The Dead Shall Live
At midnight on Samhain, the dead shall roam.
The Dead Shall Live begins the moment the award-winning dark YA fantasy, This Crumbling Pageant, ends—with two kings but only one throne. Persephone Fury’s Dark powers are finally under control but at a horrific price, and she is married to a ...more
Of course, I hardly know how to write this review without spoilers because the dead who lived is not really the dead I expected to live, but know that that person is living, I see where the clues led. I mean, before that dead person actually drew breath, I had it figured out, but throughout the reading, I didn ...more
This book is described as the second in a series. Actually its the second part of a full book. In this case you need to read the first book. That being said, I highly recommend the(se) book(s).
Ms Burroughs has created an incredibly in depth fantasy world where the Ordinaries and the Magic live together, but the Magic are unknown to the others. The H and h are Magic, in more ways than one. They are on a quest to save their kind, and reluctantly ...more
Wow! This book is amazing. It is the second in the series of The Fury Triad and I think it is even better than the first. This book starts off with a bang. It is simply a continuation of This Crumbling Pageant, but it doesn't let up through the entire story. I was totally immersed in this story and couldn't put it down. The story is set in Ireland, but the world building and descriptions are wonderfully done. The characters are fantast ...more
This book picks up where book one left of. The book continues to have great story and character development. Persephone continues to explore her powers and how they intertwine with Vespasian.
It was great to see Persephone grow and mature as the story progresses. I found myself liking her and many of the decisions she had to make. I also like her and Vespasian as a couple, a ...more
I downloaded the first in this series, The Crumbling Pageant, months ago but never got around to reading it. I'm so glad that i finally did,I'm in love! Patricia creates a world with characters in our that draw you in and you never want to leave. Her stories kept me up until 3am, only going to bed because i literally couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.
The Dead Shall Live was just as good as the first in this triad. The worst part about it is that the third is not out for me ...more
This is a staggering novel that kept me up late every single night until I finished reading - a masterful blending of fantasy, mystery, and romance. And if you're a sucker for romance like I am, you will not be disappointed.
I am putty in the hands of an author who can portray a protagonist whose journey checks off all my boxes. Give me a man from a family cursed with poverty that brings about neglect of all his needs, emotional as well as physical. Let him have ...more
It continued with the lovely evocative language of the first book, with its own fair share of twists that I didn’t see coming, but it’s a very different book. The reason I couldn’t give it 5 stars is that Persephone never gets a break from beginning to end, and just has to slog on trying to achieve her goal against all odds. Even though it’s a terrific story, I felt exhausted reading it! I guess that’s ...more
I have very mixed feelings about this story. I can't imagine Persephone ever really loving Vesparian, so I feel this relationship is just miserable. I hate it that she's not with Robin, and despite what Persephone thinks, she doesn't need Vesparian to validate her as a person, nor does it mean she has to be with him because he has the same magic, which I'm st ...more
Persephone is a great character. A perfect Fathers Daughter who lives by the fathers rules. Even in rebellion. She so honorable she chooses guilt and suffering over forgiveness. Very patriarchal.
I feel sorry that Vesp must constantly put her down. Yes it comes from his own hurt, but it’s painful when you know what’s causing it and the character stays so blind.
This abuse builds her strength but her underworld suffering is hurtful to me as a reader. She touches on all the pain ...more
For she was the cursed daughter, with the burden of Death upon her soul.
And surging inside her like life itself
Persephone finally learned to embrace her Dark powers, but that lesson had a terrible price. But still, there is no time for her to rest. A mysterious prophecy sends her on a quest to Ireland. Before all of this is over she will have to decide how much is she willing to give up to Darkness. And the answer might be everything
Burroughs' writing style is one of the