Review: Sting of Thorns

Sting of Thorns

Dark and Otherwordly #2

by Kristen Brand

Victory always has a cost.

The fight is over, and Leigh Morgan won. After spending months spying in Otherworld as a servant, she’s rescued the humans who were abducted by the Others and sent them safely home. She had to stay behind to destroy the gateway between worlds and keep them safe, but tough luck. She’s prepared to pay the price.

But she didn’t expect the curse that the queen of Otherworld lays on her: a thorny vine growing under Leigh’s skin that will kill her when it reaches her heart. The queen will lift the curse…if Leigh uses her connections in the human realm to locate a magical weapon lost hundreds of years ago.

To ensure she succeeds, the queen sends her son, Dredarion Rath, the cunning prince Leigh had to betray to save her people. With anger and hurt still fresh, they can barely stand to be in the same room together, much less cooperate on such a dangerous mission. But as Leigh’s friends risk everything to help her, she’ll have to find a way to reconcile with Dredarion before their quest gets her and everyone she cares about killed.



5 out of 5

Sting of Thorns is a thrilling and magical story. Leigh succeeded in her last mission, but the price was high. I loved being able to spend more time with Leigh and Dredarion, and exploring new corners of Otherworld. There’s definitely chemistry between them, despite how much Dredarion hates Leigh for her betrayal. (The heart wants what the heart wants after all). The deep characters, brilliant world-building, and danger to Leigh will have you turning pages until you reach the end, much sooner than you were prepared to. 



About the Author

Kristen Brand could have any superpower, she’d want telekinesis so she wouldn’t have to move from her computer to pour a new cup of tea. She spends far too much time on the internet, and when she’s not writing, she’s usually reading novels or comic books. She lives in Florida, the Sunshine State, and will someday go outside for long enough to actually get some sun.

To find out more about her work and read her free web fiction, visit her website you can also find her on Twitter