Friday, January 27

Book Review: Eidolon by Grace Draven

Author: Grace Draven
Title: Eidolon (Wraith Kings #2)
Genre: Paranomal Romance & Fantasy
Pages: ebook
First Published: April 18th 2016
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Got on Amazon)

In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis, unleashes a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by darkness. His human wife Ildiko must decide if he will give up the man she loves in order to save his throne. 

Three kingdoms on the verge of war must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king will raise an army of the dead to challenge an army of the damned.


Now that I got that out of my system...

So, this is a sequel to Radiance. I do think the first book needs to be read in order to fully understand the main characters and the world overall. Everything seems to be going all hunky dory for the lovebirds then everything goes to Hell..literally. Brishen's horrible mother decides to unleash these demons from the underworld. Things happen and the fate of the kingdom and the whole world of the living rests in Brishen's hands. Poor guy. He for sure is the reluctant hero in this story. Ildiko has her own battles to deal with....should she stay or leave her true love for the sake of the throne. Why? She is human and he is not and no one will accept a human queen on that throne, so she is stuck in a bad place. 

Oh the drama was high and I had no idea how everything was going to be fixed. I was legit addicted and could hardly put this one down. 

I oddly think I liked this one better than  the first one D: 

My only issue is WHY Brishen's madre decided to think it was a good idea to let these nasty creatures free. WHY?! I don't understand at all. I get she wants power, but these creatures devour people and their magic....soooooo.....did she think she could control them? Was she testing Brishen because she knew what he would have to do to lock them back up? I just don't understand her motives. Maybe we are not really meant to truly get it. She is a crazy woman. 

Loved Brishen and Ildiko. Even with all the bad things happening they still made me chuckle and "awwwe" at their love. I do feel bad for them. BUT they got their wish...kinda sorta. I'm sad that this is their last book I believe. According to my research, the next book is going to be about Brishen's cousin. I'm intrigued, but I adored this couple. 

I really liked one character and I really wanted to get to know this character more. BUT NO!!!! I can never like a side character because it curses them. Sighs. Maybe the character will get a miracle and return??????? A gal can hope...right?

I loved the side story. That was entertaining! I was so worried for them! I think the girl should get a book or at least a short story. 

In the end, I could truly ramble about this book all day. I simply loved it. It was really, really good. For some reason, I liked it better than the first one? Maybe it was because I was scared and nervous about how everything was going to be fixed! I had a couple petty plot things I didn't care for: 1) The evil lady's motivates still confuse me and 2) Of course, my newfound favorite side character gets a nasty fate. PLEASE FIX IT, AUTHOR! But those are petty. I am drooling for the next book. I like this world a lot. MORE PLEASE! This shall get five stars of course. 


Blodeuedd said...

The madre is cray cray

Carole Rae said...

100% crazy!

Anachronist said...

I must read this one, I liked Radiance :).

Carole Rae said...

Super good Ana! It's better than the first one for sure.