House of Curses (Royal Houses Book 3) by K. A. Linde
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde returns to the Royal Houses series with House of Curses: the story of Kerrigan Argon, a half-Fae, half-human as she seeks her place in an unforgiving world filled with magic, mayhem, and romance. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, and V.E. Schwab.
Against all odds, Kerrigan Argon passed her dragon training. She’s now an official member of the Society. Everything should be well. But somehow, nothing is.
Her dark prince, Fordham Ollivier, has disappeared in hopes to beak his curse.
An unwanted wedding looms in her future.
And the council election draws ever nearer. An election that she’s been unceremoniously nominated for.
If all of that wasn’t enough, the Red Masks, an anti-half Fae, anti-human terrorist organization, are gaining ground. All because they have a spy inside the mountain, inside the Society itself.
Someone is leading these monsters.
And Kerrigan is determined to stop them at all costs.
Publication Date 18/10/2022
This is the third book in the series, and the series definitely needs to be read in order. We do get a little background from the previous books, but it’s more to refresh the memory. And it doesn’t get too bogged down with the past books.
Kerrigan has made it!
Against all the odds stacked against her, she’s now a dragon rider. But not without loss and sacrifice made by Kerrigan, and just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, now she has to marry the enemy!
Her friends although loyal are few and far between. Ford is missing (her one true love left saying it was safer for her!)
The red masks are still a problem for Kerrigan (it’s an organisation filled with beings who hate half breeds) they are hooking followers and power, they are becoming a force to be reckoned with!
Kerrigan has grown in power, she’s a force to be feared, but her fears for her friends and Ford have her not tapping into her potential power.
Her marriage should have been a happy time, but she’s not marrying Ford! The council have decreed she marry an enemy! Something has to be done. Who can she turn to?
I’m really enjoying this book as it’s low on steam (just one dream moment) but filled to the brim with action.
The story is largely told by Kerrigan, but we get little snippets from the villains in this story and a few other characters in the book. I’m not a huge fan as it slows the book down, but in some cases it does lend to the story.
We have turns/twists and more betrayal for poor Kerrigan to deal with!
How will she survive the next battle?
We will have to wait a whole year for the next book to find out….
A highly recommended book/series.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty other novels. She grew up as a military brat and attended the University of Georgia where she obtained a Master’s in political science. She works full-time as an author and loves binge-watching Supernatural, Star Wars, traveling, and dance.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
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