Title: The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #2)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Date of Publication: May 31, 2016
Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater’s Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.
Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.
When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.
First off this book has a different main character than book one did. It is now told in first person by Errin who we did not meet in book one but heard about from Lief who is her brother. I was disappointed at first and am still a little let down it wasn’t told by Twylla, but the book was still good.
Errin has to take care of her mother who she believes is affected by the full moon and still has no idea where her brother Lief is and almost everyone believes him to be dead. Her only real friend is Silas, and she really knows nothing about him exactly. The Sleeping Prince has awoken and has been on a rampage to take everything that he believes is his. Nothing stands in his way.
I really liked Errin and felt she was a strong character, and I loved Silas. I kept wanting to open him up like a book so I could expose all the secrets that surrounded him. When those secrets came to light I adored him even more.
From the end of book one nothing I expected went the way I thought it would which is good and bad, but mostly good because it was unexpected even though I wanted it to go my way. Even though this book is told in Errin’s point of view we do get to eventually meet up with Twylla, and almost anything I say is a spoiler so I will just keep my mouth shut.
A difference between this book and book one where there was definitely fantasy elements which was one of my favorite things about it. The Sleeping Prince is also a very very nasty individual and brought that perfect darkness to the book.
The beginning was great, the middle lagged a little bit, but the last hundred pages were fantastic and packed with amazement. When Errin meets up with The Sleeping Prince so much goes down and the betrayal is maddening. The cliffhanger actually gives me a lot of hope. It is still a cliffhanger though, but an excellent one! I am so excited for book three.
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