Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Series: The Twelve Kingdoms #2
Published: November 25, 2015 by Kensington
Source: Purchased as eBook
Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir; the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition; and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous.
Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive…
Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen?
I read The Mark of the Tala awhile ago and so didn’t quite remember everything that happened but this book picked up right where it left off. It even incorporated the past with what was going on very nicely so I got the gist of what happened in the previous book and this new one.
The story follows Princess Amelia and the events that transpired at the end of The Mark of the Tala. Amelia is the navie and spoiled younger sister and is quite annoying in the beginning. She expects everything to be placed in front of her and knows nothing about politics or the intrigue surrounding her and her unborn child. Throughout the book though Amelia grows a LOT! She goes from a simpering idiot to a queen that her people could be proud of. Her journey is a rough one but one that she learns well and proves it to her family and people.
The romance is awesome though predictable. I knew who it was going to be from the first time she laid eyes on him but it was a slow burning romance filled with wit and sarcasm. Be warned: sex scenes are steamy!!!!
This is a great series and I am reviewing the last book in the trilogy now so be on the lookout!!!