The author of Heartstone once again infuses elements of Jane Austen's beloved novels with her own brand of magic in this addictive fantasy that brings back sparring lovers Aliza and Alastair: fierce warriors who match wits, charm, and swords as they fight an epic war to save their world
The Battle of North Fields is over—or so Aliza Bentaine, now a Daired, fervently wants to believe. But rumors are spreading of an unseen monster ravaging the isolated Castle Selwyn on the northern border of the kingdom. When she and Alastair are summoned from their honeymoon by the mysterious Lord Selwyn, they must travel with their dragon Akarra through the Tekari-infested Old Wilds of Arle to answer his call.
They are not alone on this treacherous journey. Shadowing the dragonriders is an ancient evil, a harbinger of a dark danger of which the Worm was only a foretaste, and soon Aliza realizes the terrible truth: the real war is only beginning.
Oh, wow, this book was so incredible! I absolutely loved the first book, and I was so excited to read this book! It was so fantastic and enjoyable, and I can't wait for the 3rd book! I was so glad to see Aliza and Alastair again!
In this book, we learned more about the history of their world, and how Dragonriders first started up, and a bit about the mysterious place where that one guy was from. A place that holds a hidden threat, and I think we're going to be going there in the next book, which I'm really anticipating!
The mystery in this book, of the monster and why they were doing what they were doing was very interesting. A good deal of this book was them traveling to Castle Selwyn, but once they were there, there were a number of mysterious events to get the bottom of!
That ending was pretty bittersweet. There was a huge cost, and it wasn't all action-based, there was a lot of politics. Plus there was a shocking confrontation that has pretty important implications, and I can't wait to see it all play out!
Loved this book so much, it was so incredible, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Elle Katherine White
Series: Heartstone #2
Read: November 22nd, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Published: November 20th 2018