The story picks up with Etta imprisoned for having magic. Tyson and Edmund have fled Gaule for the same reason. Alexandre feels betrayed by Etta for lying about who she is, but he is also conflicted. His entire life he'd been taught that magic was evil. Now, three of the closest people in his life have been revealed to possess such gifts. Not only that, he also wonders if everything between him and Etta had only been because of the curse connecting them.
With the threat of La Dame at their border and his kingdom falling apart, Alex must decide whether he wants to rule as his father did, with fear and force, or if he should follow his heart. And Etta must figure out whether she can forgive the enemy who has stolen hers.
This book is just... I don't even have the right words. Phenomenal. I am so mad I waited this long to continue the series. (The only reason I did is because of how busy I've been. It was nothing to do with the books.)
It is so well written, keeping the reader engaged from beginning to end. Once I finally started it for real, I couldn't stop. I ended up reading the whole thing in like two sittings, and then I immediately started the next book.
I loved everything about this book. The plot and character development were superb. At the end of the first book, I wasn't a fan of Alex, but I was back to loving him in Golden Chains. Edmund and Tyson were still my favorite, but they were all great. The story grew so much in this book, and I loved learning more about the history and curse.
I highly, highly recommend this series! It's officially one of my favorites now, and I am so excited to read the rest of the books!
- Wonderful fairytale retelling
- Amazing character development
- Well written