Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city's draining technology, until she's sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn't any normal assignment—she's sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain's notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince's careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys's magic and heart to the test.
When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London's magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard's life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.
In this thrilling sequel to All That Glows, the worlds of magic and mortal are colliding as London celebrates its new king, marking an era of unity between the Faery realm and the human one. Emrys, the Faery guard to the British royal family, sacrificed her powers to be with King Richard, choosing love over immortality. But now, as Emrys struggles to navigate her place between the Faery queen's court and London's lavish galas, danger looms beyond the Thames.When a prisoner with dark, strange magic breaks out of Queen Titania's labyrinthine prison, endangering Emrys's king and sparking an uprising, Emrys must make the hardest decision of all.
Will she reclaim her magic to save Richard's life and lose him forever? Or stay powerless as the kingdom goes down in flames?
Reading these books was so great! I loved this world, and yeah, the fact that it was a duology, worked really well! The story told over these two books was just incredible, and I loved reading it! And I can't wait to read more of Ryan Graudin's books!
So first off, this world of Faery, and the details, were just fantastic! I loved how the royal bloodline and that worked. Though if I remember my history correctly, how would the current royal family trace back to King Arthur? Haven't there been like, 3 different royal families in England? Or is the whole thing where they were chosen because they were close to the royal family's bloodline? I don't know the history of all that all that well!
I loved the love story between Emrys and Richard! It came on strong, and it came on quickly, and because of what it was, it saved his life. Oh, and it gave her magic, though different from her old magic. Yeah. That's some pretty powerful stuff!
Loved how things worked out! Like, who the old one was who was coming to wipe out the royal bloodline. And then who it was that escaped the prison and all that. Once they thought they had things figured out, I knew who it really was. Because of the details given, and yeah, I was glad to be right!
This books were so fantastic! Loved reading them and I hope you guys will/have, too!
Author: Ryan Graudin
Series: All That Burns #1, 2
Read: November 28th, 29th, 2016
Source: Bought, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books and WoW Books! And All That Glows is an RR Book! And All That Burns is a End of Series 2016 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 11th 2014, February 10th 2015
All That Glows:
All That Burns: