Publisher: DWA Media
Date of publication: July 30th, 2019
Genre: Romance, Time Travel, Science Fiction
Series: Song for a Lost Kingdom
Song for a Lost Kingdom—Book 1 (review here)
Song for a Lost Kingdom—Book 2
Music is not bound by time.
And Adeena Stuart is not bound by anything that will stop her from saving the man she’s fallen in love with, even though he’s been dead for almost three hundred years.
In Book II of the Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, her music provides the portal to to James Drummond who is fighting along side Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the 1746 Jacobite uprising. Though their cause is doomed, and James is destined to die shortly after the Battle of Culloden, Adeena’s determination never wavers.
Left behind in the present, Adeena’s friends and families are equally determined to return her to 2019.
Throughout it all, the music sweeps across those in both the past and present in this novel of history, fantasy, romance and science fiction.
Love never surrenders.
After three long days and even longer nights of frigid rain, James Drummond wondered if he would ever again know the feeling of being warm and dry.Song for a Lost Kingdom (Book 2) by Steve Moretti
After the cliffhanger ending of Song for a Lost Kingdom (Book 1), I was more than ready to read Song for a Lost Kingdom (Book 2). I had so many questions that stemmed from book one that I was hoping would be answered in book 2. I am happy to say that book 2 of Song for a Lost King answered all my questions. But more were raised that I hope to get answered in the next book.
Song for a Lost Kingdom takes place immediately after the events of book 1. Adeena had been brought out of her coma and is desperate to get back to the 18th century. Guilting Tara into allowing her to play the Duncan cello, Adeena is soon back in the 18th century with the love of her life, James. But living in the 18th century isn’t easy, and it is harder for a Jacobite. Meanwhile, back in present-day Ottawa, Adeena’s parents are trying to bring her back. Lang is also back, and he has plans. What will he do? Will Adeena stay in the 18th century? Or will she be brought back again?
Unlike book 1, music was not a focal point of book 2. Instead, the focal point was the events leading up to the Battle of Culloden. I enjoyed it. I liked seeing how 18th century Scotland life was.
I wasn’t a fan of Adeena when the book started. Despite everything that her parents and friends did to bring her back to the present, she wanted to go back to the 18th century. She guilted Tara into letting her play the Duncan cello to go back. I was so mad at her. But, her character grew as the book progressed. I was able to see a side of her that I didn’t see in book 1.
The storyline with Adeena’s parents broke my heart. The stress of caring for a sick child can crack even a stable relationship. The author captured that perfectly.
Let’s talk about Lang for a minute. Am I the only one who saw through his “goodness” for what it was? I wasn’t surprised when he resorted to blackmailing Walter to get what he wanted. I also wasn’t surprised when he did what he did.
The research of the book amazed me. The author stayed true to the historical events, which I liked.
The time travel angle of the book was interesting. But, what happened at the end of the book was something else. I wasn’t not expecting that to happen!!
The book ended on another cliffhanger. I wanted to bang my head off of something hard when I read that. Why did it have to end that way!!!! Two back to back cliffhangers are almost too much for me to handle. I need to read book three now!!
I would give Song for a Lost Kingdom (Book 2) an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
I would reread Song for a Lost Kingdom (Book 2). I would recommend it to family and friends.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**
Lori harris www.lorisbookshelfreads.wordpress.com