Wicked Path (Daath Chronicles #2) by Eliza Tilton

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“Wicked Path” is the second book in the “Daath Chronicles” series by Eliza Tilton. My review of the first book “Broken Forest” can be found here.

I received this book free from Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for an honest review.

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We rejoin Avikar, Raven, Jericho, Jeslyn and others in the second book. Avikar is still living with Raven, Jericho and Anna. Avikar is cautious when he goes to town because he is an outsider and no one can know that he is from across the veil. But one girl knows and he becomes a little paranoid about it. One morning while he’s at the market picking up a sword he commissioned, Lucy attacks him. Lucy was in the first book and is Lucino’s sister. Lucino is the prince that had kidnapped Jeslyn and made her fall in love with him.

Meanwhile, Cael returns. Cael has been gone for five years and is Raven’s best friend. She gets so excited when she hears his laughter mingling with Jericho’s. It wasn’t until the next day, when Avikar is leaving that he learns that Cael is one of The Order’s priests. Cael promises to get Avikar out of Taartaniya and somewhere safe before Lucy can find him. Jericho wants Avikar to stay and fight there but Avikar doesn’t want to risk anyone he loves. Raven decides she’s going on the journey with him.

We learn that Jeslyn had returned home but then left and is staying with her grandfather. She needed time to heal and her parents and Derreck weren’t understanding of that. Her grandfather was and she finally found peace with him. Lucino is on her mind a lot but she is finally able to mostly forget about him and how their relationship was a lie.

Lucino is still alive but is biding his time. He has a friend make up a locating spell that will locate Jeslyn if she still has the locket he gave her, which she does. He is able to watch her and get a general location of where she is. The spell isn’t exact but is within a few miles of where she is.

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This book is awesome. All that I mentioned above is within the first couple of chapters! There is so much that goes on in this book. I like this book better than the first!

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Broken Forest (Daath Chronicles #1) by Eliza Tilton

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Calli and Jeslyn are down by the river one day. They know something is wrong and go to leave. But they are stopped by men blocking their path. Jeslyn grabs Calli and they start running. Jeslyn get Calli clear and yells at her to run before she is grabbed by one of the men. She puts up a fight before she is knocked out by one of the men.

Calli makes it back to the house and eventually gets out what had happened. Avikar and Derrick decide to go after her. Avikar is her older brother while Derrick is her boyfriend. They stock up on supplies and start on their journey. They come to a town where they meet up with some other men and they all join a group together that is on the same mission. One of the men’s daughters was kidnapped and he wanted his daughter back.

They all leave the town and start on their journey to find the missing women. The finally meet up with the caravan of wagons and a fight ensues. All the women are rescued, except Jeslyn. The captain of the guard grabs her and takes off to Daath with her. She is thrown into a cell and then Lucino, the prince/lord, takes her out of there. He portrays himself as being innocent in the whole thing but you can tell he’s acting, or is he?

Avikar, Derrick, Raven and Jericho (a captured guard who was with the caravan) work to free Jeslyn and return her to her family. But things get very complicated, extremely quickly.

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I enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and keeps you glued to the pages. The characters are well developed and it brings you into their world. You can envision everything happening as you are reading this book. I can’t wait to read the second book.