Series: Gilded #2
Author: Marissa Meyer
Be still now, and I will tell you a tale.
Adalheid Castle is in chaos.
Following a shocking turn of events, Serilda finds herself ensnared in a deadly game of make-believe with the Erlking, who is determined to propel her deeper into the castle’s lies. Meanwhile, Serilda is determined to work with Gild to help him solve the mystery of his forgotten name and past.
But soon it becomes clear that the Erlking doesn’t only want to use Serilda to bring back his one true love. He also seeks vengeance against the seven gods who have long trapped the Dark Ones behind the veil. If the Erlking succeeds, it could change the mortal realm forever.
Can Serilda find a way to use her storytelling gifts for good—once and for all? And can Serilda and Gild break the spells that tether their spirits to the castle before the Endless Moon finds them truly cursed?
I was so happy to get this as I absolutely loved Gilded.
So we’re back in Adalheid with Serilda, Gild, The Erlking and the 5 ghost children and Serilda is to be a bride!
However all Serilda wants is to get herself, Gild and the kids free from their curses but the Erlking is planning something much bigger!!!
The world imagined here was rich, haunting but beautiful, the plot was detailed and interesting and kept me hooked (although maybe a bit too strung out in places) and side characters had their own energy and were written so well but Serilda and Gild………oh how I loved them, they made my heart ache!
But Gild stole the show for me again! I mean….
‘Are you sure that’s me? said Gild, I look like a pompous asshat.’
I couldn’t not mention the Erlking! I actually liked him in parts and I thought we were in for a love triangle first of all!!!
The second half of the book was defo darker (and I’m here for that!) and the ending was explosive and totally emotional!
Overall a great conclusion with drama and tension that had me on the edge of my seat!