Even defying death and the stars—no one can escape their destiny!
Rowan and Julian come back from their ordeal changed and reluctant to share their struggles—even with each other. As they strive to be the king and queen Vernanthia needs, they must grapple with their newfound powers, a new marriage, and the complications of falling madly in love with someone who’s practically a stranger. The path of true love was never smoothly paved—but this is a minefield.
Defying death takes a toll. Rowan and Julian never expected to survive, but now they are back from their ordeal changed in ways nobody could have imagined and reluctant to share their struggles—even with each other. Not that it matters anyway—personal trials have to take a backseat to duty. As they try to become the king and queen Vernanthia so desperately needs, they must grapple with their newfound powers, a new marriage and all the complications of falling madly in love with someone you barely know. The path of true love was never smoothly paved—but this is a minefield.
The epic love story of Rowan and Julian continues in this imaginative retelling of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet. If you think you know how this story ends—think again!
Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Other: This is the second installment in the magical retelling of Romeo and Juliet and deals with themes that were in the original, including suicide. There is a male / male relationship in the story that was not in the original tale and involves one of the characters coming to terms with his sexuality.