I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer is a well written and interesting book. I have never read the first book but this book was still a good read and fairly easy to understand. The chapters are mainly written in the points of view of Grey and Lia Mara as they are the main characters in the book. Even though the curse is broken, the kingdom is still troubled and it is rumored that Prince Rhen of Emberfall is not the true heir. Grey may be the heir, but he wants to keep it a secret. He hides another secret and knowing that he would be hunted for it, he hides it so very few know of it. Throughout the book, Grey's secret plays a bigger role and his small but diverse team accompany him on the journey both physical and metaphorical. Grey does not want to challenge Rhen in his position until Karis Luran threatens Emberfall again. The book is full of twists and turns- Grey and Lia Mara are continually challenged with hardly any rest. The action and romance packed novel is a very interesting read and definitely worth its length. Unfortunately, the book is also predictable and not very descriptive but those are the only main flaws.
About This Book
In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places.
Find the heir, win the crown.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.
Win the crown, save the kingdom.
Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen--until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?
The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.
A Heart so Fierce and Broken
A Heart So Fierce and Broken
The novel, the sequel to "A Curse So Dark and Lonely," is a fantastic book that is in the point of view of two other characters. I would suggest reading the first book first, however it's not that hard to understand the second book without reading the first one. The book is mainly in the point of views of Grey and Princess Lia Mary, the daughter of the enemy. Commander Grey learns the identity of the true heir of his kingdom and is swept in a whirlwind of adventure where he tries to save his kingdom from being in despair. It's an action novel filled with romance and betrayals, along with twists and turns. There are many betrayals that the readers would never expect and their view of characters change after each chapter. I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's an amazing fantasy novel that has a fascinating storyline. I would recommend this book to people who love fantasy, specifically disney tales. The first book was very similar to the classic disney tale, "Beauty and the Beast," however this book brings a twist to the story that readers would have never expected. I wouldn't recommend this to people who only enjoy reading realistic fiction, since this book involves magic and kingdoms. This series is amazing and I can't wait to read the next book.