Now, Surah is on the run, having just helped Charlie Redmine escape from the castle dungeons. This makes her a traitor in the eyes of many, as Charlie is not only a common man suspected of murder and treason, but also Black Heart’s younger brother.
The stars are crossed against the two lovers, the universe trying to keep them apart. In the end, will the stars align for Surah and Charlie, or will they fall from the heavens, dead and lifeless, like the tears of angels?
Charlie held her well into the wee hours of the morning, his breathing growing deep and steady, his heart beating right under her ear, her own held wholly in his hands. She trusted him with it, knew that he would never crush it between his fingers, but instead keep it safe and warm and full. For tonight, she let herself believe and hope for all of this. Because she was, after all, a princess, and she wanted so badly to believe her story would end in happily ever after.
Princess or not, this was all that most people wanted. Happily ever after. Problem was, the definition of this was relative to everyone, and what some people considered a happy ending to this particular story was at direct opposition to what Surah would have considered one.
So while the princess and her lover slept, those opposed were hatching plans that would build higher the mountains and fill fuller the seas and tangle up further all the stars that were between Surah and Charlie, making the path to Surah’s happiness even darker, bumpier, and more treacherous than it had ever been before.
I am going through a lot of words right now, trying to figure out what to say about this one. There is never any predictability in HD’s books. Things are never going to be “just simple”, which is why her books are so awesome! If you’ve read anything by HD, you’re never disappointed, I’m sure not! She’s amazing! And she sure knows how to get your blood pressure up. LOL 🙂
Surah is amazing. She is the perfect character to love. She’s your typical girl, trying to figure out her love life, then she’s a total bad ass making sure everything is as it should be. Her kingdom is hers, and she is fighting for it with all her might. She will make sure she is who she needs to be to keep it that way. Her character growth for this book is almost dumbfounding, she did it effortlessly. She is growing into the most magnificent main character, and for a chick, she’s hot… I can’t call her a HAWT piece, as that’s the males for me, but holy goodness, she’s awesome! And now, with Charlie, it’s working perfectly!!!
There are several POVs for you to check out, and Charlie is a favorite. Charlie is much stronger a character than a lot of people give him credit for! I am definitely loving him and Surah! There’s several side characters and bad guys, and so many wonderful characters, that they all make this book, and this series of stories, so rich and fulfilling. I could never be a writer, because who can stand next to HD and claim that they write good stuff 🙂 Her characters grow on you the more you read them. Hell, you’ll even like the bad guys… Ok, let me rephrase, I LOVE to HATE the bad guys 🙂 seriously!
The action was amazing. Not to mention some mystery, romance, and some humorous moments in there too! The plot of this series is also wonderful. And there’s no words for the writing. How do you say someone is amazing… Many times over amazing! I guess I could look up a ton of synonyms for amazing, but I will just say AMAZING… Multiple times, to make sure you get it! 🙂 I am so very much ready for book 3 already, and I only just got my hands on book two LOL 5 MAGNIFCENT PAWS!!!
Blurb: Once upon a time, a common boy fell in love with a princess. It was a hopeless, forbidden love, grown in a world where sorcery and magic rule over all. Now, dark times are brewing, and destiny will bring them together, while fate works to keep them apart. Extraordinary battles will be fought, and extraordinary choices made. Join the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga for the beginning of a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, of hope and love and loss, of desperate wishes made on stars.
Surah Stormsong is one of the most powerful Sorceresses in the world. She is a princess who is next in line for the throne. As someone who has lost almost everything to this world, she only wants to pull away from it and live a normal life, but when Highborn ladies start being murdered and the Black Stone-a weapon that is capable of great destruction-goes missing, she is called upon to solve the issues and return her people to a state of safety.
But danger lurks inside the castle walls as well, and when she runs into Charlie Redmine, a common Sorcerer Surah met once as a child, things grow complicated very quickly. He is the main suspect of the murders, but Surah is powerless against the connection she feels to him. Time is ticking, and if she doesn’t figure out what’s going on things will go from bad to worse, and an entire kingdom will suffer for it.
From the author of the bestselling series, The Alexa Montgomery Saga, comes a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, of hope and love and loss. The greatest question is, can love overcome all?
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