A feisty outlaw.
A conniving prince.
A war of magic and shadows.
Wanted by the crown for a murder she didn’t commit, Cora dreams of getting revenge on the mage who framed her. In the meantime, she hides in the forest and hones her witch magic. But when she discovers her enemy’s violent hunt for faerie creatures, she forms a plan for vengeance.
Prince Teryn, heir to a bankrupt throne, will do anything to keep his country from sinking into ruin. When he meets an outlawed witch wanted by a neighboring kingdom, he gets his chance. The woman has an impressive bounty on her head, one that could pay off his kingdom’s debts.
If Teryn can help Cora save a few magical creatures, he can gain her trust, hand her over to her king, and collect the bounty. But Cora has plans of her own, and none of them include being betrayed by her handsome new traveling companion.
The closer Cora and Teryn get to their desires, the harder their tasks become. And it isn’t just their budding attraction that’s the problem. A secret war is coming, one stemming from ancient feuds and forgotten fae magic. They must work together to stop it, or else both their kingdoms will crumble to ash.
A Throne of Shadows is the first book in the Prophecy of the Forgotten Fae trilogy. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Air Awakens, and Shadow and Bone. If you like elemental magic, fierce witches, and slow burn enemies-to-lovers romance, then you’ll love this epic fantasy tale.
A Throne of Shadows is an upper YA fantasy that contains moderate violence, gore, and adult situations. Later books in the series will lead to mild/moderate steam.
NOTE: A Throne of Shadows is based on an older edition of the book, Shadows of Lela. This updated edition has been fully rewritten and includes plot changes, name changes, and other modifications from the original. The original edition has been unpublished.
This book was amazing! You’re drawn in immediately but there are so many intricate layers that you’re never quite sure what’s going on until further in. I love the unique way Tessonja has magic work in this novel. I will say, having read Odette’s other book series originally I shipped a different couple, but in the end quite love the one we end up with. While normally I would say I tend to dislike the trope of “if they’d only just talked they could have sorted things out” I definitely think it made good sense in this circumstance. I love the growth and depth you see in both Cora and Teryn, as well as our boy Lex, and even Valorre. I cannot wait until the next book it out, and I am counting down the days until I can start reading it! (three, three days!)
Star rating: ✯✯✯✯✯