Hello, my lovely readers!
A while ago I wrote a review on Anna Bright’s The Beholder which came to me in a box subscription box. I basically devoured the book, so I was excited to finally pick up the second part of the duology!
The Plot (according to Goodreads):
When Selah found true love with Prince Torden of Norway, she never imagined she’d have to leave him behind. All because the Beholder’s true mission was a secret Selah’s crew didn’t trust her to keep: transporting weapons to the rebels fighting against the brutal tsarytsya, whose shadow looms over their next port of Shvartsval’d. A place Selah hoped she’d never go.
But gone is the girl who departed Potomac filled with fear. With a stockpile of weapons belowdecks and her heart hanging in the balance, Selah is determined to see the Beholder’s quest to its end.
This is going to be a short review, as I have nothing to say but I LOVE it.
The story becomes so much more complicated, dark, and fascinating than in the first book and I was immediately hooked.
Once more I was fascinated by how Anna Bright drew from myths and legends but still managed to make it her own.
You can see her inspirations but it’s still unique and new.
The story really gets under your skin and is much heavier than in the first book. Bright manages a seamless transition and nothing feels at odds.
I’m trying not to add any spoilers, so let me just say I loved Selah’s journey and character development. She came so far in these books and I’m a little sad that our journey together is over now.
This is a wonderful book. It’s dark and intense and a contrast to how the first novel started without clashing. I loved the duology and couldn’t put any of the two books down.
Did you read this book? Let me know in the comments what you think!