Title: Empire of Night
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Age of Legends
Publication Date: April 07th, 2015
Synopsis: Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were.
Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the children of Edgewood—accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of imperial warriors. But the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on all their influence and power to overcome deadly enemies—not all of them human—and even avert an all-out war.
Review: I loved this book, I really, really did, I do have a small rant but that really didn’t take away from anything from me. Not majorly anyways. I did curse when I got to the cliffhanger at the end of the book, though I shouldn’t have been surprised, the first book ended similarly. I re-read Sea of Shadows them jumped right into this one and finished it in two days. I did not want it to end and I cannot wait for the next one.
Now onto my small rant. Ashyn drove me nuts. Well only one thing about her did. I get that’s she’s completely different from Moira but omg you would think after being kidnapped TWICE in the first book, well once she was held hostage, second time she was kidnapped and was going to be sold as a king’s whore, that she would want to learn some type of self-defense/combat training other than the occasional dagger throwing lesson. But nope. She spends all her time reading, not even educational books, just recreational books. The occasional dagger lessons she has only happen when they are out of court and on the road and very rarely at that. And really I wouldn’t have a problem with her reading if she was doing something to help protect herself and they weren’t in the middle of a bloody war. Other than this small thing, I like Ashyn, I just wish she’d learn to protect herself and stop relying on Moira and Ronan.
I absolutely love Prince Tyrus, I am so glad that he is one of the main characters in this second book. I liked him in the first one and had hoped we would see more of him, so I’m glad that we did. I still like Gavril and I am holding out hope that he’s not really a bad guy because I do like him, a lot. I’m still unsure on Ronan, there’s something about him, more than he revealed, that he’s not telling us well that’s the vibe I get from him at least. I really cannot wait for Forest of Ruin, the wait until April 2016 is going to be a long one.