Series: The Embraced #2
Published by st. martin's on August 29th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fantasy & Magic, Humorous, Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Kim
Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knows nothing of her past, except that she is Embraced: born with powers that forced her into hiding. Everything changes when she learns she’s a princess, hidden away from her villainous half-brother who now rules the kingdom. But he knows about Brigitta, and he’ll do anything to get her back. Unless a certain roguish pirate has anything to say about it…
Rupert is both an infamous pirate and a sorcerer with the power to harness the wind. He’s been waiting nineteen years for revenge—and he needs Brigitta to get it. What begins as a kidnapping of the fiery beauty turns into a fierce attraction. But can he win the captive princess’s heart?
Following one’s destiny isn’t easy, especially not when there are evil kings, pirates and dragons in the way. SO I MARRIED A SORCERER is the second book in The Embraced series by Kerrelyn Sparks and it was just as much fun as the first. In a world where having magical powers is punishable by death, the Embraced, those born on the nights when the twin moons meet, are hunted and feared.
Both are hero and heroine are Embraced, but their gifts never felt overpowered. If anything, Rupert’s powers were so difficult to control that he was constantly in danger of exposing himself when his emotions get the better of him. When he hears what Brigitta’s brother wants to use her for, he nearly causes an indoor tornado.
There is a wonderful mix of propriety-based drama (“Rupert, we can’t be seen alone together, what will people think”) and adventure in caves and battles. In order to get his revenge on Brigitta’s brother, Rupert needs to compete in a cut-throat competition for her hand in marriage.
I’m once again impressed at how well the characters are developed in this series. I can’t think of a minor character who didn’t have a purpose, who didn’t either bring something to the story or served to show readers something about the main characters.
With a world that is getting bigger every book, with more intrigue both in and out of the royal courts, The Embraced is a great fantasy series with just enough romance to lighten the mood.Series Titles:
- For more books where magic users are persecuted, try Poison Study by Maria V Snyder and Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst.
- For more fantasy worlds with romantic twists, try The Edge Chronicles by Illiona Andrews or The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks.