Break The Beast
A Book Review
Who is to say who is the real beast?
Grendel haunts the land of Frisia in a restless need for vengeance on the human world that has rejected her. With a fiendish master urging her on, she attacks without fear of repercussion.
But the arrival of a foreign prince causes Grendel to doubt her invulnerability. Beowulf is renowned for killing monsters, and he can have only one purpose in visiting Frisia: to break her hellish reign.
When the inevitable confrontation occurs, the battle between man and beast will change both their lives forever as they find themselves thrust into a quest for truth neither could have anticipated.
Allison Tebo re-imagines the ancient legend of Beowulf in an epic story of redemption and grace in a high-stakes fantasy adventure.
I found Allison Tebo’s Break the Beast intriguing. It is a spin on the legend of Beowolf, but told from the point of view of Grendel. At first, I did not know what to expect because the monster’s view of the world is a dark and angry. However, it set the stage properly for what was to come and made the adventure and redemption more poignant.
We all can be considered monsters when we are not living right because of rejection, anger, greed, or any other motivation that makes us react to the world for selfish reasons. The path to redemption woven into this compelling fantasy story should ring in our heart. No matter what we may have done or been, there is a way to break the chains and become the person we were meant to be.
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