Length: 441 pages
Author: Raven Kennedy
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: January 11th, 2021
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“You want to make your life easier? Then be the caged bird that you are and sing.”
For ten years, I’ve lived in a gilded cage inside King Midas’s golden castle. But one night changed everything.
Now I’m here, a prisoner of Fourth Kingdom’s army, and I’m not sure if I’m going to make it out of this in one piece. They’re marching to battle, and I’m the bargaining chip that will either douse the fire or spark a war.
At the heart of my fear, my worry, there’s him—Commander Rip.
Known for his brutality on the battlefield, his viciousness is unsurpassed. But I know the truth about what he is.
The betrayers. The murderers. The ones who nearly destroyed Orea, wiping out Seventh Kingdom in the process. Rip has power sizzling beneath this skin and glinting spikes down his spine. But his eyes—his eyes are the most compelling of all.
When he turns those black eyes on me, I feel captive for an entirely different reason.
I may be out of my cage, but I’m not free, not even close. In the game of kings and armies, I’m the gilded pawn. The question is, can I out maneuver them?
This is the captivating second book of The Plated Prisoner series. It’s an adult epic fantasy story blending romance, intrigue, and beautiful imagery. Return to the seductive story of magic inspired by the myth of King Midas, and get caught up in the world of Orea.
Please note: There is explicit language and romance in this book, not suitable for those under the age of 18.
AUREN FOUND A HAWK.
That’s the gist of this plot. Things started off well. Literally right where book one ended. But then, while with the enemy army, Auren basically spent the entire time trying to find a hawk. That’s what I got out of this.
I thought there would be a lot more something. Even the one love scene was between a side couple? Soooo not even a romance plot change? Somehow I kept reading, the writing has that kind of quality about it. I’m just sitting here typing realizing not all that much happened and it’s a bit annoying.
Rip was one of the best parts of this book. I love a fae warrior. I would have loved even more of him and his story with Auren! I see hints of where it’s going, but as always, gimme mooooore.
The ending ramped up at least. While highly predictable, it does add another layer to the story so YAY. I’m curious how that actually plays out in book three, which yes, I am going to read too. A pretty bland edition to the series that’s making this review hard to write because of the lack of things to discuss.
Overall audience notes:
- Language: some strong
- Romance: one open door
- Violence: murder, physical altercations