Prince Valerian and Lady Mercy still reel from the lost of their firstborn son. Val and Kieran struggle to get the older knights to accept the usefulness of the sword as a weapon. Meanwhile, Liall Guinness still wants his revenge on Valerian. He systematically works his way up the Vandal ranks with an eye on conquering the kingdom to the north.
- It’s a very long book, so it took me several months to read it. That has more to do with my reading speed than interest.
- Some parts could have been shortened, but it’s more realistic to think Liall’s conquest took a very long time. The Vandal parts kind of blurred because they mostly read the same: Liall get challenged, beats somebody, eats something gross, gains a torc, rinse and repeat.
- Merry gets to do some healing. Once again, that keeps her from being completely useless. The book doesn’t focus on enough court stuff to let that sort of intrigue carry the plot. There’s a little bit about her jealousy over another woman’s pregnancy.
- Drew’s jealousy over Gwen’s affection for Kieran got old, but it was nice to see things from his perspective.
- Medieval Christian fantasy. It’s written kid-safe but is definitely not content-wise kid safe with the increased emphasis on the Vandals and their barbaric customs.
- The end fight was pretty cool, but it took a lot of setup to get there.
- This isn’t the end of the series. There’s much more to come, but I think there’s a gap of about 11 years between books 3 and 4.
- There’s enough sense of closure here, but there’s certainly more to come.
- I can’t wait til these make their way to audio someday 😉
Merry and Val try to balance personal life and their official royal roles. Liall plots against them from afar, working his way up the Vandal ranks and gathering an army for a proper invasion.
Audiobook Promotions …
Many of my 48 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Free codes are probably on audiobooks unleashed.
Normal links go to audible. *The Amazon labeled links are affiliate links. That means I get a very small payment from Amazon if you go through with a purchase.*
Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
There are plenty of UK codes, but not many US ones left.
Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)
Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Devya’s Children Series Links:
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)
Guardian Angel Files:
Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)