One human girl who can bring them together in peace
Lilae has been hunted since the night of her birth, for she is heir to a god’s throne. But everything that her surrogate family has done to protect her may have been for nothing. After Lilae is stripped of her powers and enslaved by the emperor of the Mithrani, she finds herself desperate to survive in a strange new world.
On the other side of the world, Liam leads his army across the realm to protect the Tryans and the fairies from those who would do them harm. But when their odds of survival become next to impossible, he must set out on a journey to find a dragon, a child, and the blessing of a fallen god to aid him in the inevitable realm war.
The path forward for both Liam and Lilae seems clear, until their dreamscapes collide. But while they draw strength from their connection, Lilae may be falling for the emperor who should be her greatest enemy.
Page Count: 524
Published Date: January 8, 2015
*warning: some soft sex scenes*
“Now,” he whispered down at her, “I’ve finally got you.”
This is the second book I’ve read from this author, and it’s official: I am a forever fan of everything she’ll ever write. It was just so good! I liked the adventure, the way it originally switched between the two MCs who were supposedly bonded together by past alliances via their gods. I also enjoyed the action, the writing style and how Lilae strove for a normal life while eventually coming to accept her major role as a Chosen.
When Lilae was born, one of the Elders got to her before the bad guy could, and was whisked away with one of the soldiers who’d barged into the birthing room when he felt the Elder’s presence. He, with the Elder and newborn child, and his family who he could not leave behind, all left the kingdom and traveled through the lands. For nearly a decade, they moved from village to village, escaping the seeking claws of a particular dark elf and his master’s sight.
The constant traveling must have been hard for the soldier’s wife and twin daughters, and though the girls were somewhat decent and cared about Lilae, there was a lot of animosity from the mother. The dynamic in the family group kept things interesting for me because Lilae either felt welcomed or hated and it was a constant battle between what was right and what was in her head.
Liam, the Chosen she’s to meet up with before the war begins, was another great character. He’s already involved with someone else, but his relationship with her- ugh I can’t say it without ruining the whole thing. It was just freaking crazy, alright? It’s like this book took all of their hearts and decided to make one giant orchestra of it.
This book changes from adventure to the enemy’s empire, and if there’s one good thing that can never go wrong, it’s a change in dynamics and setting. I loved the characters and their differences, their faults and the lessons they learned along the way. It just hit me right in the feels at how tragic everything was despite the silver lining. Gah. Definite recommend.
A Little Darling