Broken Arrow by Azaria M.J. Durant

Author Azaria M.J. Durant 
Title Broken Arrow 
Series Darkened Destiny Saga #1
Published July 29th, 2018
Genre fantasy, ya

Received from Xpresso Book Tours


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An ancient power long kept dormant stirs in the shadows once more as one boy embarks on a quest to earn his freedom and the freedom of his world! 

Magic has turned to myth, the Vaelhyreans of old to legend and the power wielded by the ancients has long been forgotten. However, with Ealdred, a mere half-breed slave boy, myth becomes reality, the forgotten remembered, and the power of the legend is reborn within him. 

Ealdred is merged into a world of mystery, brimming with deceit, where the remaining Vaelhyreans are in a desperate fight for their very survival. When Ealdred is kidnapped by the power-mongering dark lord Zeldek himself, he must make a choice; to commit his newfound magic to Zeldek’s service or die. But when he meets Bellator, clever yet treacherous servant of Zeldek, an alternative is presented to him: to escape from Zeldek’s stronghold and embark on a quest to find a cursed arrow and free the Vaelhyreans from the spell that keeps their powers at bay. 

Yet how can he survive in a world where magic is illegal, half-breeds are hated, and the four countries are on the brink of war?


Broken Arrow describes such a rich fantasy world. I especially love the mix of political and magical system, it's very vast and interesting. I love reading a fantasy book with thought out setting.

Ealdred is just a boy living a very hard life. Sold as a slave from a very young age and is constantly beaten and yelled at. No matter the amount of abuse, he stayed good on the inside. After particularly hard punishment, something magical happens and he has to run. This is a world where magic has become a myth. On the run gets captured and thrown in the middle of an ancient power struggle. And he just might be the most important part.

The world building is amazing, I felt like I was really there, in the middle of the action. The writing is good, but the pace is a bit off at times. 

Happy reading,



  1. I love it when the world is so well developed you can really picture it all in front of you! Lovely review, Anie! :)

    1. Yes!!! These kind of books are the best😊, it really takes reading to another dimension 😊


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