Book Title: Empyrean Queen
Author: M.K. Hall
Release Date: May 23, 2021
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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The year 2020 may be over, but that doesn’t mean things have gotten any easier. With mixed feelings about no longer carrying the secret title of being the Empyreans’ Chosen, Val returns to her realm and her people only to find more danger lurking in the deepest, darkest shadows and threatening to destroy the Empyreal world.
Everywhere she turns, betrayal isn’t far behind, and with an ever-growing list of bad guys, trust is a precious commodity. Yet allies from unlikely places come forth as more mysteries about her life are brought to light. Val will be tested and forced to confront the truth of her past and the unknown future, all while attempting to save the soul of the man she loves.
With demons of all kinds on the loose, the looming threat of war with Purgatory, and Gabe’s eternal damnation hanging in the balance, will Val ever learn who she really is and where she came from? Will she ever be crowned Empyrean Queen, or will deeply buried secrets be her undoing?
Empyrean Queen is the final book in the Origins duology.
*Please note that this duology does contain consensual sex on the page.
*A note from the author: Though this book does not seek to make light of COVID-19 or trigger anyone with a personal experience with the virus, one of the settings is America in the year 2020, so COVID-19 is mentioned and acknowledged throughout the story.
Book Review: This book review will focus more on the second book, but I will give my thoughts about the first book. This will be spoiler free as best I can without giving anything away.
I just want to start off by saying that I really enjoyed this book, as well as the first one. This book did a great job at keeping me reading and turning the next page to see what would happen.
I thought the world created was interesting and did a great job at doing something different for the fantasy genre. It was also interesting to read about on the page with how people live, that there is a human world that watch over, and things like that.
The characters were great. I loved reading about them and wanted to know what would happen to them in the end. Val was a great female character. She was another character that I found was a strong female who wasn’t afraid to feel how she did and would do what she believed to be right. I also enjoyed the romance in the book and thought it was done well.
I also want to mention that the writing is really good. I could not put this book down with one of the reasons being the writing. The author did a great job and they really made their story come to life on the page.
The ending wraps up everything nicely.
My rating for this book is a 5 out of 5 stars.
If you enjoy fantasy, want a short series, and a a quick read with great characters, then this book is perfect for you. There is also a giveaway going on below, so scroll down and enter.
Have fun reading!!!
Five Favorite Things about Empyrean Queen:
1.) The world because it feels so new and interesting compared to the other fantasy stories that are out within that genre.
2.) The writing. The author makes her characters and scenes really pop off the page, making it easy to imagine in my head as I read the book
3.) The dialogue. In this book, including the first one, the dialogue did a great job of showing me more of the characters and it was enjoyable to read to imagine what the characters’ voices would sound like.
4.) I liked that this book and the first one didn’t shy away from what had happened in 2020 and having it be that it carried a weight. I love when books aren’t afraid to say that “yes, this happened” or “yes, this year was a very tough one”.
5.) Magical beings/creatures. I enjoyed reading this different twist of this because it brought something new.
MK is a fantasy/urban fantasy author who lives with her husband, kids, & furbabies in a small Midwestern town. She loves coffee and craft beer and has an unhealthy mug obsession. When she’s not writing, she loves going on camping adventures with her husband. Her favorite part is the journey and no trip is complete without visiting all of the micro breweries!
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Giveaway starts: Monday, May 24, 2021
Giveaway ends: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. CST
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