Title: Submerged (Dance of the Elements #2)

Author: A.M. Deese

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Submerged-Dance-Elements-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07T619DJG/

Summary

A WARRIOR PRINCESS.

A DOPPLEGÄNGER.

CHAOTIC SEAS AND ANCIENT SECRETS.

“Jura pictured her friend’s beautiful face.”

Jura and Tylak have successfully infiltrated the nation of Kitoi in search of answers but come upon a web of lies that will unravel the world as they know it. With the Tri-Alliance shattered and puppets controlling the Republic of the Sand Sea, they must find a way to save their nation before all perish.

“Tylak reached for her hand, interlacing her fingers with his own.”

Together, Jura and Tylak set out to free Amira from the clutches of a ruler gone mad. Jura hopes to meet the Sea King in a desperate attempt to stop the impending war. Instead, she meets his daughter Coralyn, a powerful princess with plans of her own.

With the drums of war beating faster, and secrets surfacing all around her, Jura and her allies must stop the Queen of Shadows before the Sand Sea is submerged in chaos.

My Review

5/5 Stars

As with the first book, I loved Jura. Even when the story took a turn for the worst, she kept her head up, powering through everything that was thrown at her. When she learned that the tri-alliance was shattered, she didn’t give up, instead creating new plans to move forward and save the people that she loves.

I also loved Kay’s character arc, and I really felt for her when she lost her favorite mentor Kindle. I can’t wait to see what future books have in store for her. All around, I loved that every chapter gave us a new perspective. Whether it was from the Sea King’s daughter, Coralyn, or Amira locked in her new prison, we got to see the stakes being raised from just about every angle possible.

This series is wonderful because it has everything a great fantasy needs. There is plenty of romance despite the tension and there are moments of real heartfelt friendship as well. I’m excited to see where the author takes these characters next.