Publication Date: December 1, 2014
eBook; ASIN: B00OHV6MFA
Series: Goddess Born
Genre: Historical/Paranormal/New Adult/Romance
Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats—and breaks—the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London’s most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way—even another goddess born.
But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?
With these doubts threatening her impending marriage and the very last of Brigid’s fire draining from her soul, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength—or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.
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I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Goddess Born (see my review here) and devoured this book. A Grave Inheritance picks up a few months after the end of the first book, making it seem like I never left Selah's world. Selah's betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan has returned to London, leaving Selah behind in the Colonies with one of his men, James. Henry must find a way out of his betrothal to the King's daughter, Amelia. When Selah finally arrives in London to join Henry, she leaves behind a mysterious attack by a large white dog in the Colonies. Selah wants nothing more than to marry Henry and return to her home so she can refuel her powers in Brigid's waters. However, as soon as Selah arrives in London, trouble begins following her around.
A Grave Inheritance was filled with action right from the start. I'm glad more of Selah's powers were explored as well as introducing more characters that are Goddess Born. It was interesting to hear more of the history of Brigid's people and the other gifts they possess. It was also quite a surprise to me to see how Kari wrapped these characters together so they would be in close contact with Selah and she didn't even know. It was an even greater surprise to see how they were connected to Selah. Selah faces troubles from both the natural and supernatural in this installment; even though the issues stemming from the supernatural were much more dangerous, Selah's interests lie deeper with solving her natural troubles first as these would stop her from marrying Henry. The love story that continued between Selah and Henry was sweet and devastatingly romantic. The ending of the book leaves off with a cliffhanger surrounding Selah's issues with the supernatural, so I can not wait to dig into the next book.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Kari Edgren is the author of the Goddess Born series. In 2010 and 2011 she was a semifinalist for the Amazon Break Through Novel Award. In 2013, she was a RWA Golden Heart finalist. Ms. Edgren enjoys writing both historical and contemporary fiction, so long as there’s a spark of paranormal. She resides on a mountain top in the Pacific Northwest where she spends a great deal of time dreaming about the sun and torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts.
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