The Spirit Heir (A Dance of Dragons #2)

The Spirit Heir (A Dance of Dragons #2)

by Kaitlyn Davis

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The Spirit Heir (A Dance of Dragons #2) by Kaitlyn Davis

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the second book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series--perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce!

Drenched in darkness and surrounded by the echo of screams, Jinji waits deep in the dungeons of Rayfort, haunted by the memory of the knife stabbing Rhen, plagued by a foreign voice whispering through her mind. A few floors above, Rhen rests trapped in a coma, about to wake to a changed world—a world where his best friend is a woman, his nephew is the king, and an enemy army surrounds him on all sides.

But human wars are insignificant compared to the darkness gathering unseen. Memories of lives she never lived flash through Jinji's thoughts, hinting at a past that cannot be repeated. A mysterious phantom visits Rhen, carrying cryptic messages of the future. And somewhere out there, the shadow continues to lurk in silence.

Startled by their altered relationship and tempted by new feelings, Rhen and Jinji must find a way to work together. The fate of humanity rests on their shoulders and the real battle has only just begun…

Keywords: teens and young adult, sword and sorcery, action and adventure, fantasy romance, coming of age, fantasy, teen fiction, dragons, magic, dual perspectives

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046146776
Publisher: Kaitlyn Davis
Publication date: 10/30/2014
Series: A Dance of Dragons
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 56,529
File size: 642 KB

About the Author

Meet Kaitlyn Davis! Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher's Weekly has said, "Davis writes with confidence and poise," while USA Today has recommended her work as "must-read romance." Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com Sign up for Kaitlyn's newsletter to stay up-to-date with all of her new releases and more! http://bit.ly/AuthorNewsletter A Complete List of Books by Kaitlyn Davis Midnight Fire, a bestselling YA paranormal romance with over 200,000 copies sold! Ignite Simmer Blaze Scorch Burn Midnight Ice, a brand new companion series to Midnight Fire! Frost - Coming Jan 2017! Once Upon A Curse, a USA Today "must-read" YA series of fairy tale retellings. Gathering Frost Withering Rose Chasing Midnight - Coming 2017! A Dance of Dragons, a YA epic fantasy that was just selected as an SPFBO finalist! The Golden Cage (novella) The Shadow Soul The Silver Key (novella) The Spirit Heir The Bronze Knight (novella) The Phoenix Born The Iron Rider (novella)

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The Spirit Heir (A Dance of Dragons #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. It kept me intrigued a definite page turner wish it didn't end cant wait for d next book. Hope Rhen n Jin relationship only gets better
Sanz71 More than 1 year ago
INITIAL THOUGHTS So I finished reading The Silver Key and am now desperate to know what will happen next to the characters of Princess Leenaka, Prince Whylrhen, and Jinji which I am quite "invested in" now. MY REVIEW I had discussed doing a promotional post on my blog about this brilliant book series with the author, who also generously provided me with a copy of The Shadow Soul (though this title has been on offer "Free" for a period of time too) in exchange for my honest opinion in the form of a review. Again this cover has a wispy smokey threatening figure on the cover, only this time it is set against a purple and blue background so the "shadow" appears white, I'd liken it to a white mist or fog rather than the more sinister black smoggy figure on the cover of The Shadow soul. Does the fact the mysterious figure on this cover white suggest it is a perhaps kinder, non-threatening, maybe helpful force? The smokey figure seems to be holding an hourglass in her hand which perhaps relates to the impending war that the Ourthurian King Rafaaq is planning to have with the Whylkin royalty & their people, or could it be time is running out for Jin and Rhen to find and defeat the "shadow figure"? There are a few possibilities that this object could point to. I also think upon reading The Spirit Heir that the "shadow figure" is standing in a place well described in the book. It is a scene form the book where a rather impetuous Rhen takes Jinji to view the castle and the surrounding landscape. So would this cover make me pick this book up from a book store shelf? The beautiful blue, and purple shades on the cover along with the twinkling stars would draw my eye to it. The shadow figure would certainly pique my interest upon looking more closely at the cover. So I'd have to say yes. So this book has lots of action packed into it. It begins with poor Jinji languishing in the palace dungeon. . . listening to the pitiful cries and screams of pain from other prisoners. then she hears footsteps making their way to her cell. Jinji is then taken to a sitting room which obviously compared to the cold damp dungeon is more opulent than she has ever seen or dreamt of. It feels like she is waiting forever and begins to feel anxious though the anxiety slides away somewhat when a door opens when Rhen walks in. Prior to this Jinji didn't even know if Rhen was alive. So does Rhen accept Jinji as a female and treat her as such? Yes, Does Rhen forgive and understand why Jinji hide her true gender from him? Well he possibly understands a little and more so when he see's how his family and other roayalty treat Jinji as an irritating lower class person. Can Rhen forgive her, well time will tell I suppose. Hey, I'm not being super cryptic I'm just trying not to give out too much information or spoilers!  There is also more about Rhen and his royal duties, as well as seeing how he is so ill at ease with his own family. It takes a lot for Rhen to recover to the tragic event where he had to use his fire elemental power in front of others as well as the physical injuries from him being stabbed. Rhen has been used to being known as the thrid "spare heir" "the womaniser" and now he has to take on a much more important and serious role. There's a lot of war tactics and discussions in this book too. The Ourthurians have a complex well thought out plan of war. they are determined to take over and be the rulers of every race and kingdom. Then Princess Leenaka arrives and is not exactly welcomed by the people of Whykin. The Princess wishes to help to defeat her father, she knows better than anyone, how cruel and calculating he can be. The acting Prince Regent who was also used looking forward to a life of his own as he was simply a "spare~" to the throne. After the tragedy of the death of the King and of little baby Prince Whyllean's father Tarin, it is left to the remaining brother's to protect the throne. The acting Prince regent takes the difficult decision to send Rhen away to protect the Whykin family blood line. He thinks that the Ourthuri will win the impending war. Rhen reluctantly agrees and gives in to his brothers wish/order. The Prince Regent has organised a small merchant style ship that should be able to sail away unchallenged to safety. Rhen naturally doesn't want to admit to himself that the war will be won by the Orthuri, that he has just been ordered to save himself so he finds Jin and says that it is time to go find the Shadow. It is kind of like old times like when they first met and travelled together. Another development is the voice inside Jin's head that knows all about the "Shadow that is ying to its yang, they are a pair, rather like Jinji & Janu once were. The voice in Jin's head can also "appear" as a white ethereal mist, at one point in the books Jinji call's it "pure spirit". This spirit leads Jinji & Rhen to where they can find information about the Shadow. Jinji ends up badly injured. . .and Rhen has to decide whether to follow the orders of the Prince Regent to escape at all costs and stay away from danger, and taking Jinji to get medical help. the nearest medical help is an apothecary on board of a ship ready to wage war with the approaching Ourthuri war ships. . . . .there is of course more . . . much, much more but I cannot possibly reveal everything! I feel like I could seriously talk about this book and in fact this whole series so far forever. So much happens in this book, it really is packed with action! We also learn more about the reasoning behind the series being called "A Dance Of Dragon's" too. . . . .yessss there is a dragon near the end. I had been wondering what the tone of the book was reminding me of and had come up with the Throne Of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas, but in this book the The Inheritance Cycle Series of book by Christopher Paolini. . . .my daughter has read those books and told me all about them, I have seen the 2006 dvd of Eragon starring english actor Edward Speleers. The descriptions that gave me the scenic views and imagery i my head made me think of this film quite a lot. I really loved this series. It is the first time for a long, long time that I have sat and read a whole series so far, it is not often I have the time or I allow myself the luxury to do this. That is why one of my main new years resolutions is to do this more often or at least not allow myself to be booked up too far in advance for review by date books. I want more freedom to be spontaneous in what I am choosing to read and when. So did I enjoy this book? Wow, loved it. Would I recommend the book? Highly recommend this book and the whole series so far. There is so much potential for the whole series both the larger plot and the smaller individual characters and their more personal plots. The novella's have done their job well too, because as I was reading this novel I was wondering if there would be a novella 2.5 to tell us what has happened/been happening to Princess Leenaka whilst we were learning more about Jinji and Rhens journey. There's also potential for a 2.5 novella to be told what was happening back in Whylkin, perhaps from the point of view of the Prince Regent? This book answered a lot of questions but I ended up wanting to ask even more questions by the end of it! Would I read another novella/book in this series? Yes, please. As you will see from above I think there could/in my opinion should be another novella before the next novel. Maybe the novella could be from dual point of view of Princess Leenaka and the Prince Regent. I of course and super excited, for the next novel that is called "The Phoenix Born"  . . . I'm hoping for such a lot. More elementals, more from Rhen, Princess Leenaka, Jinji, and the Prince Regent as well as more of the Shadow and the voice in Jinji's head/white mist.  Then there should be more plot related to the series title too!!! So much to be covered, in how many books, and/or novella's?   Would I read other titles by Kaitlyn Davis? Obviously I really want to read the rest of this series, it's right up at the top of my must reads of 2015! and I would like to make time to take a look at Kaitlyn's other series titled Midnight Fire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
Man, this book was amazing and had me on the edge of my seat. I have read many books, and I tell you now that this author is truly amazing. She brings these characters to life in this fantasy book. We have danger, humor, suspense and some romance too, as Jin is not a guy anymore, yay, (she just pretended to be a boy, and used her magic to make it look that way) This book had some great twist and turns that I actually didn't see coming. I was pulled deep into this world and didn't want to come out. I can't Say enough how well written this is. Won't say much on the story itself as I really do not want to spoil anything. You need to go read book one, The Shadow Soul, if you had not yet, and you have nothing to lose as its free. I Highly recommend this, and give it 5 out of 5 stars. I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better.  When this book came up for review I jumped at it.  I loved the first book, and the second book was even better.   Rhen has been stabbed and lies in a coma.  Jinji lies in the dungeons of Rhen's kingdom.  The world has changed.  Rhen wakes up to the knowledge that his best friend Jin is actually a woman.  He cannot separate the friend from the woman.  Rhen demands to know where she is and finds her in the dungeons.  Letting his King know that he owes Jinji his life, and that he needs to put her under the protection of the crown. Rhen realizes that there is more to Jinji.  He trusts her with his life.  There begins to be more between the two of them and it is FABULOUS.  It is so fantastic to see a romance bud from friendship.  He trust Jinji implicitly and Jinji trust Rhen in return.  It was so much fun to watch their relationship.  I hate insta love.  This book brought two people together in the best way possible.  It was awesome. Rhen and Jinji are plagued by mists, and voices in their heads.  Following this mist, and this voice may be what saves Rhens kingdom.   Rhen is finally at peace with the power he yields.  Rhen and Jinji are finally at peace with their relationship.  Rhen knows he cannot live without her and Jinji knows the same. Searching for some peace and answers in the storms that are passing, they come to a castle that is hidden.  Standing in the seas with answers that may help to save Rhens kingdom. I love this story.  This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning until the end.  UGH, the end.  Waiting for the next one in this book is going to drive me cray.   I must know what happens now.  So much happens at the very end of this book, that when it came to an end, I had that UGH scream release from my lips...hehe.   The author did such a great job putting me in this book.  Sometimes I gloss over the world building and description because it gets too wordy for me.  NOT in this one.  I had to follow every single word to make sure I could soak up as much of this story as I could. Jinji and Rhen are such fantastic characters.  I cannot wait to see where their story takes me in book three!  I cannot wait, but I must :(.   Source:  I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.