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Ever since scruffy Sebastian Smith and Lady Thea Flamma were paired as Dragon Riders, their lives have been forever changed. The unlikely duo forged an unbreakable bond, but now with dark stirrings in the south their bond will be put to the ultimate test.
Seb discovers Lord Vincent has returned and he wants to unleash an ancient evil that will destroy the lives of everyone in the kingdom - The Darkening. In order to defend the realm against unspeakable foes, Seb, Thea, and their shared dragon, Kalax, set out on an arduous journey to find the sacred Dragon Stones - before their dark power ends up in the wrong hands.
But to conquer an old enemy, Thea must find a way to overcome her own inner demons, and Seb has to muster the courage to become the brave leader his kingdom needs...
©2016 Maxitech Media (P)2017 Maxitech Media
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By A Voracious Reader on 02-23-17

And it all comes tumbling down ...

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Ever since scruffy Sebastian Smith and Lady Thea Flamma were paired as Dragon Riders, their lives have been forever changed. The unlikely duo forged an unbreakable bond, but now with dark stirrings in the south their bond will be put to the ultimate test.

Seb discovers Lord Vincent has returned and he wants to unleash an ancient evil that will destroy the lives of everyone in the kingdom – The Darkening. In order to defend the realm against unspeakable foes, Seb, Thea, and their shared dragon, Kalax, set out on an arduous journey to find the sacred Dragon Stones – before their dark power ends up in the wrong hands.

But to conquer an old enemy, Thea must find a way to overcome her own inner demons, and Seb has to muster the courage to become the brave leader his kingdom needs . . .

MY TAKE
This was definitely a middle book in a trilogy. The new dragonriders are still finding their way in the hierarchy and could still lose the privilege of being dragonriders, all while dealing with things that happened in the first book.

And then things completely fall apart. I'm not going to spoil it, but their world literally turns to ashes around them. The book has resolution for its story arc, but there is definitely another book in the series.

I listened to the audiobook and, as always, Tiffany Williams did a fabulous job bringing the story to life.

4 1/2 stars

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By Trisha on 02-20-17

Better than the first!

In this second instalment of Return of the Darkening, our heros are no longer in training: they're riders. With the ability to leave the academy virtually anytime they like, they can get up to more trouble trying to discover the secrets of the Darkening and the Dragon stones.

This book starts right after the events of the first book. While I think it would be possible to pick up directly with this book and still be able to understand most things in the book, I would recommend picking up the first book in this series first. It is such a joy to listen to that I doubt you will regret doing that! While the book ends, I'm already wishing the 3rd book in the series was released on audio books already.

I started and finished the book in a day. I didn't want to put it down. The narrator definitely brought the story to life for me and wove magic into the authors amazing story.


This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

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