Grace Draven has once again graced the universe with an awesome, sweet, and tension riddled romance novel. Eidolon continues where Radiance left off and the fast pace sets in very, VERY quickly.
This book was released on 18th April 2016
This review may contain mild spoilers for this book (What I consider spoilers might not be what you consider spoilers but I thought that I’d put it out there just in case). READERS YE BE WARNED!
In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis has unleashed a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness and on the brink of war. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to secure his throne.
Three enemy kingdoms must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king must raise an army of the dead to defeat an army of the damned.
A tale of alliance and sacrifice.
Eidolon completely blew my expectations out of the water! I was almost completely convinced that it was going to suck just as so many sequels tend to do but I WORRIED FOR NOTHING. It was just as, if not more, amazing than the first book.
The first book in the Wraith Kings series, Radiance, was quite a bit slower than Eidolon. Where Radiance had very little action, angst, and drama and focused more on the main characters coming to love one another. Eidolon was the opposite. It was fast-paced, action packed, and chock full of weird magical craziness.
The characters didn’t change overmuch in this book. Ildiko still loved her husband and grieved that she might have to give him up and Brishen was strong, and approached his new predicament with a clear goal and the determination needed to see it through to the end. At the end of the first book I had guessed that we would eventually get to see a book about Serovek and Anhuset (Which was announced in 2017) but I was unsure as to who else we would see and “Who exactly are the Wraith Kings?” Luckily we were introduced to the Wraith King idea in Eidolon and met quite a number of new characters which could end up being main characters for the later books.
This was a really short review but I can’t think of anything else to say. Eidolon was brilliant and funny and packed full of awesome magic, and many times angst, filled action. The characters were brilliant and so was the writing. I cannot wait for the next instalment.