The Forbidden Heir
The royal witches of Anglion have always been bound to serve their country. But Lady Sophia Mackenzie, whose unbound magic and near claim to the crown made her a target, was forced to flee Anglion, leaving behind a dead assassin and shattered loyalties. Now she finds herself ...more
The Forbidden Heir by M.J. Scott
Book Two of the Four Arts series
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review copy provided by the author
Summary (from Goodreads):
She fled to save her life, but surviving what comes next might destroy everything she believes in…
The royal witches of Anglion have always been bound to serve their country. But Lady Sophia Mackenzie, whose unbound magic and near claim to the crown made her a target, was ...more
LIES, I am updating today.
This second book was just as good as the first. The only problem was the format for me. Apparently ebooks are really not my bag.
I enjoyed the character development, I can't wait to see what happens in book three, and I want to know all of the answers (WHICH THERE AREN'T ENOUGH OF YET)! If romance, court intrigue, and magic based fantasy are your bag then I highly recommend this series! ...more
Like the first book, I greatly enjoyed the second one. This is one of those strange books that are neither amazing nor horrible. It isn't particularly unique, the writing style isn't brilliantly amazing, and the characters are almost ordinary given the genre and the type of book it is. And still, I have a lot of fun with this series so far. You could almost call it a guilty pleasure … except I don't feel g ...more
It does the thing that I love for middle books to do, which is after book one has scattered the pieces, book two lines them up, ready for them to fall back in place (or into new places) in book three. ...more
Highly recommended and already eagerly awaiting the next. ...more
Boarding school/magical academy setting.
Married couple as MC.
Cute pets. I liked shenanigans with Tok.
Looking forward to the next book.
I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Well, it was about time! I read The Shattered Court in 2015 and I loved it and then I waited a while for the sequel. I'm happy to report that it did not dissapoint at all.
The Forbidden Heir started where the previous book ended, with Sophia an
Real rating: 4.25 stars! I want the next book 😂
Second read 5/25/20
Had to reread so I could start the third book. My rating is now a flat 4 stars but still enjoyed this a lot.
This one starts right where the last one left off with Cameron and Sophia on the run from the Kingdom of Anglion. They've landed in the empire of Illvya, Anglion's supposed enemy. Only not really. While the people of Anglion seem to be obsessed with Illvya, the Illvyians are minding their business being more enlightened and technically more advanced than the Anglions and not really giving Anglion a second th ...more
This series is set in a different Earth/planet in what would have been about our Victorian times. There are kings and queens who rule and there is also magic. There are four different types, or arts, that can be practiced. Sophie and her husband Cameron are from Anglion but they have fled to Illvyan after an assassination attempt. Sophie was a royal witch in line to the royal t ...more
Court intrigue. Well defined magical world that is filled with conflict. Demons and bonds. Heroine with a brain who is not sought after by every single male around her. Hero who also has a brain and holds a true partnership ethic with his chosen partner. Not a single patronizing hint of 'indulging the feisty little lady' exists so far in the series.
These are well written books with an extremely cohesive story line and the solid world building MJ Scott is so talented at creatin ...more
Cameron and Sophie find tenuous sanctuary at the Illvyan Academe, which gives them a safe place to explore their bond and learn more than Anglian mages are ever taught.
Please, please, though, let future books explain a little more about the Familiaris sanctii, this book gave tantalizing hints, but no details.
XXX! Adult content. This book was so much better than the first book. It was so close to a five star rating as well. I loved Cam and Sophie in this series. I loved their challenges and all the ways the characters grew individually and as a couple.