Friday, April 15, 2016
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows (The Orphan Queen book 2)
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, The Orphan Queen, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the story for you.
“Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.
HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.
HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.
HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.
In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.” - taken from Goodreads.com
Wil’s cover has been blown, both as the Princess of Aecor and as a wielder of magic. With Patrick’s assassination attempt on Prince Tobiah almost successful, Wil takes on over as Black Knife. Tobiah’s miraculous recovery is possible by Conner’s healing magic. The Ospreys’ loyalty is divided between Wi and Patrick; four go with him and four return with Wil to Tobiah’s palace. There, she has them look over the Wraith Accords and hires them a tutor. Soon, things are out of her control. The wraith boy demands her attention, Prince Colin is unwillingly to turn over Aecor and her feelings for Black Knife/Tobiah grow, even though he is engaged to Lady Meredith. Unfortunately, stopping the warith from taking over the Indigo Kingdom becomes the most important thing Wil has to do. And she finds an ally where she wasn’t expecting it.
Does Wil reclaim the throne of Aecor? Will she sign the Wraith Accords? Why did her parents and grandparents not sign them? Does Tobiah go through with his wedding to Lady Meredith? Is Wil able to control the wraith and save the Indigo Kingdom? What happens to the boy made of wraith? Can magic be used safely again? Will Tobiah tell James the truth of his parentage? Is Patrick successful in his attempt to reclaim the Aecor kingdom for Wil? Will he be caught and punished for King Terrill’s assassination and the attempt on Tobiah’s life? Can the Ospreys be reunited or will they remain divided? What kind of King will Tobiah be? Is he willing to help Wil? What happens when Wil is able to reconcile her feelings for Black Knife with Prince Tobiah?
There are four prequel novellas to The Orphan Queen: The Hidden Prince, The Glowing Knight, The Burning Hand and The Black Knife. As of now, they are only available as ebooks.
“The city of Skyvale is in trouble. Magic use is rampant. Crime is spreading. Told from the perspective of Tobiah, the crown prince with a dangerous secret, and set two years before the heart-racing action of The Orphan Queen.” - Goodreads.com
Visit Jodi Meadows’ website.