In the second book in The Evermore Chronicles by Emily R. King, Everley Donovan plunges into the roiling waves of a strange new world to hunt a wicked prince who cheated time.
Everley Donovan’s mission: retrieve the hallowed sword of Avelyn stolen by the wicked Prince Killian, who slayed her family and left her for dead. Should she fail, the seven worlds will come to an end, as could time itself. And no one treasures time more than Everley, whose lifesaving clock heart cannot beat forever. She has set sail with a rogue crew for the otherworlds, where the key to dethroning the prince lies deep within the Land Under the Wave.
But passage through these unknown seas—where horrors lurk and pirates rove—proves a treacherous gamble. The Land Under the Wave was not made for humans, particularly one with a fragile clock heart. Here, Everley’s tragic past resurfaces unsolved questions. Here, too, the prince has hidden secrets more precious than pearls, secrets that could fracture the future forevermore. Everley must take back her sword and break free from this watery world before her time runs out… or so will everyone else’s.
I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked Into the Hourglass – the land under the sea was a fun one to venture to and removed some of the characters who were lagging a bit in the first book.
I did feel that in places things slot in too easily (one problem at a time etc) but honestly it’s good fun to read so it’s hard to begrudge that too much.
I really liked Everley coming a bit more into her own here, even if Markham (and Harlow) became more frustrating and a little two dimensional. And Laverick and Claret are just wonderful.
Overall, this easily gets 3.5 stars and I’m looking forward to the next instalment!
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