Curse of Shadows by A K Wilder

Curse of Shadows (Amassia, #2)

by A. K. Wilder

Ash’s life turns upside down as she and Marcus’s company flee Aku, racing against time to warn their realm of imminent attack. But upon reaching Baiseen, they find they have more to worry about than warships, catapults, and rogue phantoms. As battle rages around them, they are sent on a secret quest to unearth the twelve original whistle bones that will protect their realm from annihilation.

When Ash becomes the target of an unseen assassin, Kaylin, the boson’s mate, risks his deepest secret to save her life. The weight of the world tips as the once-heir, a young sailor, and the recorder who loves them both are forced to make choices that may sunder them forever… but maybe, just maybe, save the world.

Reviewed by Quirky Cat on

5 of 5 stars


Book Summary:

Ash fell during the battle of Baiseen – but they didn't stay lost. Though it certainly feels like they have lost over such a short time span. Somebody will have to get back up and put the world together again.

It looks like someone is going to have to be Ash. And so a quest begins, with many others (friends and foes) hoping to complete the same task – for their own gain, naturally.

“Sometimes, the heart is afraid to speak, for fear of breaking the spell ," my wise inner voice says.”

My Review:

Ohhhh! Curse of Shadows is the second novel in the Amassia series, and I have been looking forward to this release! It's a creative take on fantasy worlds, and that worldbuilding is perfection! Obviously, I have a lot of good things to say about this book.

The trick is putting my thoughts into non-spoilery words, which is a challenge for this particular review. I guess I have a lot of feelings this time around! This isn't too much of a surprise because Curse of Shadows will put readers on one heck of an emotional roller coaster. Seriously, get those tissues ready. Expect a few strange looks from those around you because keeping your emotions in check will NOT happen. Speaking from experience here.

Fantasy World
Multiple POV
Secrets galore

Thanks to Entangled: Teen and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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