About the Book:
A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST
Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides.
A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE
Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath–and his heart–to the test.
A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE
With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world.
About The Auhor:
Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy (Angry Robot), the Dark Shores series (Tor Teen), and The Bridge Kingdom series (Audible Originals). She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her family
Things I liked:
- Killian was my favorite part of this book! His character is super complex, and I really cared for him. His character arc is also super great to read, as I just loved him more and more. I love his determination and his growth into his role as being marked by the God of War.
- So I loved the world when I read Dark Shores, but this book really expanded on the world building, which I though was fantastic! I felt transported to the medieval Romanesque world, and I loved learning about new places! It had lots of action, drama, and dark Gods that had me really intrigued. I also liked how the setting wasn’t like a copy cat of the one in book one. I think I may even prefer the court setting to the campy/adventure plot in Dark Shores.
- The ending really had me shocked! I won’t spoil it, but the ending was well worth the slow build up in the beginning and middle, and I absolutely cannot wait for book three!
- While I didn’t like how slow most of the book was, I did enjoy the slow burn romance. And when I say slow burn, I mean slow burn! It made Lydia and Killian’s relationship seem very real and passionate! It really had me rooting for them throughout the book.
Things I didn’t like:
- I honestly really didn’t like Lydia as a character. She was really whiney and boring, and I found myself sometimes skimming her chapters. She did get better as the book continued, but I much prefer Teriana from Dark Shores.
- The beginning of the book was very confusing. It starts at the same time the first book also started. You get some of the same scenes from Dark Shores, but just in Lydias perspective. I didn’t feel like it was needed, and it only made the book harder to get into.
Overall, I enjoyed Dark Skies, but I absolutely can’t wait for book three when Killian, Lydia, Marcus, and Teriana are all together! It can’t come soon enough.
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