Cleo is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people.
Magnus stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia.
Lucia is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms.
Jonas watched at the palace gates a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius.
After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over...
At the heart of the fray are four brave young people grappling for that magic and the power it promises. For Cleo, the magic would enable her to reclaim her royal seat. In Jonas's hands, it frees his nation, and in Lucia's, it fulfills the ancient prophecy of her destiny. And if the magic were Magnus's, he would finally prove his worth in the eyes of his cruel and scheming father, King Gaius, who rules Mytica with a punishing hand.
When Gaius begins to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains to physically link all of Mytica, he sparks a long-smoking fire in the hearts of the people that will forever change the face of this land. For Gaius's road is paved with blood, and its construction will have cosmic consequences. @goodreads
THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LOT OF PICS/GIFS IN THIS REVIEW BECAUSE OF ALL MY FEELS!!!!!!
As in the first book, I hate King Gaius and Aron! All I wanted to happen to them was a beheading!
There are so many things I couldn't stand about the both of them, but here is a little taste of King Gaius.
With unexpected speed, he took hold of her head with both hands and twisted sharply. The girl's neck broke with a loud crack. She crumpled to the ground, her wide eyes now blank and glazed and absent of life.
I'm still not sure how I felt about Queen Althea in this one, but that's neither here nor there at this point.
Lucia is in a poison induced sleep because someone doesn't want her to wake because of a certain reason and I can't tell you!!!! What do you want! In these dreams though, she gets to meet dreamy Alexius who is a Watcher from Sanctuary. He tries to explain to her about Sanctuary and her powers etc.
Lysandra is just so cool and she joins Jonas and Brion's Rebel Army. I love her snark :) And she's a good fighter.
Then someone kills someone and blames it on someone else and I'm like well that's great and what not....
Later on..... a bunch of stuff happens, liked weddings and tornadoes and earthquakes.. you know the usual...
Magnus goes out on errand for the King and all kinds of shite ensues. This is where I have to refer to the rest of the book in visual effects.....
So Magnus has to take stupid Aron with him and some other peeps. Jonas, Brion and Lysandra are running around with some other rebels... it seems everyone is out in the woods tonight.
There is a moment that just broke my heart..
But then... something good happens. I was so happy.. so happy!
Then damn it.. if I'm not back to this...
But then, Phaedra, she's a Watcher and she makes me happy again!
But then there is a sad part, but I'm not sure if it's really sad or if something else happened. I can't imagine what is going to happen in the next book. I will read it when I can because I need a break from the feels.
Needless to say this book made me feel sad but mostly....
I'm looking forward to some really good revenge coming up in the next books. God, I hope so anyway!
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