“Ourea has always been a deadly place. The lichgates tying the hidden world to Earth keep its creatures at bay—for now.
Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned.
Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who—and what—he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.
To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.”
Firstly I’d like to thank the author for sending me this eBook to read and give an honest review. This is the second book in the Grimoire Trilogy, I reviewed the first book The Grimoire: Lichgates here. I was hoping for good things from this because I had really enjoyed the first and I’m pleased to say I wasn’t disappointed – this one was even better! There was plenty of action, weird creatures and magical lands but also more romance this time round and that just made it the perfect read for me.
I quickly fell back into the story and once again was transported to the magical world of Ourea. I enjoyed the sparring between Kara and Braeden, in fact I enjoyed every moment between the two of them! Their feelings were a real dilemma for both of them and watching them fight against it was fascinating and frustrating all at the same time, forbidden love is always something I love to read about.
Kara’s strength from the previous book carried through to this one and continued throughout, she seemed to feel more comfortable with herself and her abilities which was good to see. She had so many difficult choices to make and there were times when I thought she had made the wrong decision. I wasn’t sure about Braeden in the previous book but this time I knew exactly how I felt about him, there were a few reasons for this but I don’t want to give that particular part of the story away so you’ll have to find out for yourself. 🙂
Once again the writing pulled me in, it’s amazing how such a fantastical world can feel so real and believable. The storyline kept me on my toes, it shocked me on more than one occasion but only in a good way. One of the bigger shocks came about when I discovered more about Kara’s family history, every time I thought I had it all figured out it would turn around and go in a completely different direction.
The epilogue really intrigued me and I can’t wait to revisit Ourea in the final installment Heritage to find out more.
This is an imaginative book filled with magic and deadly creatures but lightened with a hint of romance.