The world knew him as Alexander the Great. Bela knew him as the man who stole her heart. Bela was never meant to rule. Bound to a city she calls home, she’s cursed by a goddess to live an empty existence. Looking to escape the inevitable doom that will fall upon the city, she meets the foreigner that will change it all. His presence will tear her loyalties apart. Now she only has one choice left. Betray her blood or her heart. Protected by the sun god himself, nothing can stand in Alexander’s way. Until that night when she stumbles into his life. Now, standing at the gates of Babylon, he will face the greatest challenge of his life. Achieve what he was born to be or follow his heart and lose it all.
4 out of 5 (very good)
The Cursed Kingdom is a historical fantasy romance that will sweep you back to the days of Persia and Babylon. Full of outstanding descriptions, this story brings Alexander the Great to life, along with Bela obviously! In a deal made with Ishtar, Bela is bound to Babylon. However, when an army comes a'knocking, Bela's brother makes a mistake. This sets off a series of events that will change their lives forever.
I read this book in one sitting! It was so easy to keep on reading, with a smooth and flowing pace, and fantastic descriptions of people and places. With sexual tension, intrigue, betrayal, there was certainly enough here to keep me involved and engrossed.
I certainly have no hesitation in recommending either this story, or the author! The only thing I would say, is I wish I knew what happened to one of the characters at the end. Still, that's me being greedy!
Brilliant story ~ excellently told ~ highly recommended.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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Multi award winning fictional writer, Maya Daniels shares her skillful and creative storytelling with readers from around the world. Semiramis is her first published trilogy. Marrying her investigative journalism skills with her knowledge and passion of the esoteric, she spins compelling stories of magic, truth, romance, and adventure. She lives with her magick sprinkled familiar, a cat named Odyssey, in Southern California. When not reading all about the arcane, eating chocolate, or writing her next novel, she is busy with her Reiki healing practice.