Rise of the Temple Gods: Heir to the Defendantsby K.L. Bone, Skyla Dawn Cameron, Tara Shaner, Melissa Hayden, Raven Quinn
Two heirs. One throne. Return to the land of Kale for the third installment in the Rise of the Temple Gods series and follow twin princesses Mariana and
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"Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you. That is your destiny, Princess of Kale, Princess of Koloso, heir to both." – Prophecy of the Kalian Twins
Two heirs. One throne. Return to the land of Kale for the third installment in the Rise of the Temple Gods series and follow twin princesses Mariana and Ameria as their struggle for the crown divides not only their hearts, but the kingdom they strive to rule.
Named by her grandfather as the future Lady of Serenitas, Princess Ameria distinguishes herself as a ruler while, in secret, delving further into her family's shadowed past. What is the meaning behind the wraith's prophecy and how does it connect to the identity of her father's killer?
Seated on the throne as acting queen, Mariana struggles to navigate royal court politics while grappling with the possibility the man she considered a second father, Master Leo, may not have been the hero she once believed. To discover the truth, Mariana sends her trusted captain and love, Kyle, to meet with her sister, Princess Ameria.
Kyle is not without secrets of his own. Each night he endures the same dream. Two men, trapped in eternal, mortal combat. And behind their clash of blades, a voice growling in the darkness: Beware the twins of Kale.
Meet the Author
K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.
Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.
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This is the third book in this series and they must be read in order. Some of the pieces are coming together. Things are becoming clearer. There is more heart ache in this book between Kyle and the Mariana. The sisters are at odds as well. Will the prophecy come true again or will Kyle find a way to save both girls? The wraiths are giving clues and helping out the girls however somethings aren't figured out till it could be too late. As I was reading the first two books I felt confused for quite a bit of the books but its the kind of confusion where you know things will eventually be revealed and some things were in this book. I feel for the girls. Mariana just wants to be will Kyle however years of training tell her she needs to do her duty even if she doesn't get what her heart wants. Ameria wants the crown so badly and is beginning to feel like her sister gets everything. Her father's love a relationship with their father, Kyle, the crown. Ameria is becoming disgruntled with her sister and Mariana is town between her duty and her heart. Will they find a way to get what they both want or will they both lose in the end? One more than the other? I love K.L. Bone's books and can't wait for the next one in this series.