Dark Skies (Dark Shores #2) By Danielle L. Jensen
A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST
Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides.
A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE
Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test.
A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE
With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world.
In the second book of the Dark Shores series by Danielle L. Jensen, we follow Lydia who I was so thankful is, in fact, alive and is at the same time Dark Shores is taking place having her own trials and tribulations.
We find out exactly how she ends up on the Dark Shores and fighting for her survival within hours of getting there. At the same time she meets Killian, a gods marked noble of the west.
During the same night of her arrival, Killian ends up receiving a mortal injury and Lydia becomes gods marked enable to heal him.
We follow these two main characters through a tangle of obstacles that face them during which Killian tries to help Lydia get back to her continent . While Lydia in turn helps Killian with one of his issues.
I found this book so very different from the first but no less enjoyable. The story was engaging with perfect pacing that kept you on the edge of your seat. The characters were well developed and easy to relate to. I am so excited to dive into Gilded Serpent (book 3) to see some of my favorite characters again and to continue this amazing 4 book series.
Another 5-star read for me and I highly recommend it.