Author: Grace Draven
Series: Wraith Kings #2
This was an amazing follow up to Brishen and Ildiko’s story. This book picks right after the ending of the previous book with the demons the queen unleashed sweeping across the kingdom.
While the first book was very sweet and had little strife in their marriage. This one was very emotional and we see a strain on their relationship. They both have to make tough choices to save their kingdom and people, which causes a few tense moments for the couple. While I hated seeing these two at odds, I also understood the reasoning behind it and felt that some tension was reasonable for this couple. It can’t be happiness all the time for a successful marriage.
“Dark or not, you see me. From that first day in the gardens at Pricid—our wedding day—you’ve always seen me.”
While there is tension, I still loved these two. They have such a strong love and relationship that was built on honesty and friendship. I loved seeing them work together to help their people and fight for a future together. Brishen continues to be such a sweetheart and I loved seeing him fight for Ildiko and their future together.
“I leave my heart and my kingdom in your capable hands, wife.”
The Wraith Kings were very interesting and deadly. It was a bit heartbreaking how they had to be made but it didn’t surprise me at all that Brishen and Serovek were the first to volunteer. I do wish we had learned more about Megiddo, Gaeres, and Andreas since they were all necessary to defeating the galla. Hopefully we will see more of them in future stories, especially Megiddo.
Overall, this was a amazing stories and romance. I loved Brishen and Ildiko’s story so much. I can’t wait to see more of their story in the rest of the series. Also, I can’t wait to see Serovek win Anhuset love.
Trigger Warnings: genocide; attempted infanticide; war themes and violence;
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