Thursday, October 7, 2021

#Review - A Throne of Feathers and Bone by Shannon Mayer, Kelly St. Clare #Fantasy

Series: Honey and Ice Trilogy # 2
Format: Kindle, 351 pages
Release Date: September 27th 2021
Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Epic Fantasy

Chosen. Framed by my father’s murderer. Running from the fae courts. Fated to never touch the man who sets my blood on fire.

Life was looking up for me not long ago. Now, it’s looking
all the way down. This latest shitstorm? Yeah, it takes the cake and the beetroot tickle.

The father who shunned me from birth lays cold and dead. The courts are in turmoil and after blood.
My blood. I need to find his killer, yet that mystery pales in comparison to the madness crushing fae in its giant grip.

I’m desperate to find the door to Underhill before true anarchy descends. The answers I seek are on the other side, I’m sure of it.

With two gifted swords, a magic shield, some finnicky power, and dubious spirit for company, I must locate the path to our native realm again. And if I can manage that while resisting the Unseelie fae stalking my every footstep, then all the better.

But I am part human after all.

A Throne of Feathers and Bones, by co-authors Shannon Mayer, and Kelly St. Clare, is the second installment in the Honey and Ice Trilogy. After being falsely accused of murdering her own father by her step-mother Adair and sentence to death by drowning, Kallik escapes thanks to the brilliant execution of Faolan, Cinth, and a Kelpie with an attitude. But things are not over with yet. Legally the Heir, or maybe Queen of the Seelie now, Kallik's only friends are hard to decipher. 

Upon arrival in the Unseelie court, Queen Elisavana orders Faolan to stick with Kallick like glue and to protect her no matter the cost. There is something warming about Elisavana that Kallick never found from her step-monster Adair. Kallick's most important mission is to find the real Underhill as well as the missing Oracle who has a whole lot to explain going back to Kallick's sorting ceremony. With danger from all quarters, and questions about her so called friend Ruby, Kallik and Faolan must fight their way against ever increasing odds, as well as their growing attraction for one another. All the while, Kallik must learn to control her magic. 

In the end, Kallik finds herself at the center of self discovery and loss, revelations and betrayal, and maybe sanity with the man who actually loves you. If you are looking for a shocking cliffhanger ending with plenty of twists, you'll definitely get what you asked for.
An impossible task, and an uncertain future is a lot for anyone, let alone the girl who is suddenly seeing spirits of her mother's people. Lan was distant and somewhat of an ass in the first installment, and the authors do a good job of explaining why and why Kallick doesn't need anyone else falsely claiming they are in love with her. 

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