Blurb; Like deep dark water, it pulls them down. The faint fire of magic within them flickers and dies. Their eyes turn black as night. They are nightborn now.
Grace Marchant has been many things: streetwise orphan, rebellious servant, and now beloved companion of Prince Bastien, heir to the throne of Larelwynn. But their sunlit happiness is not destined to last. The golden magic which brought them together in purest passion is threatened by strange and ancient forces. Innocent people are becoming nightborn – cruel, deadly, unrecognisable to their loved ones – and these two young lovers are the only ones with power enough to stop it.
In times of peace, striking a deal with their closest enemy would be unthinkable, but now their only hope is to ally with the neighbouring Valenti royal family: manipulative, cunning, and always with an eye on the Larelwynn throne. The partnership comes at a devastating price… if Grace wants to defeat the nightborn, she must watch Bastien marry a Valenti princess.
Grace knows she must make this heart-wrenching sacrifice for the good of the whole kingdom – but she also fears the magic in her veins, usually so warm and bright, is turning cold as deepest midnight. A beguiling darkness whispers to her from within. Is Grace herself becoming nightborn?
Time is running out. With Bastien promised to another, and a stony distance growing between them, will Grace find the source of the nightborn curse before every last soul is consumed by the darkness?
My Review; Nightborn is book two in The Hollow King series/trilogy. Best read in order. Oh wow. Readers are in for a rollercoaster of a ride with this one. Up down up. Plenty of magic. Plenty of evil and there’s some good too. Some romance. Some enemies. This books got it all. Very fast paced. There’s always something to keep you reading on. Brilliantly written. Was great to be back with these familiar characters. Some chapters were a little long for my personal liking but nevertheless it didn’t put me off. Beautiful cover too.
What a cliffhanger that was… I’m praying & begging to see what happens next. I’m unsure if this is a series or trilogy but either way I’m waiting & don’t want it to end. Brilliant. Perfect for fantasy lovers. I loved it. Enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. I need more Grace & Bastian in my life.