Army of the Cursed – Karim Soliman



A fantastic start to a new series! It’s crazy how much you can get into a book, I was really sad when I finished this! 


Everybody knew the Cursed were coming.
Nobody knew how to defeat them.

The Goranians thought they were ready to face demons in battle. But when the foretold War of the Last Day begins, one fact becomes clear: the doom of Gorania is just a matter of time. Now its fate rests in the hands of a hapless trio.

By joining the mages’ guild, Leila cedes her title as the Crown Princess of Murase. But as she struggles with her lack of talent, the Army of the Cursed approaches her country. Leila will have to decide if she is ready to protect her loved ones, or she should abandon them and run for her life.

Nardine, the Crown Princess of Bermania, hears a rumor that her long-gone father was so close to finding a weapon against the immortal demons. While she investigates what has happened to his unfinished work, a rebellion threatens to tear apart her kingdom.

Far in the harsh northern lands of Skandivia, Halgrim starts a perilous journey to claim a birthright he has been denied because of a lie. If his journey goes according to plan, nothing will stand between him and his ultimate prize. Nothing, except the Army of the Cursed.

Can the three unite and put aside their differences before it is too late? The entire human race is already on the brink of extinction.


When fantasy books are this good, there’s no need to read anything else! 

I loved how each chapter was a different character, it gave some perspective on events from various people and I loved how they all eventually came together. I also enjoyed that Leila didn’t suddenly become a mage, just because she wanted to. It made such a refreshing change that she didn’t necessarily get what she wanted. 

There are some very hard-hitting bits in this story and plenty of fighting and mystery surrounding the Army of the Cursed. The characters were likeable and well developed, which doesn’t happen very often in a fantasy book! The world building was immense and I was pleased to see maps and which characters came from which region at the back. 

Soliman does a wonderful job of creating a world that you can immerse yourself in. I was genuinely sad when I finished it. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next. 

Thanks to Love Book Tours and Karim Soliman for a copy of the book, in exchange for a review. 

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