The Winter Queen has brought the storm …
and the Abyss roams the halls of the Blood Keep.
Ten days have passed since Sundragon blood was shed for a sacrifice by Raphaela Kael. Ten days since Lathan and Maxx Jandry fled the city in search of Princess Damari Kael and their niece, Noelle. Brecken Jandry, Brae’s loyal husband, remains a tortured prisoner in the Kael dungeons, and no one in Sunkai is safe from Roderick and Raphaela’s wrath.
Damari Kael flees Sunkai with little Noelle Jandry, determined to deliver the child to the safety of the Shadow Lands, even as her own power emerges within her. The Eventide Sisters embark on a mission to join the Winter Queen. Across the land, Clea Jandry arrives in her birthplace of Molderëin where she is met with a savagery she thought long dead. Afra Malaki seeks the Creator’s will and the Queen of the Woodlands prepares for battle.
In the peaceful city of Quintaria, the Winter Queen grieves. But the shadows are coming for her. They carry a message for Adlae Sundragon, and they will not rest until all is revealed.
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I love fantasy books. I was looking forward to reading Dance of Shadows. As I read I found I wish I read the first book of the series first. I didn't know this was a series until I strated reading it. I wish I knew it because it caused me to have a hard time getting into the story. I was missing alot of details. I found the book to be very slow. It took me a while to get into the story, but it could be because I didn't read book one. The book is full of actions and drama which keeps the readers' attention. There are so many characters. I kept getting confused on who is who. I wish they had a list of characters and their relationship to each other sort of the like the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" did. A lot of the characters I found relatable. Each character has a mission. Battles are The story is mainly about good vs. evil. We see battles beginning and the suspense of seeing who will survive. Another thing I found that took me out of the story is there are instances with dialogue in a different language than English, but there is no translation. I some way this reminds me of the Chronicle of Narnia because Erica did a fantastic way of putting biblical principals throughout the story. It isn't preachy. You are left with a cliff hanger for Book Three. If you are into Fantasy then this book series is for you. Young adults would really enjoy this book too.
Dance of shadows When I started reading the book I noticed that it was book 2. It does look like that will be another book. I do recommend reading the books in order. It possibly could have make a difference for me. Unfortunately I am not a fantasy genre fan. I did read the whole book though. I loved how good guys did their best to help each other out. They did have love for each other. It is hard for me to really understand fantasy but I gave it another try. Probably ones that like fantasy world appropriate it more. I did receive a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an positive review.