The Sacred Stones Trilogy #2 A Promise of Peridot Kate Golden

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by Kate Golden
The Sacred Stones Trilogy #2 A Promise of Peridot  Kate GoldenA Promise of Peridot Series: The Sacred Stones #2
Published by Penguin on April 9, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Romance, Fiction / Romance / Fantasy, Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Pages: 480
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The next seductive, sweeping, action-packed installment in the addictive Sacred Stones trilogy.

A prophecy of death. A weapon of hope. A sacrifice of love.

Arwen Valondale is sailing for the mysterious Kingdom of Citrine after the battle of Siren’s Bay. Still reeling from the loss of her mother and the shock of her newfound powers, Arwen directs all of her pain and rage toward the man who betrayed her: King Kane Ravenwood.

But Kane’s presence is unavoidable as he leads Arwen and her friends on an expedition to recover the Blade of the Sun—a legendary weapon with the power to kill tyrannical Fae King Lazarus. Their uneasy truce proves difficult to maintain, as Arwen battles her unresolved feelings, and Kane is willing to become darkness itself to protect her.

Arwen knows failure to fulfill the prophecy will seal both her own fate as well as the fates of those she loves most. But as Arwen faces creatures, foes, and magic beyond her wildest imaginings, her resolve is tested in ways she never could have foreseen.

Reading Challenges: Netgalley Backlist

Review:

Read if you like:
– Romantasy
– Forced proximity
– Enemies to lovers
– Hurt/comfort
– King and healer
– Fae, witches, dragons and magic

This novel delivers tension, spice, and anxiety representation. Arwen and Kane have fantastic chemistry, and every scene focusing on their romance is intense and steamy. I appreciate that we got a story along with the romance. I tend to like the story more than the page sex scenes, which we get a few chapters of in this book, but we also have this incredible journey that our characters are on to save the world they are in. The plot and world-building balance the character development well, and the way the author expands the world – its magic system, political turmoil, cultures, and creatures – is so immersive and fascinating. I also love the author’s use of imagery and symbolism throughout the story. It’s captivating, and I found it impossible to put the book down. And that ending!! It’s an intense and stunning (and horrifying) shocker! I might have had to pick my jaw off the floor, and I shed a few tears before the story ended.

About Kate Golden

Kate Golden is the bestselling author of viral sensation and debut novel A Dawn of Onyx. She lives in Los Angeles where she works in the film industry developing movies with screenwriters and filmmakers. When she isn’t telling stories, Kate is an avid book reader, movie fanatic, and functioning puzzle addict. She and her husband can be found hosting cozy game nights and taking hikes with their sweet pup, Milo. You can find her on Instagram at KateGoldenAuthor and on TikTok at Kate_Golden_Author, where she is known to post both spicy and heartbreaking teasers for her upcoming books.

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  • Netgalley Backlist