Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
The second book in the Falconer trilogy is packed with surprises and suspense.
Aileana Kameron, the Falconer, disappeared through the portal that she was trying to close forever. Now she wakes up in the fae world, trapped and tortured by the evil Lonnrach. With the help of an unexpected ally, Aileana re-enters the human world, only to find everything irrevocably changed. Edinburgh has been destroyed, and the few human survivors are living in an uneasy truce with the fae, while both worlds are in danger of disappearing altogether. Aileana holds the key to saving both worlds, but in order to do so she must awaken her latent Falconer powers. And the price of doing that might be her life.
Rich with imaginative detail, action, fae lore, and romance, The Vanishing Throne is a thrilling sequel to The Falconer.
What an imagination some people have! And I’m so glad they are willing to share it with others! WOW! I just love this trilogy! I’m just sad I have to wait FOREVER for book three! Yes it’s that good!
I love this story, I love the characters, I love the idea, I love the fantasy behind it, I love the steampunk (is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery). Just…everything!
In The Falconer we are left with his horrible cliff-hanger and it’s a killer. This book it picks where the last left off.
Aileana is stuck in the faerie kingdom, at the mercy of Lonnarch. She is being tortured on a daily basis for information about a magical item hidden in the human world that can unite the Seelie and Unseelie kingdoms. Just as she’s about to lose hope, she finds herself rescued by Kiaran’s sister, Aithinne. Edinburgh, and the rest of the human world is destroyed and lying in ruins. Aileana blames herself for every death, everything destroyed, every injury, everything. But just as she begins to come to terms with her loss, she discovers what her role in this fight ultimately is. We get to discover more about The Falconer and their origins which was cool.
Aithinne is my new favorite character in this book. She is just brilliant and I loved her from the first introduction. I loved the history behind her and her whole role in this war we are engaged in.
Overall the story itself was steady and you’ll find yourself completely entranced with the story. The romance was great and I loved the feels during it all. I loved learning more about the history behind it all and each character. I loved seeing the progression of the humans after their world and life are destroyed.
We see more of characters we loved in the first book and you’ll be caught up in the whirlwind of emotions. This was a FABULOUS second book to this trilogy and I can’t wait for book 3 and more from this author.
Sexual Content: moderate