“In this bleak world, one spark of hope soon turns into an inferno. And just like a fireball, once this story is ignited, it just doesn’t stop.” — Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Navigating the Stars
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes the second book in the now complete Aunare Chronicles.
Broken, beaten-down, and plagued by nightmares, Amihanna di Aetes is surrounded by the Aunare race that makes up the other half of her heritage, but she feels alien amongst them.
Amihanna’s not sure which is worse: SpaceTech’s overt hatred of Aunare or the Aunare’s covert hatred of halfers.
She hears their whispers whenever she enters a room and sees her death reflected in their eyes. Amihanna doesn’t know who to trust anymore, but she hasn’t survived this long by ignoring the warning signs all around her, especially when her instincts are screaming that a familiar choice is coming: flee or fight.
Her parents assure her everything is okay, but with Amihanna’s sudden return, questions arise among the Aunare: who should be blamed for the start of a full-scale war with SpaceTech, how much danger will the war bring, and is Amihanna truly fit to be the next high queen?
Honestly, Amihanna wants to forget all the politics, her betrothal to the breathtakingly handsome crowned prince—Lorne ni Taure, and the possibility of being queen. Her needs are much more basic.
All she wants is a solid night’s sleep where she doesn’t wake up screaming with the phantom pain of her skin burning. All she needs is to live without fear of a mob tearing her away from her family. All she hopes for is a chance to dream of a future instead of constantly fighting for her right to live.
And yet, somehow, everything she does leads her back to Lorne. He always seems to know when she’s about to break under the pressures of her new life.
There’s no way Amihanna could face being the future High Queen of the Aunare, except that’s exactly what Lorne wants. His quiet patience is wearing Amihanna’s protective walls down, and she’s terrified of what will happen if they fall.
Binge the complete Aunare Chronicles series now!
Book 1: Off Planet
Book 2: Off Balance
Book 3: In Command
Book 4: On Mission
Book 5: On Destiny
“Action adventure, space drama, political schemes, and just the right hit of romance has this series turning into an absolute must-read.” – Pooled Ink
“I love everything about this series so far. The characters, the world, the storyline... I just can't get enough.” – Urban Fantasy Investigations
“I was totally hooked from the beginning until the very end! The world-building is such a complex one and I love it so much.” – Book Echo
Unputdownable and I loved every second!
This book was unputdownable. I was transported to the world of Amihanna and Lorne so easily. Aileen’s writing just pulled me in and gripped me tight. I just had to have one more chapter, had to find out what happened next.
Parts of this story made me laugh (Roan & Ami together always leads to a chuckle), parts made me swoon (the way Lorne looks at Ami, the way she just ‘reacts’ to his presence/voice, the more we get now that they are in the same location) and then there were the tears (the emotional aftermath of Ami’s traumatic experiences growing up and in Off Planet). This book took me on a rollercoaster of feelings and I loved every second of it.
Thank you Aileen so much for bringing this story to the world. I will probably read it several times this year before the next book comes out. And then an infinite number of times into the future.