count me in!
The story of Zac and Ella was so endearing. There was something really pure and beautiful in the way Simmonds described their relationship. I loved that the characters lives all intertwined throughout the past and present timelines in this novel.
Simmonds did a fantastic job of combining real world historical events with a fictional fantasy plot and I thoroughly enjoyed her take on religion. I’d happily accept love as the basis of existence.
The writing flowed nicely and I had no struggles jumping back and forth between timelines and characters. Each chapter ended on a perfect note, urging me to keep turning the pages.
The Path Keeper holds strong themes of motherhood and the bond between mother and child as well as religion, love and the meaning of life. I was heavily invested in many of the characters and found myself clinging to the hope of a happy ending (for most of them).
Simmonds ended this story in such a way that you can choose to read it as a stand alone or continue the Indigo Chronicles series to find out what happens next…