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"You want to make your life easier? Then be the caged bird that you are and sing." For ten years, I've lived in a gilded cage inside King Midas's golden castle. But one night changed everything. Now I'm here, a prisoner of Fourth Kingdom's army, and I'm not sure if I'm going to make it out of this in one piece. They're marching to battle, and I'm the bargaining chip that will either douse the fire or spark a war. At the heart of my fear, my worry, there's him--Commander Rip. Known for his brutality on the battlefield, his viciousness is unsurpassed. But I know the truth about what he is. Fae. The betrayers. The murderers. The ones who nearly destroyed Orea, wiping out Seventh Kingdom in the process. Rip has power sizzling beneath this skin and glinting spikes down his spine. But his eyes--his eyes are the most compelling of all. When he turns those black eyes on me, I feel captive for an entirely different reason. I may be out of my cage, but I'm not free, not even close. In the game of kings and armies, I'm the gilded pawn. The question is, can I out maneuver them? This is the captivating second book of The Plated Prisoner series. It's an adult epic fantasy story blending romance, intrigue, and beautiful imagery. Return to the seductive story of magic inspired by the myth of King Midas, and get caught up in the world of Orea. Please note: There is explicit language and romance in this book, not suitable for those under the age of 18.
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"Ok, this one is better than the last, although I predicted everything that was going to happen before it did (the major storyline parts). It just all seemed so obvious to me. Was the author trying to do that intentionally or is it just me being really perceptive? I prefer not being able to guess what’s gonna happen. Yet, I keep reading because I want to know if it actually happens as I predict. The story has gotten a bit more intriguing so I rate it a 3.5. "
"This was probably my favorite of the 3 in the series so far. Good world building and funny comradery. Highly enjoyed the new characters. Still though no backstories to be seen, so hard to relate to anyone. Still I laughed at all their antics. Again I felt like I've read these characters before they just in a different skin. Too many Acotar similarities for me especially with the *clears throat* inner circle.<br/><br/>Also I'm still struggling with Auren's lazy attitude but she is trying even though she's slow as molasses so I'll give her a C+ for effort. And I'll still keep complaining about this until I have finished the seires but the Long-winded and often repeated inner thoughts have got to be cut in half. Honestly you can skip over so much of Auren's ramblings and not miss a thing.<br/><br/>The author starts throwing in more points of views here and at first I was a little aggravated at the Queen's but I started to enjoy it later on. There were also some very obvious plot twist here that I new from book 1 so a little disappointing. Again this book as some unique qualities but they are being covered up by the shallow character analysis and character ramblings."
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Glint made up for what the first book was lacking - we get to see more of Auren developing her character and learn more about her backstory and the world. Absolutely amazing, I devoured this book in almost a day! If you read Gild and felt like you needed more as far as the plot and writing, then please try the second book and see how you feel. Expect fruitful action, plot thickening, and a chef’s kiss menu of characters that add their own spice to the mixture. Keg would be proud of the story Raven Kennedy cooked up! Immensely excited for the next one!"
"If you are looking for spice like me, you'll have to keep reading to book 3. The slow build for romance continues in this book, and it's much more satisfying than Gild. The hints draw you in and leave traces that you know will come back later. The character building and unravelling are the centre stage here, and it was worth the read ! Endure book 1 if you must, I'd read a synopsis and start at Glint if I were to do it again, but this is where the series really starts to get good."