I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Legacy #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on February 28th, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Only I saw Narian for who he truly was: a young man with courage and an independent mind, and made to pay for what was outside his control. He couldn't help his past any more than he could help the way those intense, deep-blue eyes pierced me and held me captive.
An eighteen-year-old queen in love with the enemy as their countries pass the point of no return...
Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic-user known as the Overlord. Alera doesn't truly believe Narian will fight against Hytanica-until Cokyrian troops attack with Narian commanding the charge.
Faced with the greatest betrayal a heart can know, Alera must set aside personal feelings and lead her kingdom through its darkest time. And when all hope, will and courage seem lost, she must find strength and remember that even the blackest night must have a dawn....
Alera is now Queen with King Steldor by her side. Yet she still feels nothing in her heart for him. There’s much at stake now that he is king. A growing threat of Coykri soldiers lie in their midst and when someone is kidnapped, that is when the action and intrigue start to happen.
I felt a little winded reading Allegiance only because nothing exciting happened in the first 200 pages. I almost stopped reading all together but I dared to push on so I can find out what happened to Narian. Why he left in the first place was what I needed to know and was probably the reason I kept on reading.
As like the other book I was a tad disappointed as well. It wasn’t the greatest story ever told nor was it the worst. I almost wished Alera fell in love with her bodyguard instead. London is one hero I’d love to be stuck together with that’s for sure. I definitely will read book three just so I know the ending.