Title: Dreams of the Dark Sky (The Legacy of the Heavens #2)
Author: Tina LaCount Myers
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Adult
Publisher: Night Shade Books
No. of pages: Paperback, 432
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Date Read: March 14, 2019
The war between men and immortals that raged across the frozen Northland of Davvieana has ended. For men, the balance of power between Believer and Brethern, between honoring the gods and honoring the sword, has shifted to favor priests over Hunters.
But it is the legacy of one man’s love for his son that shapes the lives of all who survived.
While Iran, the once-legendary immortal hunter, has saved his son’s life, he cannot save Marnej from the men who will make him a killer, nor can he save the immortal girl he’d promised to protect from the secret of her birth.
Raised by Irjan among the immortals, Dárja has been trained to fight by a man who once hunted her kind. Prisoner among the humans, she finds that her hatred for them is challenged by the chance to give Irjan what he has always wanted–his son Marnej returned to him.
Together, Marnej and Dárja, human and immortal, must find a way to trust one another if they are to live long enough to learn the truth behind the secrets and lies that have forged their lives.
Many thanks to the Fantastic Flying Book Club and Night Shade Books for having me on this tour and for sending me a copy to review!
Once finished with The Song of All I knew that I couldn’t wait to read book two. Dreams of the Dark Sky picks up right where Song finishes. Marnej and Dárja have been placed together in the Hunter camp and they must trust each other to survive. Marnej, having only ever known how to kill, and Dárja, having known the love Marnej’s father as her own, aren’t the most suitable pairing. But when their lives are at stake due to their heritage, they run. What happens next is a story that at its core is survival, the hope of redemption, love lost, and trust gained. Many characters create this story, and each part is just as wonderful as the last.
One of my favorite things about this book is the continuance of Marnej and Dárja’s story. In the first book, they were only ever “pitted” against each other. In this one, they survive by having to trust each other and get over their differences and prejudices against each other based on circumstances. I loved seeing Marnej interact with other Jápmemeahttun and Dárja having to get used to not having Irjan around. It was interesting to see both of them coming to terms with finally being in one another’s life.
Another one of my favorite things about this book was the influx of characters. Many characters we met in the first book, but there was a lot that were brand new. At times I didn’t quite understand why all of them were there as it was a lot to place, but again, Myers has created a story that flowed so effortlessly that everything blended well.
Dreams of the Dark Sky is one fantasy novel (and honestly part of a great series) that you don’t want to miss. It released in February and can be found in the links above. I loved getting more of this world that Myers has created. I can’t to hear what y’all thought!
Tina LeCount Myers is a writer, artist, independent historian, and surfer. Born in Mexico to expat-bohemian parents, she grew up on Southern California tennis courts with a prophecy hanging over her head; her parents hoped she’d one day be an author. The Song of All is her debut novel. To find out more visit http://www.tinalecountmyers.com.
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