Captives of the Curse by Deborah Grace White – Book Review, Preview

Posted April 30, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Best of the Year, Book Reviews /

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If you have not yet read Heir of the Curse, hurry and read that so you don’t have that experience spoiled. Captives of the Curse picks up where it leaves off and, while I’m going to be very careful about what I say here, I would hate to give away any surprises!

Captives of the Curse by Deborah Grace White – Book Review, Preview

Captives of the Curse

by Deborah Grace White

Series: Kyona Chronicles #2
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Published by Luminant Publications
Publication Date April 30, 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Main Character Ages: 15-18
Written for: High-School/Young Adult, Middle School


Jonan thought he was ready for anything—he was wrong

With the usurper defeated and Kyona’s throne secure, the responsible course would be to focus on stabilizing the kingdom.

But responsible has never been Jonan’s approach.

Bent on adventure and discovery, he sails for the South Lands, the heart of the slave trade that has plagued Kyona for centuries. But with an unforeseen magic at work, the plight of the enslaved Kyonans is much worse than he imagined.

Between the beautiful but heartless Lady Wrendal, the mysterious rebel leader Scar, and the tyrannical Overseer of Slaves, it will take more than boldness if Jonan is to survive long enough to overcome the curse keeping his countrymen captive. With the danger spreading even to Kyona, and Cal and Elnora more vulnerable than ever, Jonan might just have the fate of two kingdoms in his hands.

If you enjoy adventure, fantasy, mystery, and clean romance, discover the world of the Kyona Chronicles today. Captives of the Curse is the second of six installments in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Heir of the Curse, Captive's Return , Legacy of the Curse , Downfall of the Curse, Downfall’s Echo

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I loved both Jo and Cal in Heir of the Curse and was thrilled to know more of their story was yet to come.

Jo always had a desire for travel and adventure so he set off for the South Lands at his first opportunity. Even the warnings of the sailor on the ship he secured passage on didn’t deter him. Yet as he arrived in the capital city of Nohl, he found himself immediately embroiled in intrigue, rebellion, and danger! (Well, as he told Cal later, it took at least three hours before this happened!)

Oh my! I enjoyed this story so much! Jo went from being an intrepid and slightly reckless young man setting off on a lark and grew into a courageous, and – dare I call him – responsible hero.

Filled with secret identities, uprisings, danger, plots to overthrow kingdoms, hints of dragons, and romance, Captives of the Curse is a delightful continuation of The Kyona Chronicles.

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About Deborah Grace White

I’ve been a reader since I can remember, growing up on a wide range of books, from classic literature to light-hearted romps. The love of reading has traveled with me unchanged across multiple continents, and carried me from my own childhood all the way to having children of my own.

But if reading is like looking through a window into a magical and beautiful world, beginning to write my own stories was like discovering that I could open that window and climb right out into fantasyland.

I cannot believe how privileged I am to actually be living that childhood dream and publishing my own novels. I do so from my hometown of Adelaide, Australia, where I live with my husband and our two, soon to be three, little munchkins.

I’ve never outgrown my love of young adult stories, and my first series, The Kyona Chronicles, is a young adult fantasy series of four novels and two novellas.

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