Of Darkness and Crowns (Goddess Wars #2)
written by Trisha Wolfe
published by Trisha Wolfe
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: Yep!
As with the first book, Of Silver and Beasts, I finished it quite quickly. While I’m beginning to understand Wolfe’s stream of consciousness writing style, I still think she’d do well to enlist a professional editor. Regardless, I was just as addicted to Book 2 of the Goddess Wars series as I was the first, and I can’t wait for the third installment. It turns out I’ve developed a bit of a soft spot for Caben and Kal . . .
Would I recommend it: Yes. Look past Wolfe’s fragmented writing style and you’ll fall in love with her story.
About the book – from Goodreads: The moon goddess has taken up residency within Prince Caben, darkening his mind and soul. Now he hunts the very woman he sacrificed his life to save, his conflicting desires for love and power raging a battle within him. Kaliope possesses the key to setting Bale free, and Caben will stop at nothing to see his goddess restored. Even if that means destroying the kingdom he’s sworn to protect, and the infuriating woman who torments his thoughts.
Kaliope, now the leader to the newly formed Nactue Guard, has vowed to save Caben. But with a traitor lurking among her people, and powers she’s unable to fully control, Kaliope’s mission becomes shrouded with doubt. Her new role as watcher over Caben’s kingdom brings a burden she’s unable to bear alone, and appointing the right person in charge of the prince’s affairs has turned a kingdom against the Nactue leader. Saving her stubborn, willful prince from the darkness overtaking him will be the battle of her life, and she needs people she can trust by her side. But bad blood between members of the Nactue obscure Kaliope’s journey, while her feelings for Caben cloud her judgment.
When the time comes to do what she must to destroy the goddess of chaos, will she be able to if it means losing Caben forever?
Book two of the Goddess Wars is told in dual point of view from Kaliope and Caben. New Adult Dark Fantasy, intended for readers 17 years of age and older.