Friday, March 15, 2019

Review: A Tale of Two Kingdoms

A Tale of Two Kingdoms A Tale of Two Kingdoms by Victoria Danann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the last book I got in a set of 6 from this world and I'm not sure what I was expecting - maybe some grand ending with a big finale? That is not here. Sure, we've had a lot of build-up to Duff and Aelsong's romance, but it felt almost like a novella when you compare it to the previous stories in this series.

Duff is Fae and, thus, is expected to mate a Fae, especially since he is the heir. Aelsong, while not leader, is part of the royal family of the Elves. Elves and Fae, while descended from the same relatives, hate each other because of some long forgotten drama. Elora (because she's involved in all drama) ends up helping these two eventually make their escape. There's romance in the air, but can they overcome all the years of hatred?

Short answer? Not at first. Their families took varying degrees of convincing and PR to convert to this new way of thinking. As a bit of a side story here, we get to see a slightly deeper look into Rosie and Glen's relationship (spoiler alert: it's not good). I guess we'll see more of that in books to come, but it's just a little hint for now. This book ends up getting wrapped up with the help of an "angel," and some reluctant class project students. Weird, but I would expect no less from this series.

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