Taking us back to the realm of Caedmon and Rowena, AJ Nuest has created a breathtaking follow up to The Golden Key Chronicles.
Waiting for the next Outlander? Don’t miss this enthralling fantasy romance!
‘Incredibly tantalizing’ – Love Reading Romance
Rhys had one job to do. One measly errand that shouldn’t have been a problem, given the nature of his powers. But when an old enemy reappears, detailing the result of his actions, Rhys is forced to make a choice between a future with Faedrah or dying before his time. Frustrated and out of options, he agrees to her suggestion they to leap forward in time to the future…even though a good chance exists his powers will be nothing but a memory in his world. Flying blind on a wing and a prayer, they prepare to fight for everything they love against a wizard of insurmountable power.
Faedrah does her best to gather their closest allies. The sides are squared in a war to control the future of both worlds. With the stakes so high, only one advantage has been cast in their favor. The sigil of utmost protection inherent in Rhys’ signature. If not enough to thwart the evil awaiting at the Austiere gates, she could find herself imprisoned in the future, while her kingdom and all those she has sworn to protect are lost to the mists of time.
*** I received a copy of this title from HarperCollins UK, Harper Impulse and NetGalley for an honest review***
Requesting this book was purely accidental, though the cover intrigued me, I usually do not want to read parts of a series. I found that my grandson had pushed the request button and well, as they say, the rest is history. Even though this was an unexpected read, I wanted to like everything about it. Unfortunately, it was not to be.
A Time of Reckoning is part of The Golden Key Legacy and should be read in order.
While there are series out there that incorporate a recap of the previous book(s), I did not feel this installment did that for the new reader. Instantly lost, I jumped aboard the Dregg and later my Harley and held on for a ride. What a ride it was. Though Faedrah and Rhys seemed to be a great couple, I couldn’t seem to build a relationship with either character. However, to give the benefit of the doubt, the indepth connection may very well have been there if I had read the first three installments.
The fantastical world of Austiere is one with magical beasts, where wizards and princess warriors thrive. Overall, the story is creative, interesting and full of characters I would love to get to know. I found Violet the character I loved the most. She was funny and tough. More than meets the eye. From the time in Austiere to present day, a golden key and a priceless airmoire, it made me wish for a time traveling piece of furniture of my own.
With entire words missing from sentences and nothing to indicate that this was an unedited ARC, I found that I was happy to see our heroine and hero receive their happy ending so that the story could be finished. It was an unusual, yet wonderful way to conclude the HEA. I liked it, yet I didn’t like it. What I hope is that if I had the entire chronicles I would be able to, not only connect with the Faedrah and Rhys, but all of the other wonderful characters as well.