This epic sequel has been everything and more – and I absolutely cannot wait for the next one! It’s been a long wait from Book 1, but finally I have been able to continue my adventure in Emberfall through these inspiring characters.
Cliffhangers!! Kemmerer has decided to test my ability to recover after a cliffhanger again! No spoilers – honestly, I was like – WHAAAAAAAAATTTTTT?! I took to bed for three days to mourn the fact I cannot continue this series immediately!
Easy to follow narrative, connecting brilliantly to the first book. I have had some interesting discussions on this. Many feel that the story has changed. I however feel that this is typically something we would tolerate in a movie franchise, so why are we condemning it in a book. Also in my unpopular opinion, maybe we should wait to finish the series before we start to critically analyse where she is going with this. It’s like building a puzzle just over half way and deciding you are going to hate it. It might not be your taste, but you might also be pleasantly surprised at the end.
Reads like a movie – I can literally imagine the scenes playing out on the big screen (Brigid Kemmerer / Netflix can we make this happen?) The world building is done on such a high level, that I felt I could actually see myself traveling through Emberfall. With clear descriptions that had me reaching for a blanket in the middle of summer as we passed through snow capped mountains.
Fall in love with new characters, as you navigate the political conflict between Syhl Shallow and Emberfall. But don’t fret, the old favorites are all there. But the new ones are definitely worth getting to know. Kemmerer writes strong, independent women, who despite society’s expectations do what is right and just. Women who push the boundaries and grab opportunity with both hands, but don’t shy away from the consequences.
Princess Harper of Disi
Prince Rhen of Emberfall
Commander Grey of Emberfall
Princess Lia Mara of Syhl Shallow
If you loved To Kill a Kingdom, this is definitely for you. The magical experience will have you hooked from page one. Alas, Book three will only be heading our way in January 2021.
All there is left to do is wait. So..
Find the heir, win the crown.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.
Win the crown, save the kingdom.
Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?
The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.
In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places.
About the Author
Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water (Kensington). A full time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she’s not writing or being a mommy, you can usually find her with her hands wrapped around a barbell.