“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.
At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.
Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.
As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.
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The love in this story
Is so good. I'm so glad for all the girly detail that makes me relate to the characters. And the max story is just all that I want it to be. Good job Kimberly.
It was alright. I wish the action was a bit more.... idk maybe more dramatic. Yeah it was- is- a pretty good book but I'd prefer if the actions weren't as repeated as I read them to be. Also, the main character- Charlie, was timid and kinda annoying to me. I don't know why. Maybe because I'm used to a main character who is skilled and courageous... I don't know but overall, good book.
Loved it!! Mad that the third one doesn't come out till next year, the end was a suprising cliffhanger!