Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.
With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadowsis Sophie Jordan at her best.
The world outside Luna’s tower is full of dangerous things. There are creatures who feast on humans, and people who will do anything to survive. Luna is safe inside her tower, and she is incredibly lucky, but she wants to venture out into the world and escape the confines of her tower. Her time finally came when she heard a tortured human cry out in the forest.
Luna was naive and sheltered, so her wanting to explore what lies outside her safe tower didn’t completely piss me off. In fact, Luna was a character that I really liked. When she finally left her home to save herself, she didn’t complain about the long walks, the constant paranoia, and the drastic ways her life had changed. She kept moving and surviving.
Fowler was extremely guarded. He didn’t want to care for anyone ever again. He learned early on that caring for others just hurt you in the end. Despite all the walls he’s built, he couldn’t stop himself from falling in love with Luna.
The world they lived in was extremely terrifying. I don’t think I could survive a day in their world. I get scared easily, and I can’t run that fast. I’d probably die in an hour tops! I always felt anxious while reading the book. Anything could have happened to them at anytime. It made me so nervous. I do hope that the next book will tell us a lot more about Fowler and Luna’s world. A lot more history discussed and characters introduced would be nice.