Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Golden Dynasty

Book: The Golden Dynasty (Fantasyland Series #2)
Author: Kristen Ashley

Summary: Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she’s not having a wild dream, she’s living a frightening nightmare where she’s been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people and in short order, she’s installed very unwillingly on her white throne of horns as their Queen.

Dax Lahn is the king of Suh Tunak, The Horde of the nation of Korwahk and with one look at Circe, he knows she will be his bride and together they will start The Golden Dynasty of legend.

Circe and Lahn are separated by language, culture and the small fact she’s from a parallel universe and has no idea how she got there or how to get home. But facing challenge after challenge, Circe finds her footing as Queen of the brutal Korwahk Horde and wife to its King, then she makes friends then she finds herself falling in love with this primitive land, its people and especially their savage leader.

Review: This by far is my FAVORITE in the series, which was of course difficult to pick (but I did it!) I love Circe, I love all her quirky sayings and how she talks to Dax melts my heart (also when I find a man, I hope I talk like this to him!!!) Then don’t even get me started on Dax and how amazing he is - like yes some of things he does/his culture does are primitive but thats part of the point for the story! However overall he gives me big ol’ feels all the way down to my toes! I think Kristen does this amazing job of having some pretty crazy and amazing characters (main and secondary) and having them work all together in a story and you feel like you know all of them! It never feels like there are people just added in or that a secondary character is more important. Instead it's this beautiful balance that makes the book so much more than a story, but rather an adventure that you are sucked into and you don’t want to ever leave! I just love everything about this book and I’m not going to lie but there has been many times that I will have finished reading it to only start over again from the beginning because it is that amazing.