The moon goddess has taken up residency within Prince Caben, darkening his mind and soul. Now he hunts the very women he sacrificed his life to save, his conflicting desires for love and power raging a battle within him. Kaliope possesses the key to setting Bale free, and Caben will stop at nothing to see his goddess restored. Even if that means destroying the kingdom he’s sworn to protect, and the infuriating woman who torments his thoughts.
Kaliope, now the leader to the newly formed Nactue Guard, has vowed to save Caben. But with a traitor lurking among her people, and powers she’s unable to fully control, Kaliope’s mission becomes shrouded with doubt. Her new role as watcher over Caben’s kingdom brings a burden she’s unable to bear alone, and appointing the right person in charge of the prince’s affairs has turned a kingdom against the Nactue leader. Saving her stubborn, willful prince from the darkness overtaking him will be the battle of her life, and she needs people she can trust by her side. But bad blood between members of the Nactue obscure Kaliope’s journey, while her feelings for Caben cloud her judgment.
When the time comes to do what she must to destroy the goddess of chaos, will she be able to if it means losing Caben forever?
Once again, Trisha delivers an outstanding book that is impossible to put down. I cannot explain how much I love this author and her work. Of Darkness and Crowns is the sequel to the equally thrilling Of Silver and Beasts, and only adds to the angst and drama of the main characters Caban and Kaliope. And not in a bad way.
The book picks up five months after the first one, and is in the middle of a battle, which hooked me. From the first to last page I was absorbed and had difficulty averting my eyes from the words she has written. Plot twist after plot twist only added to the awesomeness that is this book.
The only thing I didnt like is the “thing” between Kaliope and Caben was stressed too much. Its really difficult to put into words, especially to someone who hasnt read the book, but its like the situation was repeated over and over and over again, just maybe worded differently.
But other than that, it was the perfect pace, the secondary characters were awesome and added that extra,… umph. If you are a fan of Trisha`s, you will know that in her book The Darkest Part (another awesome book, btw), it was duel POV. This book is also duel POV, seperating it a bit from her other books, and especially the first book which was only in Kaliope`s POV.
I will admit though, I looked forward to Caben`s POV more for some reason. Dont get me wrong, Kaliope is kick butt and everything, but I found that Caben was more entertaining.
If you havent read any of Trisha`s books, stop hiding under your rock and check her books out! Shes an amazing author who delivers amazing books, and even though I rated this book 4 stars, it was definately amazing and I cant wait for future installments.