House Of Darakai: The Haidren Legacy Book 2

House Of Darakai

The Haidren Legacy Book 2

By K.L. Koralich

624 Pages

‎Rogue Kite Publishing

Hardcover ~ Paperback ~ Kindle

House of Darakai is the second installment in the epic fantasy series, The Haidren Legacy. An immersive adventure loaded with dark politics, sharp objects, and bickering characters, this treacherous saga packs a legendary punch for adult and NA readers alike. Thrilling fans of Brandon Sanderson, George R.R. Martin, and Sabaa Tahir, this savage sequel is out for blood.

BEHIND THE MASK OF WAR AND VALOR, BETRAYAL REIGNS WHERE IT BLEEDS…

Orynthia’s young king grievously takes his throne in the wake of regicide. From the city’s underbelly, unrest brews for the cross-caste convicted, while the haidrens hastily depart Bastiion to embark on the coronation tour for the realm’s new sovereign: Dmitri Korbin Thoarne.

Now the seated haidren for his House, Zaethan Kasim returns to the brutal mountains of his youth, where competition and conquest eagerly await his homecoming, unlike his dismissive father. There, Zaethan swiftly uncovers a Darakai radically changing. Committed to doing whatever it takes to protect Dmitri’s regime, he fights to remain alpha zà as Wekesa-his favored rival-prepares his challenge. To ensure he is named champion, Zaethan presents another deal to the highlander witch he despises. Yet in balancing fealty to both king and countrymen, Zaethan begins to doubt Darakai’s loyalties, as well as his own.

Luscia Darragh Tiergan is no stranger to the brutality of the south. However, after a harrowing attack, it is the shadows lurking behind it that slashes her dreams into a waking nightmare. Plagued by whispering omens, Luscia wrestles to silence her uncontrolled Sight. And as she is stalked out of Bastiion from within the Other, she must conceal the volatile manifestations from her Boreali guard but, most especially, the Darakaian haidren Luscia’s sworn to help.

Hosted by the House of War, the Quadren confronts an enemy more dangerous than the last. For where treachery stirs, it is not the crown that reigns, but the bloodshed encircling it.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Intense, heart pounding, nail biting, edge of your seat brilliance! This sequel went above and beyond all my expectations – the first book was great and House of Darakai raised the bar. I’m not even sure how many books this series has planned but I’m hoping to have much more time with these characters.

The diversity of the characters is amazing – so many unique people and personalities. Luscia and Zaethan are two of my favorites – and the story is mostly told from their POV’s. However, there’s another mystery character that also shares his POV, hiding in the shadows watching everything. There are so many other characters I could talk about that add so much to the story. There are also some really cool animals, the Lycan a wolx (wolf/fox hybrid) that’s massive and very protective of Luscia. Then there’s the Pilarese Hawk a messenger bird that travels with the mystery figure – the bird is not afraid to get his talons or beak dirty.

House of Darakai had so many plot twists that I never seen coming, leaving me speechless. A couple things I thought might be happening came to fruition, and others I thought would happen definitely didn’t. Koralich knows how to draw and keep the suspense going, drawing the reader in and keeping them close. I personally cannot wait to see how everything ties together. It’s one of those series where after you finally know everything you want to go back and re-read to see if you view the story differently knowing how everything comes together.

I’m hoping the next book comes out ASAP. This is a series that you need to pick up – if not you’re doing a disservice to yourself and definitely missing out!

About The Author

Throughout her life, K.L. Kolarich never expected to become a New-Adult epic fantasy author, nor one based out of Nashville, TN. But growing up in Metro Detroit, Kolarich developed a deep love for eclectic variety as well as the underappreciated. Both themes readily present throughout her series, The Haidren Legacy. An individual plagued by sarcasm, conviction, and an ever-present distraction of fable and lore, K.L. Kolarich dreams in the day and writes through the night. Often hearing her characters argue in the background, Kolarich stifles the daily temptation to abandon reality and lose herself in the realm of Orynthia. When fully present in the real world rather than another, Kolarich explores local waterfalls, habitually frequents the same Thai restaurant, adds to her ever-growing spice collection, and maintains a thoroughly messy kitchen for the sake of colorful vegan feasts. With too many cats and not nearly enough wine, Kolarich resides in the woods away from the noise, happily married.

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Huge thanks to K.L. Koralich and the team at The Haidren Legacy for my gifted copy! To grab one for yourself click the link below!

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