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Chronicles of the Stone Veil #5

The Rise of Fortune and Fury

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It’s time to meet my destiny.

Kymaris has everything she needs to bring down the veil between Earth and the Underworld. If she’s successful in completing the ritual, Earth will be darkened by evil. Demons will swarm our lands and the human race will be decimated.

It’s up to me to stop her.

My fate is to thwart the prophecy, but I’m not sure what to do. While I may have some gifts, I am still merely a human facing the queen of the Dark Fae who holds unimaginable power.

But I have something she doesn’t. Something she could never comprehend.

I have love.

Deep, abiding love which gives me the strength and courage to face down evil. Family, friends, and unexpected allies, who will stand shoulder to shoulder with me against this enemy. Should I fail, they are prepared to go down with me, but only after we have given our all.

My sacrifice may destroy everything I am. Fate may require my demise. But if that happens, I will leave this realm without regret, knowing that I have loved and been loved in return.

The Rise of Fortune and Fury is book five of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

285 pages, ebook

First published May 4, 2021

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Sawyer Bennett

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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369 reviews165 followers
April 10, 2023
As a reader who has followed the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series from the beginning, I had high expectations for the final book. Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations and felt like a slog to get through.

Although I read the entire book to find out how the story concludes, I couldn't help but notice that the writing lacked the spark of inspiration. The overall plot felt rushed and poorly developed. There were several loose ends that were left unresolved, and I found myself struggling to keep up with the various subplots that were introduced.

And one of the most frustrating aspects of this last book was the extensive preparation for war that ultimately failed to lead to any action. It left me wondering what the purpose of all that buildup was if it didn't ultimately lead to any meaningful outcomes.

Overall, while I appreciated the effort put into concluding the series, I can't say that "The Rise of Fortune and Fury" was a satisfying ending to the Chronicles of the Stone Veil.
Profile Image for Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic.
2,568 reviews1,249 followers
May 5, 2021

And that is how you end a saga, ladies and gentlemen!!

I know that this isn't really a fantasy romance series, but I have to tell you this... I lived for Carrick and Finley. Their epic love made every hardship, every loss, every twist, and every obstacle extremely worthwhile.

After the huge betrayal revealed at the end of the last book, I had no idea where this story was going to go. With Kymaris gaining so much, having everything she needed to begin the destruction of Earth as we know it, what could the 'Scooby gang' possibly do to stop her? Granted, I never had a doubt that our team would win. I had a strong feeling that I was destined to get a happy ending (which I did), but I also knew that I wouldn't be getting there the easy way.

I'm remembering how much I couldn't stand Finley at the beginning of this series. How she rubbed me the wrong way, got on my nerves, and had me thinking I couldn't care less what happened to her. Look at me now! I'm so proud of the development of this character. She could still be annoying (I'm not gonna lie), but she became such a fierce, smart, and easy to cheer for heroine and I was completely invested in her stake in the war against evil.

If you haven't started this series, start now!
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1,854 reviews485 followers
May 4, 2021
Sawyer said it would be epic, and it absolutely was. Every swoon, every OMG, every hardship, every plot twist was worth it. I can’t remember loving a paranormal series so much since Karen Marie Moning’s first books of Fever over a decade ago.

This book picks up where A Battle of Blood and Stone left off and it’s a phenomenal conclusion to the series. If you love paranormal/fantasy romance you need to read the entire series. Every book is fast paced, has its own share of action and romance, magnificent world building and wonderful character development.

Finley has grown so much since we first met her, from barista to café owner to savior of the world. She’s so ready to take on the queen of the Underworld and even face her mortality with the help and support of Carrick and her friends. Carrick is so incredibly swoony, I loved him and hurt with him. But their incredibly deep love jumped off the pages and was in fact epic.

I loved that while I was reading these books I could picture every part of it. Some, with perhaps odd association on my part like visualizing Amell, the leather clad dark fae, as a very serious Green Arrow Stephen Amell. Get it? Amell… big muscles, green leather? To the Indiana Jones like action scenes.

The overall plot is unique right from the start and it’s appealing with its endearing characters and incredible world building. The supporting characters where not only endearing but vital. It’s sad to say goodbye and I hope there’s a spinoff or continuation. I can already picture stories of the Alliance Academy!

The Rise of Fortune and Fury is book #5 and the final installment of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series by Sawyer Bennett. It is told from both points of view leaning towards the heroine’s side and ends with a phenomenal ending an incredibly sweet happy ever after (quit literally for our couple). Genres: Paranormal Romance | Fantasy Tropes: Alpha hero | billionaire hero | kick@$$ heorine

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★ I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via InkSlinger. The excerpts are from that copy. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. ★

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1,222 reviews97 followers
August 12, 2021
I can't believe this series over... Such a great conclusion to Finley and Carrick's story. A love so strong, not even death could separate them. As that has been tested time and time again.

The big fight is finally here and the whole book is in preparation for it. And hopefully to find other ways to thwart the demise of the world without having to lose anyone in the process.

I don't want to touch on too much of what happens since this is the final book. There's definitely some story arcs I would have love to seen with other supporting characters, but I don't think that'll be happening. There's one specific character that I wish we saw more of because I loved having them around. And there was so much to explore.

After everything Finley and Carrick have been through together, they finally got the happily ever after that was long overdue.

Sawyer, I hope you'll bring us more fantasy/paranormal romance because I am an absolute fan! Thank you for this series, it's definitely making my favorite list for 2021.
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1,299 reviews701 followers
May 6, 2021
Publication Date: May 4, 2021

"4- We're in the endgame now- Stars!"

The Rise of Fortune and Fury is the last book in the "Chronicles of the Stone Veil" paranormal -urban-fantasy romance series.

This series was epic in the sense that Garrett and Finley's story started hundreds of years ago, and has continued in some form right up until the present date.

You name it, this book has it.
There are gods, demi-gods, warlocks, angels, demons, and light & dark fae.
The whole premise of the story is to prevent the end of this world and Finley is the key to stopping it with Carrick's help.
All the previous books in the series are leading up to this final battle between good and evil.

I have the say the Sawyer Bennett did a wonderful job of creating this fantastical world with all its supernatural entities and writing a really good story with amazing, likable characters.

The final battle was intense and the ending was brilliant!

A wonderful ending to a very unique and well-written series.

"An ARC of this book was provided by InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review."
Profile Image for Nadine Bookaholic.
3,567 reviews374 followers
April 20, 2022
What an epic conclusion to the series!

I have to start off by saying this ending was phenomenal! It was everything I hoped for and much more. This series started out slow for me but with each book I fell deeper into the world of unknowns and craved more. With every twist and turn I was caught in the web of fae's, Deamon's, Demigod's, and human's with special powers, it was a mystical escape from reality and I loved it.

This book picks up right where the last one left off, I would highly recommend reading the series in order, with an act of betrayal so devastating I couldn't believe it never mind see it coming. What happens when you put your trust in the wrong people and the ones that you dislike are really your ally's? It's a question that may pop up at some point in your life but be grateful you aren't trying to save earth when you find out.

Carrick and Finley's love is a story for the ages. It's one that will go on forever no matter what is thrown at them, especially after all they have been through. THE RISE OF FORTUNE AND FURY is an action pact, edge of your seat read. I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys Paranormal or Urban Fantasy Saga's.

Happy Reading!!!

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7,013 reviews837 followers
May 5, 2021
I have loved every book in this series, and the finale was more than worthy of capping off what was a thoroughly enjoyable, wild ride. Spanning centuries and multiple worlds, this series was simply nothing short of epic.

The entire series has been building up to this point. Kymaris is prepared to rip the veil between earth and the Underworld and let in the demons and dark fae. The human world is unaware of the peril it is in as Finley works to hone her powers to do battle with the Queen of the Underworld and make a supreme sacrifice. I was enthralled with everything about this book. The training Finley needed to undergo and the gauntlet of tasks she needed to master; the journey to the Underworld to contact her sister Zora and learn about her existence before being rescued; and the love and support and absolute faith that Carrick had in Finley, through every incarnation that she has ever lived.

But even more than the adventurous tale of fulfilling a preordained prophesy, even more than the undying love that Carrick and Finley had for one another, I truly adored the unlikely family that was created as these people banded together. Humans, gods, dark and light fae, this unlikely group of beings all put aside their differences to help one another and form true bonds of affection and respect. I loved watching feelings develop and grow, and felt that it was a true testament to the writing abilities of this author that there were characters that may have done truly horrible things, and may have been so disagreeable, and yet she found a way for them to worm their way into my heart and make me honestly love them in the end.

And in the end, Sawyer Bennett did not leave us hanging with the main characters. We have closure in a way that I never expected or anticipated, but I feel that this couple got the ending they richly deserved. However, now that Carrick and Finley’s story has come to a close, I feel like there’s still more tales to be told. I want Maddox to get a happily ever after! I want to know what happened to Lucien and if he’s really gone. And I really want to see more about Amell! Please let there be a book about this enigmatic dark fae. I sincerely hope that this is not Sawyer Bennett’s only foray into paranormal, because she absolutely hit it out of the park with this series, and I can’t help but want more.

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1,465 reviews7 followers
May 22, 2021
2.5 stars

This was the shortest book in the series, I think, and it probably took me the longest to read. It was a struggle to finish and I'm so happy to be done with this series. I loved the Sugar Bowl series by Sawyer Bennett (Sugar Daddy), but her take on the paranormal romance/fantasy genre isn't great. The world-building is just messy and full of holes; the characters are annoying and the main plot of the prophecy is just boring and dragged out. What really bugged me is how there is no real reason for anything. It's all just because of fate, and this is how the gods willed it. I mean, since about book 2 we knew Kymaris was the big bad who was going to bring about the apocalypse. So why wait until the final book, after they hand her the one thing to make her more powerful, to try to kill her? Their 5-book plan to stop the prophecy was just bad.

I will admit that I actually enjoyed the Zora parts of the book. Her story is much more interesting than Finley's. I still stand by the fact that the rescuing Zora subplot was a waste and removed the tension and momentum of stopping the apocalypse. It was also the only part of the book that I didn't skim. Finley's attitude towards Zora was baffling to me. First of all, she completely forgets Fallon, the sister she grew up with. Then when she first meets Zora she tells her she missed her and she loves her. It was such a childish thing to say. Really, she misses the sister she never met? Okay. A bit cheesy.

The ending was good enough, and I was tempted to give the book 3 stars, but then the turnaround to the big sad part of the book kinda took away that impact. The epilogue was nice.
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3,171 reviews48 followers
August 12, 2022
La saga Chroniques du voile de la Pierre de Sawyer Bennett touche à sa fin avec un dernier tome tout aussi époustouflant. Je suis de nouveau sortie de ma lecture surprise par les retournements de situations auxquels je ne m'attendais pas.

Bref, j'ai de nouveau apprécié la découverte de l'univers que Sawyer Bennett a créé tome après tome. Elle a réussi l'exploit de me surprendre une nouvelle fois avec de nouveaux rebondissements et de nouvelles données auxquels je ne m'attendais pas. Les personnages vont tous s'étoffer une nouvelle fois pour nous offrir une histoire qui deviendra de plus en plus palpitante. Le côté fantasy a su me conquérir et me transporter aux côtés de nos héros dans leur combat final

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Profile Image for Sentranced Jem.
1,118 reviews581 followers
August 14, 2021
What a series!
Everything that's to be said about this series has already been said by everyone else.
What an epic EPIC end to an already awesome series. Each book was better than the next and I had such a wonderful time reading not only this book but the entire series.
Profile Image for Tracy.
406 reviews25 followers
September 28, 2021
Fantastic Finale

I can honestly say that I did not want this series to end. Even though my life has been overwhelmingly busy, whenever I have had the opportunity to pick up my book and dive in for an escape, I took it. This wonderful world created by Ms Sawyer Bennett is one of my favorite places to visit. The cast of characters have become my book family and I will cherish them always. Finley and Carrick are definitely up there as one of my favorite couples and the rest of the "Scooby Gang" are just as amazing. It is hard to let them go so I do hope we get more of them in the future.....Maybe a book on Maddox or even the lost brother Lucien....PLEASE!! And that ending….completely amazing!!!😍

Anyone who is a fan of Ms Bennett's will definitely love this series!!
Profile Image for Cathy Geha.
3,760 reviews80 followers
May 8, 2021
The Rise of Fortune and Fury by Sawyer Bennett
Chronicles of the Stone Veil #5

The conclusion of a series is always bittersweet. Having gotten to know the main characters, invested in them, rooted for them, followed them, and wondered how the prophecy would play out…well…it was sad to say goodbye to them although it was also nice to know what finally happened to them in the end. I believe this is the end of this series but can also see that there could be a spinoff if the author were so inclined.

What I liked:
* Finley: Strong, clever, loving, kind, good friend, accepting, stubborn, lethal, intriguing.
* Carrick: Demi-god, immortal, strong, intelligent, interesting, protective, there for those he cares for.
* Zora: Restrained, guarded, bright, mysterious, someone I want to know more about – can see her and the Gods in a future story/series…perhaps.
* The supporting characters: Zaid, Boral, Rainey, Myles, Titus, Maddox
* The twists and turns.
* The running of the gauntlet.
* Watching the further development of the romances.
* Wondering how the prophecy would play out – and then finding out how it did.
* The conclusion and knowing some have a happily ever after
* Finding out who aligns with Finley to fulfill the prophecy.
* Thinking about Amell’s situation and wondering how difficult it might be to have been in his situation
* Wondering what will happen in Hades, Faere, on Earth and what the group of gods will get up to next.
* All of it really except…

What I didn’t like”
* Kymaris: Evil dark fae and queen of the underworld
* Those that supported Kymaris
* Not knowing for sure what happens to some of the characters that I grew to like.

Did I like this book? Yes
Did I enjoy the series? Definitely
Would I read more by this author? Yes

Thank you to the author and Inkslinger PR for the ARC – this is my honest review.

5 Stars
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4,455 reviews138 followers
May 3, 2021
5 Star review of The Rise Of Fortune and Fury (Chronicles of the Stone Veil #5) by Sawyer Bennett

This fantasy/paranormal series is one I have no hesitation in recommending and that is saying something as this is not a genre I would normally read. This is the fifth and final book in the series and if you have not read the other four books I would suggest you stop and do so as this series needs to be read in order to maximize the reading experience.

I have been waiting for the conclusion to the Chronicles of the Stone Veil and now it’s finally here I could not wait to see how Ms.Bennett was going to conclude this journey. From the first chapter I was on the edge of my seat, heart pumping with some fear hoping that all would end as I hoped.

There were so many things up in the air during this book but Ms.Bennett drew this series to a close with a conclusion that tied up all the loose ends and gave us the answers and the ending we were hoping for. This story was everything I was expecting and so much more.

The twists and turns continued and my enjoyment of this series has built throughout the books and the growth and transformation of both Finley and Carrick was heart warming. This was an emotional roller coaster of a read that I couldn’t put down.
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2,393 reviews
April 22, 2021
Talk about relief! Such an incredible ending to an amazing journey! I was on the edge of my seat, turning the pages rapidly! The final battle! And boy what a battle it was! Sawyer Bennett has literally outdone herself! So many emotions! Sadness, nervousness, excitement and anxiety! It was one of those reads that you end up pondering over the events, and comparing it to life in general! The Rise Of Fortune and Fury was phenomenal on so many levels! Such an incredible journey that makes you what to shout from the rooftops! Just wow! A must read!!
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651 reviews36 followers
May 6, 2021
The conclusion is here!!!
This is probably the most anticipated book of the year for me — but also the most dreaded one as it means this PHENOMENAL journey with Finley and Carrick is over!

The battle is almost here, and the Scooby gang is ready to fight! But will they win? What about Finley and her sacrifice?!

As with all 4 books before, Sawyer Bennett had me on edge from the beginning until the very end! If you think you know what’s going to happen - you’ll be proofed wrong! Oh so wrong! The author didn’t just write about magic, no, the magic also flows from her fingers onto the pages full of her words!

This series is magically phenomenal and I can’t recommend it enough! Thank you for great entertainment!

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Profile Image for Cecilia.
46 reviews68 followers
May 30, 2021
This story didn't need five books.

I guess that's the short version of my opinion of this series. It simply didn't need five books. In my first review, I talked about this series' potential. I thought my 3.5 rating would improve once the plot kicked in. It didn't.

The main character we got to know in the first book didn't develop, but rather just... disappeared. The parts I loved about her - the independence, the ambition, the struggles of living with a gift that the world had always considered a mental disorder - slowly faded away. Everything is suddenly about the love interest, and the unquestioned prophecy that was conveniently dropped in her lap. I can literally count the moments she actually reflects on this on one hand. The reader is supposed to believe that her acceptance of her tragic fate is a sign of bravery, but is it really bravery if there's no actual fear?

From book one, she's been told that , and there's barely any reflection on that at all. Not even from her friends, which confused the hell out of me. She's got this wonderful found family, which is undoubtedly the strongest aspect of this series, and they're not questioning it either. .

In a five book series, there's usual some kind of sub plot in every book. Something that keeps the reader interested as the main plot slowly develops. This series doesn't have any. Just one main plot, dragging on for five whole books. The growing romance had its moments, I'll admit that, but once it's settled? It lost its tension completely. In many ways, this is just one single book that happens to drag on for way longer than it should have.

And then there's the lack of stakes. Finding her powers? No problem. Going through a trial for seriously no reason whatsoever? Easy peasy. . Love interest and almost her entire found family? Immortal. Her best friends who are actually mortal? Protected by some kind of spell. They all had pretty much inpenetrable plot armor, so the stakes were ridiculously low.

I'm not even gonna talk about the antagonists. I can't remember the last time I cared so little about a series' main baddies.

This is kind of a side note, but the magic system in this series is bad. Just... bad. The unwritten rule about magic systems is that powers need limits and, most of all, consequences. In this series, there are none. At all. Tap into your magic and do whatever. You won't get tired. You won't run out of juice. No rules. Just go ahead. Do whatever. Anything is possible, apparently. Again, no stakes.

The series' saving grace is the found family. I'm a sucker for the trope, and it's done really well. I'll also give it cred for a universe that's pretty unique, despite being about the usual fae/demon/angels/chosen one combo. 2 stars.
378 reviews1 follower
January 2, 2023
Alright I am finally done. And this review will be about this book obviously but will honestly be more of a series critique.

This book.....

I feel for the lack of forward progress of plot in the last book was blown up in this book. In a short book we get a trip to Terra, the underworld and eventually the ritual and reward for the characters. Not to mention Rainey's wedding which was all of 2 pages.

Instead of the minimal plot from the last book couldn't this have been split between the two? We also have to take in new characters with Amell and Zora which by the last book why bother?

Can we also discuss again the many plot wholes and dead end things the author just never picked back up? Rich, guardian angel (which wouldn't they be helping in the final battle?) And the all of a sudden complete change in deandra that we are supposed to believe is actually a skilled warrior that is loyal and trustworthy even though she's never done such a thing before? Also why do we all of a sudden need to buy into Zora and Maddox's relationship.? They were sleeping together and then Finley makes all these assumptions and even mentions Maddox's looks and emotion and then Zora just does and that's the end? No sense.

Speaking of no sense, the relationship between Pyke and the evil queen.....what. We get a description of the queen as sloppy and unkempt and you expect the reader to believe that they fall in love? So much so he helps abuse a small child for her? That just seems like the author needed someone to be the surprise bad guy versus just having Zaid's dad be the bad guy and to add shock value.

Honestly this book just had too much for an end book. I think she had another one planned but maybe book sales were dwindling and her publisher advised only one more book in the series.

Overall this series was okay but my main issues still stand. The conversations can be extremely repetitive, some of the plot points don't connect at all, and by the end it seems things were added with no real end goal in mind. For instance why have Zora even really exist in this series? We are made to try and like her in a half books time and then she just dies
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1,697 reviews38 followers
May 7, 2021
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Carrick knows that the time is getting closer. Finley is getting answers. This is the book you do not want to miss. If you have been following the series, you have to find out what all the other books have been leading up to.

I have to say that this was the book where I really slowed down my reading. Knowing that this was the last in the series was part of that. In my mind, if I slowed things down then the story wouldn’t come to an end. But the other side wanted to know what was going to happen.

This is the book where you start to think about heroes and heroines. You think about good versus evil and will what we’ve been lead to believe is true. Can our adventure truly be coming to an end? Who will come out on top once the dust has settled? How will the secondary characters fare?

I could see why this tale took five books. Book one was our beginning, book three was our middle, and now book five is the culmination of everything that came before. I’ve always been in favor of having a physical copy of a book but you can teach an old dog new tricks. You come to realize that if you’re going to read a series again, that’s a lot of books to carry around. Having an e-reader makes things so much easier. If you like to cheat when you’re reading, there’s no difference but think of all that you miss when you do that.

Plus, with this series think of all the visuals you would miss out on. That was one thing I loved. The author made it so easy for me to picture every scene as described. This was a story that was bittersweet from beginning to end. I won’t tell you if the ending was happy or sad – I’ll let you figure that one out for yourself.

I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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713 reviews53 followers
April 25, 2021
This book is everything and talk about a phenomenal end to the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series! The Rise of Fortune and Fury is the epic conclusion to Finley and Carrick’s story and it did not disappoint. This novel moves at a fast pace and is full of suspense, intrigue, action, and romance and of course a few twists that will keep you on your toes. True to this author’s previous works in the series, the world building within the pages is nothing short of spectacular and the character development is impeccable. I was so immersed in the story that I was unable to put the book down.

Finley and Carrick remain strong characters with a palpable chemistry between them. Finley is brave and resilient and continues to evolve into a woman that one cannot help but admire. Carrick is simply delicious and I enjoyed his interactions with Finley. This book never has a dull moment as Kymaris is so close to achieving her goal of taking over the earth realm. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time; waiting in suspense to see what would happen. Just how was Finley going to fulfill the prophecy? Would she succeed and would there be casualties?

I can honestly say that this entire series exceeded all of my expectations. It is rare that each book is so expertly written that all novels were 5-star reads for me. The underling story was original and engaging and the plot was well flushed out. The characters were unique and interesting and this includes the secondary characters as well. It was hard to not become attached to them. This novel left me with a bittersweet feeling as the ending was absolutely perfect but I am also sad it is over as I have grown to love the characters so much. I truly hope that this author continues to dip her toes into the paranormal romance world as she truly has excelled at crafting a fantastical series complete with impressive world building, an entertaining storyline, and likable characters.

I voluntarily read an early version of this novel. All thoughts are entirely my own.
471 reviews3 followers
May 5, 2021
Bravo Sawyer Bennett!
Standing ovation from your readers!!
There is nothing more that I can say but ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!!
Author Sawyer Bennett KNOWS how to write romance regardless of genre.
The minute this book hit my Kindle, I HAD to start reading it, and I did not stop until if finished!!!
The Rise of Fortune and Fury is the is the 5th and final book in Ms. Bennett’s current series Chronicles of the Stone Veil. One point I absolutely HAVE to make, each and every book in this series kept me on the edge of my seat! This book, the whole series really, has also been quite an emotional roller coaster, with ALL of the feels (love, joy, hate, anger, fear, angst, laughter, betrayal…). I literally cried for Finley and Carrick, as well as other characters quite a number of times throughout this series, and even more so is in in this book. I want to have even a tenth of Finley’s courage!
Okay, before, I give anything away, I need to quit typing.
I will say this, you absolutely NEED to read this series!!
Thank you, Sawyer Bennett for spreading your wings and journeying into another romance genre. As always, your stories, have always been a wonderful escape out of my life for a few hours, and for this, I am eternally thankful.
I was gifted with a copy of this spectacular book for my reading pleasure, and my thoughts and opinions of the book.
Thank you for reading my review. What are you waiting for? Go hit that purchase button from your favorite retailer for the entire series! You will not be disappointed.
PS: I have heard a rumor that Ms. Bennett is quite possibly going to put out a spinoff of this series next year. YAY!!!!! I cannot wait!!!
May 4, 2021
GAH! This book was everything! Way to end the series with a bang! You must read the books in order. If you haven[t read them yet, you may not want to finish this review. I will try to be spoiler free.

The last book ends on a huge cliffie and a shock among the characters. This book picks up right in the same spot. Kymaris is still up to her evil plans. Finley still needs to figure out how she will defeat her. The Scooby Gang is scrambling trying to stay safe and find out as much information as they can. And Finley and Carrick solidify their age old love.

As you can expect, this book is packed with action. From the first page to the last, your heart will pound with anticipation. Oh, and the twisty turns the author gives us! Just wait. You won't know what hits you.

Most of all, the overarching theme of the series is love. What would you do for love? For eternal happiness with your soul mate. For love of good friends. For love of your family. The Gods may seem like they aren't aware or have no care, butt I think they also would like love to win the day always. Defeat evil, fulfil the prophecy and let love win.

Spectacular foray into the paranormal world by this author! I hope she brings us more in the future.

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.
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4,542 reviews87 followers
May 7, 2021
This is the 5th and final book in the Chronicles of the Stone Veil and it’s the perfect conclusion to this wonderful series, if I’m totally honest this is not a genre I’m drawn to but this series captivated me as I fell in love with the characters and their journey. I also have to say please make sure you read the previous books before picking this one up.
It’s finally time for Finley to play her part in the prophecy and stop Kymaris, queen of the underworld bringing down the veil between earth and the dark side. Problem is she needs her twin Zora by her side and that means Carrick needs to visit the underworld and bring her back to earth and that also means leaving Finley without his protection.The whole Scooby Gang need to come together to bring Kymaris down and if they succeed will Finley and Carrick’s finally find their forever......
I’m so sad to see this series end but this book was just perfect, as always this last instalment has lots of twists and turns and I found myself saying “ Nooo” out loud and I found myself holding my breath and hoping this wasn’t the end for a couple I fell hard and fast for. I highly recommend this series to all romance lovers, even the ones like me that don’t normally read this genre.
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1,983 reviews28 followers
May 2, 2021
Oh me, oh my. So much drama, so much action. What with the Gods’ meddling, the Queen of the Dark Fae gathering her army, and the very real threat of the Underworld taking over Earth, my heart was in my mouth throughout. I so did not want history to repeat itself with Finley and Carrick. I was praying for Finley to be the first to defy the curse whilst bringing down Kymaris and saving the world. I was totally invested in the wellbeing of this unlikely group of friends, the story had me engaged throughout, my family know all the characters and have had a play by play after each and every chapter, I gave them my take on what should/would be happening, sadly my mind is not nearly as creative as the authors, so I was way off base. A fantastic series, so imaginative with a mélange of wonderful characters, add in a clever twist or two, and I found this to be entertaining, captivating, and totally addictive. A full 5 star read for me. I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest review.

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1,099 reviews48 followers
May 10, 2021
What an ending!!! EVERYTHING and I mean everything gets answered within these pages. This book is a fantastic ending to this series. The 1st four books are one hell of a build up to this! Action packed suspense filled ending featuring Finley Porter and her friends. Watching her grow through each book has been fascinating for me. Carrick's devotion was unflappable and I loved these two together. If you are looking for a PNR that will keep you enthralled from the very first page until the last then you need to grab yourself a copy and begin your journey.
The build up of this story line was amazing. The characters flow together and I do love a good love story. True love and never ending happiness may have been a slow burn, but oh what a slow burn it is.
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1,882 reviews45 followers
April 30, 2021
I was dreading this book I really was because I had such high expectations and so many questions still not answered. But let me tell you why Sawyer Bennett is becoming one of my favorite author : not only did this book deliver, It was epic.

From start to finish there was excitement, secrets revealed and at the end of it all the simple fact that love prevailed and deliver HEA was icing on the cake. This series made me remember that I enjoyed PNR long time ago and definitely need to start reading more of it if this is what I've been missing all this time.

* * * Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog * * *
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1,381 reviews16 followers
May 4, 2021
I rarely read paranormal so I’m so glad I gave this series a go because I have really enjoyed it and I’m sad to see it end. I’m hoping that Sawyer Bennett gives us some stories from some of the side characters.

This story ended on a high. It was a fast paced story that was packed full of drama and action that kept me guessing and on the edge o& my seat. Lets not forget this story also covered an epic love story between Finley and Carrick and I loved how their journey panned out.

This was a really good story and I would definitely recommend this series!
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308 reviews7 followers
April 24, 2021
***This review is for the complete series***

I normally read contemporary romance, but I like to break up the monotony with paranormal stories. Although I would highly recommend this series to someone that normally doesn't read paranormal since it felt very contemporary in a sense; because daemons and fae were living among humans and using glamour to hide their appearance. Only our heroine, Finley, who's human has the ability to see through their glamour. So think, Buffy, Supernatural, or True Blood minus the vampires and werewolves.

Sawyer does an incredible job with the world building, and gives us a well thought out, edge of your seat storyline. I was totally invested in the main characters, as well as the secondary characters from the start; and I grew to love many of them as each book progressed. The highlight for me of course was the epic love story between Carrick and Finley. His love and devotion to Finely was unwavering, and I fell hard for him. I also loved Finley because she was strong willed, and not afraid to show her vulnerability to those she loved.
This was truly an amazing series, and I devoured each book. I lost a lot of sleep this past week because I couldn't put the books down. It's not often a plot twist can surprise me, but it happened not once but 4 times throughout this series. So if you're looking for a really well developed paranormal story, please give this series a try. You will not be disappointed!!!!
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1,725 reviews
April 25, 2021
The Rise of Fortune and Fury (Chronicles of the Stone Veil #5) by Sawyer Bennett
5 stars
M/F Paranormal
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Whew! This is the epic conclusion to this series and it does not disappoint. You do need to read the previous books in the series in order for this one to make any sense, but you won’t be sad to have to read them either.

The battle between good and evil has come down to the wire. Finley and Carrick have their band of fighters and Kymaris has hers.

What started as a chance encounter has turned in to one of the great love stories that spans several life times.

You’ll flip through these pages faster than you thought possible just to see what’s going to happen next. It’s fast paced, quick witted and stuffed full of twists and turns you didn’t see coming but will absolutely love.

I can’t wait to read more of this type of story from Bennett. This is different than what I was used to but no less entertaining. I loved every second of it, even when we had to wait.
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Author 73 books425 followers
April 3, 2021
The perfect ending to this epic series. I was on the edge of my seat, rooting for everyone. I laughed, I cried, I rejoiced, and just everything in between. Oh, and I might even like Deandra now. Just an awesome book, and series as a whole!
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