"Two kingdoms at war. Two brothers divided. Two powerful women, and passion aplenty."
Readers invested in the epic political and romantic entanglements of A Curse So Dark and Lonely and A Heart So Fierce and Broken will not be disappointed by this conclusion to the Cursebreaker fantasy series. What began as an inventive feminist-fuelled riff on Beauty and the Beast has grown its own wings and soared to exhilarating heights. This grand finale undulates with thrills and tension of every kind - political, emotional and romantic - which means its appeal transcends genre boundaries.
With Prince Rhen’s former commander Grey now recognised as prince of Emberfall, two kingdoms teeter in troubled times. In Emberfall, Rhen is now free of his curse and has Harper at his side. But loyalties are divided between him and Grey and Lilith’s lethal magic is omnipresent, able to wreak violent havoc in an instant. The kingdom is crumbling. Meanwhile, over in Syhl Shallow newly-crowned Lia Maria is happily close (very close) to Grey, but struggling to gain the respect of her court and subjects. Then, when Lilith inflicts unthinkable horrors in Rhen’s court, Harper steps up and does the unthinkable herself - she takes a huge risk for the love of her life, and the future of two kingdoms.
Enormously entertaining, and packed with passion and opulent fashion (gowns, boots and buckles galore) alongside potent themes of bravery, loyalty and love, this is a richly satisfying romp.
|Young Adult Fiction