Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May (The Falconer #2)

The Vanishing Throne

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Written by: Elizabeth May
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Series: Falconer
Sequence in Series: 2
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
ISBN-10: 1452128820
ISBN-13: 978-1452128825
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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The second book in the Falconer trilogy is packed with surprises and suspense.

Aileana Kameron, the Falconer, disappeared through the portal that she was trying to close forever. Now she wakes up in the fae world, trapped and tortured by the evil Lonnrach. With the help of an unexpected ally, Aileana re-enters the human world, only to find everything irrevocably changed. Edinburgh has been destroyed, and the few human survivors are living in an uneasy truce with the fae, while both worlds are in danger of disappearing altogether. Aileana holds the key to saving both worlds, but in order to do so she must awaken her latent Falconer powers. And the price of doing that might be her life.

Rich with imaginative detail, action, fae lore, and romance, The Vanishing Throne is a thrilling sequel to The Falconer.

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The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer, #2)The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

Bloody Brilliant from cover to cover, The Vanishing Throne the sequel to The Falconer blew me away.

This story is darker than the first. The trapped fae have been unleashed on the world, destroying all that remains.

Aileana has faced extensive torture, at Lonnrach’s hands, only to be saved by someone that can truly understand her broken mind. Someone that has played a pivotal role from the start but we are just getting to meet.

Aileana must reach deep inside herself to discover a way to save both worlds from annihilation while struggling with a bone deep desire of Kiaran. Kiaran who is all that she battles against, a fae. But then Aileana is in for an awakening, things are not as she always believed.

In the end, this is a post fae apocalyptic world with the fates all hanging on Aileana, the sole surviving falconer.

Elizabeth May excruciatingly reveals the curse that is eating away at both the fae and human realms. What you thought you knew will be twisted up inside, creating a dark, beautiful and desperate world with a plot that engulfs your imagination and holds you prisoner.

If you thought the cliffhanger we were left with reading The Falconer was bad, you will be gutted with the thoughts of waiting for book # 3 (still untitled).

If you are an urban fantasy fan, don't miss Elizabeth May's The Vanishing Throne.

I received this ARC copy of The Vanishing Throne from Chronicle Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 7, 2016.

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