Publication: September 27, 2022
Genre(s): young adult, fantasy, gothic, horror
Some oaths can never be broken…
The curse that haunted Lakesedge Estate has been broken, but at great cost. Violeta Graceling has sacrificed herself to end the Corruption. To escape death, Leta makes a desperate bargain with the Lord Under, one that sees her living at his side in the land of the dead.
But this world of souls and mist hides many secrets. And when Leta realizes she is still connected to Rowan by a tethering spell, she will risk everything— even her soul— to try and reach him.
Torn between power and love, life and death, Leta struggles to keep hold of her humanity as she falls further and further under the spell of the world Below… and the Lord Under.
I read the first book in this series, Lakesedge, last year while I was ill. I remember curling up in my favorite chair under a cozy blanket and being swept away into a gothic fantasy that held my attention cover-to-cover. This was one of the few books I’ve ever finished in one day. While I didn’t think the ending left a lot of room for a sequel, I’m anxious to find out how Clipstone continues the story. I loved the atmosphere and characters from the first one and I’m sure the second one will be just as enthralling.
About Lyndall Cliptstone
Lyndall Clipstone writes about monsters and the girls who like to kiss them. A former youth librarian who grew up running wild in the Barossa Ranges of South Australia, she currently lives in Adelaide, where she tends her own indoor secret garden. She has a Bachelors in Creative Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management.
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