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The entire series was an off shoot of House of Night set in the Other World.
The story was about what would happen if Kalona had been given Eerbus’s joy to fight against the darkness and if he had never fallen? In this book, Kalona made the biggest sacrifice asked by Mother Earth for Erebus, and the Other Neferet became darker and more evil than before. Other Kevin took charge and Other Zoey and Nerd Herd had to join forces fight her once and for all.
Having read the House of Night series by the authors P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast, I was quite eager to read this off-shoot series. The winding road and plot twists were good. Neferet and her consort Lynette took the spotlight. Zoey and her team brought my nostalgia for this group back. It was fun to reconnect with them.
Grief and its after effects were heavily touched upon. The theme of good VS evil was upheld in this book too. Writing at times brought out a dark claustrophobic atmosphere in the Neferet chapters and made her a good villain.
My niggles too popped up. The broad themes of the series felt repetitive, and writing needed to be powerful to evoke intense emotions.
Overall, a fun read, well recommended for diehard fans of this series.
I received a free ARC from Edelweiss and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today Best-Selling author and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame.
Before he was freed by Neferet, Kalona was imprisoned within the earth for centuries because of the Darkness in his heart. But what happened to the Other World’s Kalona? It’s as though he’s been forgotten, or maybe he never existed at all
In the present, Other Neferet may have left her House of Night, but she has far from given up her goal of immortality and world domination. As she operates in secret to gain access to Old Magick, the new High Priestess, Anastasia Langford, works toward peace and acceptance for the vampyres of the Other World. But just as Other Kevin’s broken heart will take time to heal, peace in that world will also take time and work–and not all of the Other World vampyres want peace. After all, why should they return to being shunned by humans, especially when they’ve had a taste of how it feels to be in power?
Meanwhile, Zoey is desperate to help rid the Other World of Neferet once and for all, and not knowing what’s going on over there is eating away at her. But, as the Nerd Herd warns, it’s far too dangerous to call on Old Magick time and again. As a distraction, she throws herself into her work and attempts to bring the humans and vampyres of Tulsa closer together with the first human-vampyre swim meet in history! It’s too bad that something always seems to go wrong whenever the stakes are high.
What happens when worlds clash and powers that should be left alone are awakened? Can Other Kevin and his world heal from the wounds Neferet continues to inflict? Can Old Magick ever truly be harnessed and used for good? Or will Darkness extinguish Light and leave our heroes broken, hopeless, and as forgotten as Kalona of the Silver Wings?
Publication Date: 29th October 2019