by K.A. Tucker
Series: Fate & Flame #2
Published by Self-Pub
Release Date: July 12th 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Romance
Format Read: ARC
From jewelry thief to interloper to queen-in-waiting, Romeria flees Cirilea a traitor to all. But the yawning distance between her and Zander troubles her more than any king’s bounty on her head. While Zander may have escaped by her side, he seeks to regain his throne, and no immortal will ever welcome her as Islor’s queen. She fears it won’t be long before Zander abandons her as everyone else she’s ever loved has.
Zander sacrificed his crown to save Romeria’s life, yet he dreads what her existence means for the future of his realm. As Ybaris’s plan to destroy Islor unfurls, a more insidious threat, orchestrated by rival fates, lurks beneath the surface. He can offer his allies no honest explanation for why he protects the Ybarisan princess and takes counsel from Queen Neilina’s caster, leading those closest to doubt his wisdom—and his allegiance.
As their company aims for the Venhorn Mountains, steered by prophecy, Romeria is desperate to wield her newfound abilities to undo Princess Romeria’s treachery before the kingdom tears itself apart. But with the mortal rebellion swelling, bolstered by the gift of Ybaris’s poison, it may already be too late.
From internationally bestselling author K.A. Tucker comes the second novel in her Fate and Flame series, an adult fantasy story that should be read in series order.
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Prepare yourself for your new favorite series! KA Tucker is back with a phenomenal sequel that you are sure to be obsessed with! I’ve been dying to journey back into the world of Islor ever since I finished A Fate of Wrath and Flame. The characters and the world stole my heart.
A Curse of Blood and Stone picks up right where its predecessor left off. The tension between Romy and Zander is at an all-time high, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Between traitorous brothers, newfound powers, and an ominous magical prophecy, Romy and Zander’s plates are full. Their only hope is journeying to the Venhorm Mountains, where they may find answers.
I can’t commend KA Tucker enough for her brilliant writing. This series is everything I love about fantasy! A Curse of Blood and Stone is full of adventure, magic, incredible world-building, court politics, romance, friendship, and a mysterious prophecy. On top of all that, Tucker has created amazing characters. I’m not exaggerating when I say I love all of the characters in this series. Romy and Zander are incredible main characters. They are selfless, kind, and brave. Elisaf is still one of my favorite side characters, but a character we meet in this book has wormed his way into my heart—Elisaf might need to watch out.
The world-building and the pacing in this book are top-notch. KA Tucker expertly weaved in necessary details without ever making it feel info-dumpy. I never felt bored while reading this story. Everything flowed together perfectly.
This series has cemented itself as one of my favorites! If you need me, I’ll be impatiently waiting for the next book to come out!
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