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Thursday, February 12, 2015

No world will be safe - Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2) by Chloe Jacobs

"The Mylena Chronicles is a fantastic series! Book two was definitely worth the wait. It has nonstop action and edge of your seat excitement to keep you turning pages. You most definitely won’t want to put this book down. The emotional aspect was very realistic as Greta wondered what became of Wyatt and the boys, also her worry about whether or not she could keep the dark magick at bay. This was an amazing book and teaches that it is possible for true love to conquer all." - Goodreads


Once upon a dark time…

Greta the human bounty hunter never quite fit into the shadowed, icy world of Mylena. Yet she's managed to defeat the demon Agramon and win the love of the darkly intense Goblin King, Isaac. Now Isaac wants her to rule by his side—a human queen. And the very announcement is enough to incite rebellion…

To make matters worse, defeating Agramon left Greta tainted with a dark magick. Its unclean power threatens to destroy her and everything she loves. With the Goblin King's life and the very peace of Mylena at stake, Greta must find a cure and fast.

Her only hope lies with the strange, elusive faeries in the Glass Kingdom…if she can get there before the evil within her destroys everything.

While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse.

To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape.

But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back...

5 Mylean Creatures You Don’t Want to Mess With

1) Gnomes – Greta has taken on her fair share of gnomes. They partnered with the demon, Agramon, who tried to use her in his devastating plan to open a doorway to other world so he could basically terrorize the entire universe. The gnomes of Mylena are like wasps, one or two are annoying, but a whole “hive” of them can be really dangerous. 

2) Faeries – The faeries are dangerous because they’re a mysterious unknown. The only one of their kind Greta had ever met before was a maniac ice warrior who tried to murder her. Now, after decades of hiding away from the rest of Mylena, the faeries have shown themselves…but their magick powers and veiled agenda is putting everyone on edge. 
And in Greta and the Glass Kingdom, Greta is faced with a whole new level of evil...

3) Bjer - Bjers are what might happen if an ogre and a troll got together and produced the biggest, baddest...ugliest creature ever to walk the earth. They are super territorial, and just be glad they haven't decided to lay claim to YOUR house! 

4) Blood Wraiths - Wraiths are Faeries who have lost their magick. Without it they become husks of their former selves, barely alive. Amorphous and insubstantial, they wander Mylena looking to replenish what they’ve lost. Even so, they’re mostly harmless unless they happen to gather. Then they could sometimes manifest enough energy to hold you down and feed. THAT means trouble, because wraiths with a taste for blood are a whole n’other problem.

5) Harpies – Oh, don't forget the Harpies... In the dark harpies are practically invisible. You wouldn’t even know they were stalking you until they were already on top of you. With midnight feathers, black hair, and charcoal skin, the only parts of them to catch the moonlight are the shimmering undersides of their wings and the glow of their yellow eyes. Here’s an excerpt from Greta and the Glass Kingdom to illustrate exactly what they’re all about…

She squinted, but there was nothing—
The dark couldn’t quite hide what the night had brought along with it. Something had swept down from above. Someone screamed and they ducked en masse. When the darkness echoed the cry almost exactly, Greta swore. “Crap. Harpies!”

About the author:
Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she'd at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.

1 comment:

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh I read and loved the first book. Really enjoyed the world created by Chloe here. I look forward to reading the next story as well. :) Thank you!