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The Shining Citadel

(The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles #2)

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In a dark world where magic is illegal and elves live as slaves, a desperate elf and her human companion seek aid from the mysterious sorcerer, Archos and his lady, the sorceress Dii’Athella. Hoping to unearth the secrets of the Shining Citadel, lost for centuries in the mists of magic and time, they begin a dangerous and arduous journey. Could these secrets change the ...more
Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published May 30th 2013
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N.N. Light
The saga of Erana continues in this enchanting book. The author has created a dark world that soars with striking detail. The reader is drawn quickly into the tale of the sisters and the moral question as to what would you do to save the life of someone you love? Would you betray even yourself?



As part of the Erana series this book stands alone as a solid read and also is an excellent part of the whole that carries the story forward. The exciting final battle brings some success and leaves, of
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Thaddeus White
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was the fantasy Book of the Month for November over at the Indie Book Club on Goodreads.

The story continues pretty much straight on from the first book (The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles). The cast is generally the same, but there are several major additions, most notably the elf Th’alia and a chap called Marden. We also get to meet the trolls for the first time. Unlike the usual reputation of trolls, those in this book are rather civilised (and attractive).

Lord Archos and his lady
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Kyra Halland
The Shining Citadel is the second book in The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles. This book centers around the search for a lost city that can help the elves rise from their current sorry state, and gives the backstory on how they fell from their former glory. Archos and Dii are back, along with Olek and Ozena, and are joined by Th'alia, a captive elf who is being forced to lead them into a trap so that the Witch Hunters can claim the riches of the lost Citadel for themselves and get rid of the ...more
Andrew Weston
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dii’s story continues with a search for a lost city that can help the elves regain their former glory. However, life is seldom that easy, for as we get reacquainted with our favorites from the first book – Dii, Archmage Archos, the Witch Hunter Marden – we see more from Th'alia, a captive elf forced by the Witch Hunters to lead our party into a trap so the treasures of the lost Citadel can be claimed for themselves. Of course, the Witch Hunters hope to get rid of Archos along the way too.
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Lori Myers
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alex surpassed the excellence of her book one with this one. We catch up with our two mages, thief/assassin/ and archer, aka Archos, Dii, Olek and Ozena. Toss in a soldier, Marden, an elf scholar, Th'alia, and our handsome troll, Talfor and you have the adventuring crew for this book. Dii continues to grow as a character, gaining more self confidence. We get to witness the adorably cute and deadly duo, (whom I gift with the combined name of Ozek) Olek and Ozena. Marden is Th'alia's witch hunter ...more
Endurer
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, fantasy
Whilst may be not quite as good as the first book it's close, I guess I liked more of the retribution for the wrongs done in the first book, yes things were dealt with but evil should be made to pay. But still highly enjoyable and a great read. Now unfortunately the wait for the next book

It still get 5 stars a great book
Victoria Zigler
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I said of the first book that, "If you're the kind of person who enjoys erotic dark fantasy, and doesn't shy away from graphic scenes, then you'll love this book!" I also said that "The plot is interesting and moves at a nice pace, the characters are well-rounded and have colourful personalities, and the description is both detailed and well-written." Well, both those comments are just as true for this book as they were for the first in the series.
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Not quite as good as the first one.
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British-born A. L. Butcher is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet, and a dreamer, a lover of science, natural history, history, and monkeys. Her prose has been described as ‘dark and gritty’ and her poetry as ‘evocative’. She writes with a sure and sometimes erotic sensibility of things that might have been, never were, but could be.
Alex is the author of the Light Beyond the Storm
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