Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.
With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best.
I have been struggling to figure out what I wanted to say about this book. I thought maybe if I finished the second book it might help. It didn't, so don't mind the crazy mesh of randomness that may follow.
So first, this book follows Luna, the lost princess of Relhok, as she begins a journey from hiding to freedom. You also meet Fowler who fled Relhok and doesn't really want a new travel companion. When Luna saves Fowler and the two kids traveling with him from dwellers things start happening fast.
The plot is an interesting one. It starts out really, really slow and I did struggle to get into it at first but once you really get into the story the pace picks up. The characters were unique and the plot was full of twists and turns. I enjoyed the authors writing style and truly look forward to reading more by her.