How much would you risk to save the ones you love? Would you tempt even the most dangerous fate?
Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she’ll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. If she is to locate the missing piece, she must turn to the blood relatives she’s never known, learn about their secret powers, and take her place in their ancient lineage. Briseis is not the only one who wants the Heart, and her enemies will stop at nothing to fulfill their own ruthless plans. The fates tell of a truly dangerous journey, one that could end in more heartache, more death. Bolstered by the sisterhood of ancient magic, can Briseis harness her power to save the people she loves most?
This sequel to This Poison Heart had a bit of a rocky start, and did seem like it wasn’t quite sure where to go, but still managed to deliver an impactful ending that I really enjoyed. The introduction of new characters helped grow Briseis’s character, and gave us some insight into the Colchis family history.
While the story did meander a bit before finding where it wanted to go, it did give us a chance to meet some of the original Gods, which was very cool – and we finally got to travel outside of the small town we started off in, which was what I really needed from this book.
This was a wonderful conclusion to the duology, and despite the shelf I have dedicated to it, I never felt that I needed to have in depth knowledge of Greek Myth to understand this story, which was refreshing. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves Greek Myths, plant magic and family bonds.