Author: LC Davis
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 04/26/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Gay Romance
Duality is just a fact of life when you’re the hybrid offspring of a psychotic vampiress and an alpha werewolf. Remus Black is about to learn the hard way that the vampires aren’t the only ones who have designs on the hybrid prince of legend. When the Family, a legion of undead hunters who have lain dormant for years, starts killing supernaturals and targeting the people Remus loves, old bonds and new alliances are tested.
The Family is only one of the problems Remus must face now that he’s more vampire than werewolf and less human than ever before. Suppressing his wolf side was necessary in order to do what it took to save Victor’s life, but his nascent vampire nature has come at the cost of his relationship with Sebastian. Even more shocking than how easy it is to live without his humanity is the fact that he finds it restored in the arms of his destined mate’s brother.
Remus and his newfound pack are about to learn that surviving the harvest moon was nothing compared to the threat that looms with the hunter’s moon. Remus finds himself at the center of a war between the Kingdom of Night and the Kingdom of the Sun, but the battle raging in his own mind poses the greater threat. It soon becomes clear that Victor is bound to the vampiric half of his soul while Sebastian holds claim to the very wolf nature Remus must keep at bay to protect his fragile heart.
To stop the hunters and ensure the future stability of the pack, Remus will be forced to do the unthinkable and choose between Victor and Sebastian. Will his choice tear the brothers apart for good, or is his love the key to bringing them together and standing against the hunters as a united front?
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Book 2 in the Kingdom of Night and it really is just as epic, just as long and has just as many twists and turns as the first book. It also doesn’t give us a resolution in fact I think it just confuses the issue of who Remus is going to choose even more but it’s one hell of ride and I am sitting here (not so) patiently waiting for book 3.
A couple of things that are worth noting – you can’t read this as a standalone as it will make very little sense and there are so many characters relevant to the storyline that you need to start at the beginning. The editing in this one is about the same as it was in book 1 – there are a lot of errors, some that jolt you out of the story, but perseverance is key and the story is worth it.
Remus has accepted that he has a dual nature, both vampire and werewolf, but there are those around him that are not so keen and Sebastian is at the top of that list. There are also those that will stop at nothing to get their hands on Remus the most dangerous of those being the hunters and unbeknownst to Remus he had inadvertently become friendly with at least two hunters before he or anyone else at the Lodge even knew what he was.
The story is complicated and always moving forward. Just when you think you have a grasp on it or you think you know where it’s heading it alters course again. The author obviously has a vivid imagination and that has transferred to the characters on page. Just as you think you know Victor his past pops up and everything becomes confusing again – so many twists in the plot.
Obviously the story is going to finish with an epic battle but the only question I want answered is Victor or Sebastian. I really can’t decide and I’m pretty sure Remus feels the same way so I’m voting for both – remember that sketch with Remus on a throne and two wolves standing nearby – I have my fingers crossed!
Roll on August!
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