The Vanishing Throne
The battle is over. Edinburgh stands in ruins. Only Alieana Kameron, former heiress and debutante, now murderess and fae-slayer, remains amid the destruction.
Humanity has moved on - but the war has only just begun.
“Death is her burden. Wherever she goes, it follows. I'm the girl whose gift is chaos.”
Edinburgh is gone.
The fae left nothing but blood and ashes because Aileana did not stop them. Because she failed. Now she is trapped and tortured by Lonnrach, losing pieces of herself as days, weeks, months pass by. When she finally escapes with the help of Kiaran's sister, she realizes that the war is far from over. Lonnrach is searching for the most powerful ...more
The Squire by Eve Ventrue
Some of the scenes in The Vanishing Throne have been in my mind since I first conceived of The ...more
i hate this book more than i hate myself, literally burn book I HATE YOU SO MUCH DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE
i hate everythingin this world *SCREAMS REALLY LOUD FOR TEN HOURS STRAIGHT*
In this book we learn the origins of most of the characters as well as the fae race themselves. ...more
dude I like faeries. I like them a lot.
Although these continue to be a different sort of faeries to the ones I usually read (with Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, and Margaret Rogerson). I like it, but I ...more
A Vanishing Throne picks up a few months after the aforementioned abrupt ending of The Falconer. For those who have read it, you know that Aileana failed to close the ...more
oh no no no
didn't sign up for that
didn't need it in my life
but i'd re-read it
and most likely complain again
legit gonna be a repetitive cycle: read, cry, complain.
but my heart felt like it was shredded into tiny little smol pieces by a Tasmanian Devil
someone call the hospital because i require medical assistance
i swear "feels" should be an official disease
hi, my name is tweebs, and I've been diagnosed with feels since i was a child
symptoms are : screaming, ...more
You know when you're so deep in a story that you can feel all the things the character feels, and when she's fighting and strong, you feel like you can take on the world too? It's impossible not to fall into this story and feel all the things.
I loved THE FALCONER, but its sequel is even more amazing. It has everything that I could possibly want in a story - romance, adventure, a high-stakes plot fraught with danger, fantasy, did I mention the romance? And now I'm left ...more
You know what really upsets me? When only the first book in the series is an audio-book and you can’t even get a physical copy because all the libraries around you only have the digital copy. Like, what type of BS is that?
The audio-book for the first one was so incredibly great that I was so pumped to get back into this world but then there was no audio-book. That’s called trickery and I’m not happy about it.
Ugh. I’m never going to get over this. I’m moving on.
So the reason my ...more
Okay, let's see if I can function enough to write a semi coherent review. (Minor spoilers, big ones are marked.)
Basically this picks up immediately after the brutal cliffhanger of book 1. The beginning had a super strong start - but after that, the plot seemed to suffer from the ever-famous middle book syndrome. I didn't expect to give this more than 3 stars - which totally sucked because I ...more
Actual rating: 4.5
Before I start I need to warm you that this review will consist of sheer naked feels. I just finished reading and don't think I will be able to compose coherent thoughts any time soon. So brace yourself for my fan-girling or don't brace yourself and leave this page and shut the door behind you. Your chose.
This book.... it carved my heart from my chest and took it to distant land called Sìth-bhrùth (shee-brooth). There, my heart will travel from The Seelie Court to The...more
Uhm. I don't know what to think. On one hand this was much better than book one, especially plot wise, on the other hand I don't think that May has really evolved has a writer, because The Vanishing Throne has the same flaws The Falconer had.
> There's no ending. It's one thing to write a cliffhanger, but ending the book like your computer suddenly broke down the last day of your deadline is another matter. Rushed endings are not the best thing ever, but rushed cliffhangers are an absolute ...more
I have a question: what am I supposed to do with my life now?
With love (just kidding, I'm hating you with a passion right now, WHAT KIND OF ENDING IS THAT),
9 out of 10
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Genre: historical-fantasy, steampunk, YA
Stuff: Fae, apocalypse, war with humans
Fail: first 30%, I think, were a bit slow
WOW: Fae-history, emotional part, action
"I've been waiting for more than three years," he murmurs.
"For what?" What's he doing?
"For the girl whose gift is chaos... Death is her burden. Wherever she goes, it follows. They say she can either save the world or end it."
I was so sure I'd hate the post-apocalyptic twist The Vanishing Throne dives down, but I didn't.
Refresher course for those who don't remember the end of The Falconer: Aileana failed to prevent the faery prison from breaking, all hell breaks loose, and in the ...more
Cliffhanger number 2. Is the author trying to kill me or what??
P.S. This was so much better than book one!
"Why did you choose me?"
"Because you challenge me," he tells me. And then we're not dancing anymore. We're standing pressed together, our hands entwined. "I chose you because you're my equal."
ELIZABETH, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SURVIVE ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE FINAL BOOK?!?!? DAMNED CLIFFHANGER!!
All right, I try to calm down but it's too hard... if I thought about the end... aaaaaargh!! *swearsinternally*
What I was saying? Ah yes... this ...more
I love this cast of characters. Aileana is even more of a BAMF and Kiaran is broody and Derrick is delightful. I am mildly afraid of them, but still want to be friends.
The story in this book takes off from the beginning and doesn't let go. It's filled with twists and turns and swoons and laughs and heartbreak. Oh, and one crazy ending.
I've never been so excited to have the last book.
**Huge thanks to Chronicle Books and Edelweiss for providing the arc free of charge**
His lips trail down the curve of my neck.
“ Every day I wonder when your human life will end, and it scares the hell out of me. “
His words are hot on my skin.
“ You make me wish I didn’t have forever. “
NOPE. I’M NOT CRYING. YOU ARE.
When I found out The Vanishing Throne was up on NetGalley, I was ready to scream in the middle of a lecture. When I got the email that I'd been approved, I honestly could not concentrate. Even with me having an essay and presentation due asap, I started this book as soon as I downloaded it on my iPad.
The Vanishing Throne starts immediately after the awful cliffhanger of The Falconer. Aileana is ...more
Let me just tell you that this second book was well worth the two years it took to arrive in my hands!
If you read The Falconer, you know how it ended… ...more
This story is darker than the first. The trapped fae have been unleashed on the world, destroying all that remains.
Aileana has faced extensive torture, at Lonnrach’s hands, only to be saved by someone that can truly understand her broken mind. Someone that has played a pivotal role from the start but we are just getting to meet.
Aileana must reach deep inside herself to discover a way to save both ...more
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May
Book Two of The Falconer trilogy
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Rating: 5 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
The second book in the Falconer trilogy is packed with surprises and suspense.
Aileana Kameron, the Falconer, disappeared through the portal that she was trying to close forever. Now she wakes up in the fae world, trapped and tortured by the evil Lonnrach. ...more
I also wanted to talk about Derrick, because he's one of the best characters in this ...more