Review: The Deepest Blue

The Deepest Blue The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

Deepest Blue is the latest installment in The Queens of Renthia series of novels which give us moral heroines who find unique ways to make peace with nature in the form of various elemental spirit entities (fire, air, water, earth, ice, wood, etc.) In this installment, Durst explores an island region of Renthia, Belene, and the harsh fate that awaits those with the power to control the spirits who are charged with the duty of protecting their region of Renthia in spite of any alleigiance to family or loved ones. In this fourth book in the Renthia series we meet Mayara, an oyster diver in Belene who saves her community and loved ones from a storm driven by the malicious ocean spirits that surround Belene on her wedding day. This novel gives us more of an established set of relationships and commitments and lets us feel the impact on heirs to the various regions of Renthia. Much as the reader felt the plight of Daleina in the Renthia trilogy, Deepest Blue elaborates on the theme of communal welfare versus personal commitment.

I continue to enjoy this series in which Nature fights back against the human transgression. Durst gives us a world in which all the successful leaders are those who find a way to create a sense of equilibrium or meaningful co-existence with Nature. That's an optimistic world view that I enjoy. Mayara's story is another fine installment in the Renthian world.

I received a Digital Review Copy along with a paper review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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