Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Far Endeavor is a work of fiction in the fantasy, love, and life drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Aleksandra Layland. Written as a novella from the Windflower Saga, volume nine of twenty, the work explores the journey of the Kimbrii people, their ways and cultures, as well as telling us of Lord Branimir Rongo of Ansgar. His personal struggle during this novel is a slow-burning storyline that develops more as the plot progresses, showing us a romantic entanglement, the cost of duty owing to his position as a noble, and what he is willing to give up in order to really help people and choose a simpler life.
Author Aleksandra Layland offers another slice from the in-depth and excellent Windflower Saga for those who want to know more about the offshoots of different characters and the lesser-known tales of her epic pseudo-historical fantasy world. I really enjoyed this tale, which mixes more historical information about the world into a romantic mystery theme and introduces the lesser-known Branimir with his own deep emotional narrative. The descriptive techniques are excellent in highlighting both character and atmosphere, and Layland’s worldbuilding slots Branimir perfectly into this world with plenty of struggles and choices for him to face. The plot points were excellently paced for a novella-length tale, delivering a satisfying story arc. Overall, I would highly recommend Far Endeavor to fans of the existing series of novels, and as a great point to dip in and see if you enjoy this writer’s accomplished ethereal fantasy style.