In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis unleashes a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to save his throne.
Three kingdoms on the verge of war must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king will raise an army of the dead to challenge an army of the damned.
A tale of alliance and sacrifice.
“Oh Brishen,” she said softly. “The prince of no value has become the most coveted Kai in all of Bast-Haradis.” She, on the other hand, was worse than valueless. She was an obstacle either to overcome or destroy.
I loved this book because it brought me more Ildiko and Brishen. I would pretty much do anything to read more of these two. Their entire relationship is a comfort. They are so wholesome and cuddly. They love each other more than anything. Every moment they are together, it is like the room is lit up with wonder and amazement.
Which, naturally, THIS BOOK TRIES TO DESTROY! At some point it had to happen, these two had to encounter some conflict that would try and drive them apart. Because you can’t have two people who love each other without trying to rip them apart, now can you?! And of course you know they’re going to stay together, somehow, someway. You just have to sit there and try not to get your heart ripped out while reading as they go through heartache trying to get to that point.
And all because Brishen’s mom is crazy and called demons upon them. Demons that cannot be killed by normal methods. Demons that will eat and eat and eat souls with no stopping. Demons that can only be stopped by Brishen himself. Who will have to make terrible decisions in order to stop them.
Gosh I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. It didn’t let me. BECAUSE I HAD TO KNOW! I was a ball of anxiety and at times depression when Ildiko’s heart was breaking because she knew that she would have to give up Brishen. And I just love Brishen’s unwavering love and support of her.
I cannot wait for book three.