A Heart So Fierce And Broken
By Brigid Kemmerer
- YA Fantasy
- Book Two in the The Cursebreaker Series
- Page Count: 450
- Themes: Battle for Crown, Romance of Convience, Kingdom in Rebellion
- Harper — Posing as Princess of Disi
- Rhen — The Crown Prince of Emberfall
- Grey — The Exiled Commander of the Guard and True Heir of the Crown
- Lia Mara — Princess of Sylh Shallow
Find the heir, win the crown.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.
Win the crown, save the kingdom.
Grey may be the heir, but he doesn’t want anyone to know his secret. On the run since he destroyed Lilith, he has no desire to challenge Rhen—until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?
The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.
I picked up this book instantly after finishing book one. I was so anxious to see Harper and Rhen have blooming relationship. This was not the case. I felt like Rhen was pushing Harper away when I was interested in them having a happily ever after. The missing romance was picked up by Lia Mara and Grey. It was enjoyable but predictable.
My favorite part of the story was the new introduction of new characters, and the ensuing political battle over the crown of Emberfall. Grey is my favorite character now. He is developed more heaviliy in this book and has an intense tranformation.
Overall, I gave this 4 out of 5 stars. 4 stars because the new character added new depth to the plot, and world building. Not 5 stars because the plot was fairly predictable. I enjoy Kemmerer’s easy writing style, and it made for a quick read.
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