Shattered provides a satisfying conclusion to an imaginative series that brings fantasy to life.

4.5-STAR REVIEW: SHATTERED by Cassie Swindon

About The Book

The Linked Trilogy: Book 3
Publication Date: March 5, 2023

Darkness is gnawing at my soul. The shadows swallow me a little more each day. But someone needs to destroy Elana Elidi. And I may be the only one who can. There’s a spell to stop her from destroying the remaining Ordulls. But it requires a sacrifice from my true love. The problem is—who does my heart belong to—Jadox or Isaac?



The Review

With the delivery of Shattered, author Cassie Swindon settles the question regarding the identity of Kyra’s true love.

As the third installment of the Linked Trilogy, the author uses this story to wrap up the storyline that initially began in Scorched and continued in Severed.

Described as romantic fantasy, readers are cautioned by trigger warnings at the beginning of each installment. However, as someone who reads extensively, I didn’t notice anything I would have identified as requiring such a warning. I recommend the series be read in order for full enjoyment. The author also has a few short stories that accompany the series.

The series focuses around a powerful female character who wields Magik and unknowingly makes all the males except one disappear. The sole survivor, Jadox, reluctantly teams up with Kyra to figure things out in what becomes a sizzling enemies-to-lovers story.

With the second installment, a love triangle takes place when Isaac is thrown into the mix. There’s plenty of drama and intrigue going on against a backdrop of a detailed fantasy world. In addition to each story, the author includes a glossary, character guide, and list of creatures, in addition to other helpful resources for readers.

That brings readers to the finale, where Kyra must battle demons to break the curse. However, in order to win, she faces a heartbreaking decision.

Shattered provides a satisfying conclusion to an imaginative series that brings fantasy to life.

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About The Author

Cassie Swindon isn’t only an Indie author of six fiction books, but she has also tackled a stranger for a pair of Michael Phelps’ personal goggles, cried when the Cubs won the World Series and chose where to move cross-country by the flip of a coin. If you’d like to learn more about how her cat caused a flood in her house, or maybe to buy a book or two of hers, then check out the social media accounts below.


Blog Tour Schedule

May 8:
1: All the Ups and Downs
2: Kit ‘n Kabookle
3: Adriana Kraft
4: Ilovebooksandstuffblog
5: Kenyan Poet
6: The Book Countess Tours
7: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
8: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
9: Fabulous and Brunette
10: The Key Of Love


Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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Shattered provides a satisfying conclusion to an imaginative series that brings fantasy to life.4.5-STAR REVIEW: SHATTERED by Cassie Swindon