4 out of 5 Robots!
The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker
Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
Release Date: April 27, 2010Paperback: 321 pages
Publisher: Leisure Books
My Copy: Provided by Author
The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker picks up exactly where the previous installment concluded- with our daring members of The Guard finally finding peace in their seventh member- Persephone. The story was fascinating, beautifully entertaining and even better than the first! I suggest reading the first novel before beginning this one, you don't want to miss out.
This magical story propelled me into the emotional sacrifices Persephone and The Guard are forced to make so that their dearly fragile prophecy can continue to be protected. Now Percy finds herself with something she has never had- a family of wonderfully unique people who make her “special traits” seem not so unusual- The Guard. And after saving the Guard during a disastrously dangerous battle against Darkness, Percy finds herself starting a new life she never could have imagined possible. But the extraordinary life she has always dreamed of may not last quite as long as she would have liked. And unfortunately she finds herself wrapped up in yet another battle with Darkness. The fate of the mortal world rests on her ability to travel to the Whisper World and face Darkness herself. Can she conquer death for good this time, or will Darkness take The Guard and Persephone once and for all?
I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I was concerned that the “magic” would fade but it was just as fascinating in the second novel as it was in the first. One thing that I absolutely adored was that the plot took me to more personal places with The Guard. I felt like I could connect better with them because the story told more about their past and individual lives. Hieber writes with such beautiful detail and the romantic subplots are enough to keep the story sensitive without taking away from the terrific battles. Now I am extremely excited to get my hands on the third installment of Percy Parker - I highly recommend this series for those that love historical romance, the paranormal and steampunk!
Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
2. The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker
3. The Perilous Prophecy of Guard And Goddess (TBA)