A Play For Power
Princess Oria has one chance to keep her word and stop her brother’s reign of terror: She must become queen. All she has to do is marry first. And marry Lonen, the barbarian king who defeated her city bare weeks ago, who can never join her in a marriage of minds, who can never even touch her—no matter how badly she wants him to.
A Fragile Bond
To rule is to suffer, but Lonen never thought his marriage would become a torment. Still, he’s a resourceful man. He can play the brute conqueror for Oria’s faceless officials and bide his time with his wife. And as he coaxes secrets from Oria, he may yet change their fate…
An Impossible Demand
With deception layering on deception, Lonen and Oria must claim the throne and brazen out the doubters. Failure means death— for them and their people.
But success might mean an alliance powerful beyond imagining...
Release Date: August 27, 2016
Sorcerous Moons #2
Review copy provided by publisher
Oria’s Gambit is the 2nd book in the Sorcerous Moons series from Jeffe Kennedy. I really loved the world building that was established in the first book and that Oria’s Gambit picked up right where Lonen’s War ended.
With so much world building in Lonen’s War, we got to see more of the relationship develop between Oria and Lonen in Oria’s Gambit. You felt the chemistry between Oria and Lonen when they first met, but it was fun to watch their relationship grow and develop a bit more during Oria’s Gambit. Yes we still learned more about the world as Oria shared information about magic and how it works in her world. I loved the focus was more on Oria and Lonen as a couple. I felt like they had a solid plan to protect both their homes, and loved they seemed to be able to communicate without speaking at times.
I absolutely did not like Oria’s brother Yar and really found more reason to dislike him in Oria’s Gambit. He too is trying to secure the throne just as Oria and Lonen. Yar really is an awesome villain for the series. Yes he is Oria’s brother, but he seems as dark as she seems light.
Lonen’s War pulled me into the series and Oria’s Gambit has me hooked on the series. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to find out how Oria and Lonen will deal with their next challenge.