Book Review: The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain
Author: Bree Despain
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab TM (October 1, 2016)
Blurb: Daphne Raines knew it was risky to enter the underworld to save the love of her life, Haden, who had sacrificed his own honor as an Underlord for her sake. But she could never have predicted that she'd end up betrothed to Haden's conniving half-brother, Garrick, new King of the Underrealm—and bound to his dark world.
Even worse, Haden is banished to the mortal realm, and has just days to live as poison takes over his body and mind. Only Daphne's kiss can save him, but how can she escape Garrick and reach Haden in time? Surprises lurk around every corner in the final chapter of this epic romance story, as Haden and Daphne fight to fulfill their destinies.
Comment: First, I have to talk about the setting; great part of the story takes place in the Underrealm. I have to mention that the descriptiveness kept me stuck on the book.
The future of her friends, family, Haden, and the world is in Daphne´s hands—or voice. She must fight veiled enemies, but an unexpected help changes her fate when everything seems to be lost.
The book is full of surprises. You´ll know more about some characters. The Immortal Throne is a full packet action book with no lulls and unexpected twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages until the last chapter.
I like Daphne; the character evolves a lot and understands her real role in that complicated and strange world. She is a mature woman who knows what she wants—to save everybody at any cost. However, sometimes it seems that she makes reckless decision and it may cost her life and future with Haden.
I love and hate Haden. As always, he is a complex character, who has one thing in his mind—Daphne. He blames himself for Daphne being in the Underrealm and also makes some reckless decisions to save her. He almost spoils everything. Almost.
There´s a chapter that reminded me of Romeo and Juliet. Bree Despain added this idea to the story wisely and shortly.
I was anxious to read the last installment of Into de Dark. The book met my expectations.