Hype Post – Kingdom Soul by Brittni Chenelle


**Disclaimer: I was given an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Please note, there are spoilers ahead for anyone who has not read the first book in the series, Kingdom Cold.**

Title Kingdom Soul (Kingdom Cold #2)

Author Brittni Chenelle

Description from Amazon

Besmium has been reduced to rubble, and sinister Camelot reigns supreme. Abandoned by Minseo, brother of the fallen king, widowed Charlotte’s path is perilous. New to life beyond her walls, she’s forced to face the winter and motherhood alone, while being hunted by a soldier whose life’s goal depends on her capture.

When whispers reach Minseo that Queen Charlotte survived, he decides to leave his drunken shame behind and seek his lost love. He knows finding her won’t be terribly difficult but protecting both her and daughter Morgana is a different errand—one requiring more than time’s power to heal.

Beyond the landscape of lies and treachery, Charlotte will need to navigate her feelings wisely. Can Minseo be trusted with the ultimate secret? Wherever young Morgana goes, a trail of ash is left behind, in consequence of something sought by sorcerers and mortal fiends…united, closing in.

Two fates present in seeking redemption: win her love or lose his soul. One must emerge. 

Initial Thoughts

I loved Kingdom Cold.  I thought the first book was so exciting and I loved the twist at the end.  I didn’t realize when I picked it up that it was a Camelot retelling and I loved that part of it.

The only thing I didn’t like was that Young died at the end.  Well… I kinda think he’s still alive.  It’s probably just wishful thinking, but I really want Young and Charlotte to have their happily ever after.

Notes on the Dust Jacket

I felt so terrible for Minseo in Kingdom Cold right up until the point where he basically said he loved Charlotte more than Young and Young didn’t deserve her.  Then I didn’t really care what happened to him.  Young proved himself to be the better person by dying to protect Charlotte and Morgana.  As much as I want them to be safe, I don’t want Minseo to end up with Charlotte (even if Young doesn’t end up being alive).

Minseo needs to find his own person, like Charlotte had Young.

Also, I want to see how all of these Camelot elements play out.  Morgan/Morgana is traditionally the villain who comes to take revenge on Arthur.  But in this story, it seems like Arthur and the Camelot empire is actually evil.  I think it’s a super interesting twist on a story that I’ve seen and read a lot about.  I can honestly say I have not encountered a version like this yet.

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