“Like deep dark water, it pulls them down. The faint fire of magic within them flickers and dies. Their eyes turn black as night. They are nightborn now.”
Hello and welcome to my stop on the Bookouture blog tour for Nightborn by Jessica Thorne.
About The Book
“Grace Marchant has been many things: streetwise orphan, rebellious servant, and now beloved companion of Prince Bastien, heir to the throne of Larelwynn. But their sunlit happiness is not destined to last. The golden magic which brought them together in purest passion is threatened by strange and ancient forces. Innocent people are becoming nightborn – cruel, deadly, unrecognisable to their loved ones – and these two young lovers are the only ones with power enough to stop it.
In times of peace, striking a deal with their closest enemy would be unthinkable, but now their only hope is to ally with the neighbouring Valenti royal family: manipulative, cunning, and always with an eye on the Larelwynn throne. The partnership comes at a devastating price… if Grace wants to defeat the nightborn, she must watch Bastien marry a Valenti princess.
Grace knows she must make this heart-wrenching sacrifice for the good of the whole kingdom – but she also fears the magic in her veins, usually so warm and bright, is turning cold as deepest midnight. A beguiling darkness whispers to her from within. Is Grace herself becoming nightborn?
Time is running out. With Bastien promised to another, and a stony distance growing between them, will Grace find the source of the nightborn curse before every last soul is consumed by the darkness?”
What I Thought
I’m so glad I finally got to read Nightborn after diving into Mageborn last year and getting swept up in the adventure, magic and romance, I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Nightborn is darker and even more broody, there are more dangers lurking deep in the dark but they’re ready to find their way out! And there are even more obstacles in Grace Marchants way, will she ever get the chance to be with her love? That would be too easy wouldn’t it! When you have a love as great as theirs and face terrors darker than the night, love is always going to hurt.
Nothing is ever easy, Grace, Bastien and their friends will have to fight hard but will it be enough? The Deep Dark grows stronger, the Little Goddess goes madder and the venomous Queen more wretched. This is such a rollercoaster but I sailed through it, even with all of the ups and downs and I’m really hoping there will be a Book 3 after this because I don’t think it has ended quite yet and I reckon there is still a bit more to tell.. exciting!
About The Author
Jessica Thorne saw Star Wars at an impressionable age and life was never the same. She’s loved fantasy, romance and science fiction ever since and spends her time looking for adventure – in the pages of her books.
Sometimes she is Ruth Frances Long and won the European Science Fiction Society Spirit of Dedication Award for Best Author of Children’s Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015.
Many thanks to Noelle from Bookouture for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.