My first venture into Danielle L Jensen

Hey ya’ll! I’m back…it’s been a bit hasn’t it? Well I appreciate you sticking around while I figured out some things.
But any way…be prepared for the back log of posts to come 🙂

Now for what you’ve actually come here for, my review of  Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen. This book is actually my first venture into her writing, and I will definitely be picking more of her books up. If any of you have any recommendations, drop them below 🙂

Now for the Synopsis:

In a world divided by meddlesome gods, and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West. 

A Pirate with a Will of Iron 

Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape–a choice with devastating consequences. 

A Soldier with A Secret

Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him — and the world. 

A Dangerous Quest

When an Empire Senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely–and unwilling—alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice. 

Sounds interesting doesn’t it?

Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the chance to exchange for an honest review (even if it is late).

If you’re not sold on this book just by the synopsis, let me try and convince you a bit more.

If you like:

Ancient Rome….

Political intrigue….

A scheming senator….


Legions of Soldiers…..

Seafaring people (Not sure if Pirate is right because they’re actually traders)

I was sucked in immediately from the first pages, into the world of Marcus and Teriana. Each of them residing on different sides of spectrum. Being such individual characters led to opposite points of view.

There are a few other things, I’d like to mention…but since this is the first of an unknown number in this world…I’ll let you figure them out for yourself.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Happy Reading 🙂

It’s good to be back with you lovely humans!

Stay tuned! I have quite a bit planned for the coming days !


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