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“Glint” by Raven Kennedy Book Review

Book: Glint

Series: Book #2 of The Plated Prisoner

Author: Raven Kennedy

Format 479 pages, Kindle Edition

Published January 11, 2021 by Raven Kennedy

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“Glint” is a little different than “Gild“. I finally discovered the potential of the story and am pleased with the direction. The second book in the series is many times better than the first.

The second book, Glint, tells the story of the Seven Kingdoms from different points of view, but the focus is on the main character, Auren. The golden wielder of Midas is in the captivity of the fearsome army of the Fourth Kingdom and the fearsome commander Rip. Auren is desperate to return to her king and feel the safety of her cage, and it takes a while for her to really open her eyes to the truth. On her march to the Fifth Kingdom, Auren learns more about the army of the Fourth.

They aren’t the monsters she’s been told about, and Commander Rip isn’t as evil as she thought. Encouraged by her supposed enemies to step out of her role as a gilded prisoner and be herself, Auren finds herself at a crossroads. Her feelings are conflicted and the walls of her trust in Midas are cracking. Which side will she be on: that of the king who rescued and protected her, or that of the commander who reveals the true Auren to her?

Girl power

Auren finally lifted her head and looked up. This book is for all the girls who have ever felt trampled and oppressed. For all those who have been told it’s for their own good and have bowed their heads to hide their true selves. Yes, Auren has finally realized that a cage is still a cage. Her warped idea of gratitude to Midas and for getting her off the streets was starting to get holes in it. And I really hope the holes are big enough to sink the ship.

There was almost no romance

If you’re expecting big feels and romance, you’re not going to get it. A few things happen to spark interest and a love triangle forms, but that’s not the main thing. Rather, this book is about Auren’s development as a character. A big improvement in the development of the heroine’s character. After Gild, I didn’t think I’d ever continue the series, but now I’m intrigued enough to finish it.

There is a new male character on the horizon. Rip is the type of man that women just have to like. And with the revelations at the end of the book, the Commander has his permanent place in the story.

The appearance of King Ravinger at 1:15. That’s exactly the kind of music I envision as he heads for the keep of Ranhold Castle.

The rating I gave “Glint” is 5 stars. I found something in the plot that I missed in the first book. As original as the Midas myth sounds, it didn’t impress me. But there is a new story in this installment. A story worth unraveling to the end. If you’re wondering whether to continue the series, don’t. “Glint” won me over and I’m sure it’ll win you over too.

For ten years, I’ve lived in a gilded cage inside King Midas’s golden castle. But one night changed everything.

Now I’m here, a prisoner of Fourth Kingdom’s army, and I’m not sure if I’m going to make it out of this in one piece. They’re marching to battle, and I’m the bargaining chip that will either douse the fire or spark a war.

At the heart of my fear, my worry, there’s him—Commander Rip.

Known for his brutality on the battlefield, his viciousness is unsurpassed. But I know the truth about what he is.

Fae.

The betrayers. The murderers. The ones who nearly destroyed Orea, wiping out Seventh Kingdom in the process. Rip has power sizzling beneath this skin and glinting spikes down his spine. But his eyes—his eyes are the most compelling of all.

When he turns those black eyes on me, I feel captive for an entirely different reason.

I may be out of my cage, but I’m not free, not even close. In the game of kings and armies, I’m the gilded pawn. The question is, can I out maneuver them?

This is the captivating second book of The Plated Prisoner series. It’s an adult epic fantasy story blending romance, intrigue, and beautiful imagery. Return to the seductive story of magic inspired by the myth of King Midas, and get caught up in the world of Orea.

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Dora

Hello, my name is Todora, but now also known as Dochka or Docheto. I have two wonderful dragons at home (boys ages 5 and 7) that I am trying to raise in the love of books. I was quite a chatterbox as a kid when I had required reading in school, and now I am trying to make up for it. I love reading fantasy, sweet endings are not my "thing". I love it when there are struggles, intrigue, and surprises in a book that shake you to your core. If I fell into paranoia that all the characters were traitors, my rating would be 5 stars. In short, I love to read and if one day I find a way to make this my sole occupation and get paid for it :D, I will have stumbled into heaven.

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