Entombed in Glass (Unfortunate Soul Chronicles, #2) by Stacey Rourke
Title: Entombed in Glass (Unfortunate Soul Chronicle #2)
Author: Stacey Rourke
Published: March 29, 2018
Genre: Fairy Tales, Fantasy
Review: ARC provided by author
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.
Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.
Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong.
Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he's forced to make?
Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.
I received an ARC to give an honest review.
What can this author not do?
Man, she blew it out of the water with this one (pun intended). In Entombed in Glass, we are introduced to Alastor who is now on land. Though he longs to be back with his beloved below the sea, what will he have to do to get back to her? It won't be easy and it seems that Alastor will have what some will call a curse and others call a gift. He will be able to see in the past, present, and future but at a price. He is the man in the mirror!
I have to say my favorite part in this book was the whole Neverland and Captain Hook scene. This really blew my mind and after reading this book I heard a song called Lost Boy and it made me think about this book. Which is amazing! As far as characters went I loved them all they were well developed and the story flowed really well. I love how this author can twist a story and just make it flow with magic that is an amazing talent! Keep the Unfortunate Soul Chronicles coming, please!
This author does a great job with bringing different fairy tales together in an unconfusing way. Where this book leaves off I can see more coming, because there is no way that Alastor's story is over.
Stacey Rourke is the award winning author of works that span genres, but possess the same flare for action and snarky humor. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.
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