Grimoire Saga, #2
S.M. Boyce (GoodReads Author)
Kindle ed, Oct. 2012, also in paperback and audible ed.
Genre(s) Fantasy, Dystopian
Source Kindle Books
Other books in this series: Lichgates #1, Heritage #3, Illusion #4
Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that compromises everything she believes in... and things don't go as planned.
Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who--and what--he is. He has to face the facts. He's a prince. He's a murderer. He's a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he's out for blood.
To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.
About the Author:
Fantasy & horror author. Specializes in adventure and magic with a dash of mischief.
My Disclaimer: I purchased this at full price from Kindle Books after reading Lichgates (reviewed May 23rd). I am providing an honest review for which I am receiving no compensation of any kind. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review
The flow from the first book into this second book is totally seamless. I wish I had been able to start it sooner. It really is like still reading the first book and since I'm reading on my tablet, I don't even have to physically grab the second book. I love technology. I love good authors even more, and Ms. Boyce is wonderful!
When I completed Lichgates, I went to Kindle Books on Amazon and bought the three books that complete the series. No hesitation, I knew I was going to love the whole thing. Halfway through and I'm still loving it! I chose it for the COYER Can You Read A Series In A Month Challenge because I knew I'd enjoy it and fly right through it!
Kara and Braedon have had a rough time of it in Ourea. Neither of them is making a lot of friends it seems. The Bloods are all in favor of getting some use out of them and getting rid of them.
The Bloods are having a rough time, too, though. Well, at least Aislynn is. Things just aren't going her way anymore. She thought she had control, but like all such things in Ourea, things aren't what they seem. No one is who they seem to be. Especially those who can take on another's form. And too many beings in Ourea have revenge in mind.
Braedon and his father have a "chat" and there's just too much communication going on there. But Braedon gets one important bit to take away that changes things completely. Whereas the first Vagabond isn't communicating with Kara enough. If she knew more, maybe she wouldn't be making quite so many social and political faux pas.
Gavin isn't getting along with anyone. He's definitely on a power trip and Richard and Twin are keeping low profiles. A trip to the Vagabond's Village seems like a good idea to them.
Kara learns something about herself in this book that changes everything for her and the way others will deal with her in the future. She has a hard time accepting it. So do some others. Braedon's decision turns on a blade, literally.
I hope you're keeping up with your reading. I'm already halfway through book #3, Heritage.