Title: The Princess’s Chosen
Author: Kathryn Moon
Pub. Date: October 6, 2020
Pub: Kindle Direct Publishing
Genre: RH Fantasy Romance
The peace Princess Bryony and her Chosen enjoyed in the north is broken, disturbed by the arrival of her family to the Winter Palace. Camellia is crueler than Bryony ever imagined, and her grandmother’s faith is hard won. Nothing will come easily, not even with her men at her side, their affections growing deeper.
When Bryony’s most reluctant Chosen, Aric – King of Thieves, learns of her Hunger, it all fractures. There is more to the magic of the queen’s line than anyone imagined, and Bryony is losing the grip on her own control.
As the weather turns colder, obstacles rise from every direction, even from within the Winter Palace’s own residents. Bryony must master her magic and her passions in order to protect herself and her Chosen from the enemies that circle closer every day. If she falls, so will Kimmery.
This will be a spoiler free review. I listened to the audiobook via Audible. I inhaled this and ended up finishing the end of the book through the eBook because I couldn’t wait until the following Monday to listen to it. You can check out my spoiler free review for The Queen’s Line – the first book in the Inheritance of Hunger series – here.
To say I was utterly swept up in this book, this world, these characters, is probably slightly an understatement. It’s been about a week and a half since I finished the series and I still want more…desperately. You just end up falling in love with everything. And just like with the first book, the balance between spice and romantic scenes and just overall plot is so good.
There are a few twists in this book that I definitely didn’t see coming. And omfg you actually end up hating Camellia. She’s absolutely terrible. What she ends up trying to do…it broke my heart and thank god Bryony and her men showed up when they did.
As for the other twists – they were good! I enjoyed them. One felt a little like of course that was added in, but I think it served its purpose well. It more thoroughly tied Bryony to the people she wants to help and protect.
And speaking of Bryony – she’s pretty badass. You kind of forget just how capable she is, because she’s lived blinded by rose colored glasses for so long. But she’s incredibly strong, fierce and fucking determined. She’s kind of a brilliant character quite honestly.
As for her Chosen, Aric and Cresswell kind of steal the show – they’re both soft, but in very different ways. I love how much they care about Bryony, but also try to keep her at arm’s length. It’s actually kind of funny at how much they try and delude themselves into thinking they don’t want her, that being on the outside is better. As for the other men, Owen owns my soul. Thoroughly. I still love that we get their POV’s and get to learn about them. They’re not just side characters, they feel real and you get to know and care for them.
It’s just all fantastic.
This was a great second book and I dove right into the third Monday morning, and I didn’t stop listening until I was done. I seriously cannot recommend these books enough.