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(The Royal Protector Academy #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  877 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Serenity is being with the one you love.
Despair is being kept apart.
After the rain comes the war.

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours? For Serena St. Michael and Tristan Gallagher, this is reality. Tristan has accepted his impending nuptials. He’s returned to his realm and his betrothed. Their unification will create pea
Published March 30th 2017 by Randi Cooley Wilson (first published October 1st 2016)
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Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know what to do with myself right now! The book was completely brilliant ! You have no idea of all of the plot twists! Serena knows her plan is risky and may have flaws but until her last breath she will fight for Tristan. Zander is a godsend that keeps the mood light and hilarious! I absolutely love his character. While everyone is against the reunion for Tristan and Serena , Zander will go through anything to help them. Freya is so cruel and manipulative ! She's nothing that Trist ...more
Erica Lavallee
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was out of this world amazing.

First I want to say that I loved Zander in this book. I feel like he made this book for me. He was so funny and his witty comments made me laugh out loud.

Tristan and Serena annoyed me at times but it was still good. There was so much drama witch I love.

I don't want to wait till November to read the next book. I need it now.
Scarlett Se Leva
I started reading this series last year. I feel in love with Vernal (book 1) of the Royal Academy Protector series. Great beginning. I jumped right into reading Aqeuus (book 2). I knew that the third book Nox would be out until later 2017, so I paused at 60% of the book. I didn’t feel like finishing book 2 and being left in anxiety until book 3 was released. It took a little longer than expected but Nox finally came out January of this year.

I still didn’t begin finishing reading Aqeu
Jana LaPelle
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great second book...

I must say that I really enjoy reading this author's work. The world she creates is magical and I find that her gargoyles are totally hot. There are twist and turns within the plot that keeps you wanting more. Serena and Tristan's story is intriguing and has drawn me in. I will definitely be waiting for Nox to be released to see how their story ends.
Katie Jones
What the hell with that ending?! Need to read the next one

I am definitely enjoying this more than the original series but it’s still not quite a 5 star read, but so close. Perhaps 4.67.
Veronica Acevedo
Aequus, is the second book for "The Royal Protector Academy novel trilogy". I was left impressed as I was from the first novel of the series. It is a great fantasy/ romance / action book.
Serena is a young gargoyle "princess" (inside joke) who fell in love with Tristan Gallagher. She is strong and a bit stubborn. Tristan is half gargoyle and a prince as well.
In this novel, Serena is trying to fight for the love that she has for Tristan, and in the process danger is lurking
This Literary Life
I did not want this book to end. I love that Serena and Tristan are equals, and look forward to seeing them fight for each other in the last book. I hope that as they grow, that they will stop running from each other and start running towards one another when trouble strikes. I hope that they will learn from their mistakes and realize that they are stronger together, they have wasted enough time. This book was full of secrets and lies, and I can not wait until everyone can live in the light of t ...more
Joc The Audio Flow Bookin Around Town
***I received this book from the author, publisher or representative in return of an honest review. All opinions are my own.***

This is my second novel my Wilson, and again I'm in love with her writing. Her characters are so dynamic that I cannot help but love them. Even the most despised characters keep me enthralled.

After Vernal, my emotions were all over the place, so waiting for Aequus was stressful enough...until I read this book. I was emoti
Kalli Bunch
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. Now I need Nox, because I NEED to know what happens!!!!!! These books need to be longer lol This novel broke my heart. Seriously just shattered it. Tristan and Serena are fighting against Fate to be together with the help of Tristan's brother Zander. And the Dark Army is closing in on Serena, and Tristan is betrothed to the Water Nymph Freya. It seems that everything is against them. And just when everything seems to fall into place, and they ...more
Cassie C
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Update 3/25/17:

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That is how a book is written people! Stop everything right now and read this book. I don't care what you're doing, you just need to put everything down and take a couple hours and read this gorgeous, gutting book. Everything about it is perfection, and you will be blown away (once again) by Randi's amazing3/25/17:
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, new-adult-novels
I received this eARC from Red Coat Publishing and the author. This is my honest review.

Caution - this synopsis and review will contain spoilers from the first book, Vernal. You have been warned!

Serena found out that her one true love, Tristan, is engaged to be married. And she even knows his fiancee - Freya. But when Freya was talking about her fiancee, Serena thought she meant Zander, not Tristan.

With this new information, Serena feels that she can't possibly ruin the peaceful uni
Between a 4 and a 4.5. If you liked Vernal, you’ll love Aequus; in fact, I actually liked this one a little better. It had action, mystery, romance, humor, and suspense. The biggest difference was that throughout this book, I really felt Serena and Tristan’s (especially Tristan’s) desperation to be together.

The end of Vernal revealed that Tristan’s mother had arranged his marriage to Freya to prevent a war between their kingdoms. When Zander suspects the motives behind the union may
Kristi M
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book! This one completely gutted me. Raw, intense emotions from the first word. I actually had to rub the ache in my chest a few times. Aequus is book 2 in The Royal Protector Academy trilogy - a spin off of Randi's Revelation series (if you haven't read that series - GET IT - it is just THAT good) but you don't need to read that one first to enjoy this series (but you should, why wouldn't you?). The story picks up where we left off in Vernal, book 1 in the series. Tristan and Serena are co ...more
Kelly Mccurdy
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~~ I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~

OK, I did one of those things where I read book two before I read book one. I didn't do it on purpose, but now I am going to go back and get book one and read that, then re-read this book again because it is that good. When I started this book I had some idea what I was getting into, I just didn't realize that I was going to be sucked in and left in a state of shock about what went on in this book. I mean there is action, then there is heart
I love Randi Cooley Wilson's writing, so luckily I can go back and read all her other books while I wait for book 3 to come out, because that was a nasty cliffhanger. Aequus means "equal" and I love that the book stresses how Tristan and Serena are now equals. Unfortunately, their relationship jumps around quite a bit in this book, so it was hard for me to get as invested in them as I was in the first book. This is still a fantastic sequel with a great storyline that keeps the reader engaged. Th ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing once again!

I really cannot get enough of this author! She’s amazing in every sense of the word! This being the second book of the series, it doesn’t disappoint. It has everything, laughter, anger, sadness. We feel the characters exactly how she wants us to feel. The description in this book is amazing. You feel like you really are in their worlds and in the characters heads. It’s like a paranormal film playing in the background in my head. That’s how easily it is to picture what is ha
Anita Powers
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The start of this next book in this series was so sad, they both are in so much pain. Zander tells Serena “You should know, whenever the clouds roll into the realm, he frowns, knowing it’s you hurting “. Serena and Zander come with a plan, yes it works for awhile but some parts are really hard to read. There are so many characters that you can’t or not sure you can trust. Then the three of them come up with another plan and it does work to a point but then everything goes wrong, people are lost, ...more
Angela Parker
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say about Tristan and his Raindrop? They're still adorable and both as stubborn and strong willed as ever.  I loved that a little more of Zander was revealed in this book.  Bets are wagered, promises are made and lives lost.  My heart ached and swelled, and my eyes struggled to hold back tears.  I loved this monster of a cliffhanger.

The good new is...there's only 15 more days until the finale.  I'm counting down the days.
Molly Embry
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had me wanting to pull my hair out by the end. My hairs really thick so I guess a few strands loss is okay. I love this part: “”And for sure let’s bring your brother, who is in love with my best friend, and whom I am pretending to court.” “Who writes this shit?” Zander asks. “Whoever it is, they have a ducking dark sense of humor,” I reply.”” I absolutely agree and love it. I need the next one.
Sandra Wolfe
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Great second book in the series! I read the first book back in 2017 right before this book came out and just forgot about it. I decided to reread it and include the other two books. I loved the revelation series and this spinoff is great so far. Tristan is my favorite with Zander as a close second. Can’t wait to find out the ending. Hoping for an amazing HEA.
Demia Steines
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not put this book down. I love the characters and was excited to watch the story develop. Rarely do I like a second book more than a first book. For me the love story between Tristen and Serena was amazing. They are not sappy and I enjoyed the plot twists. Can I say I wanted more of Zander. The one downside of this book is we have to wait so long for the final book in the trilogy.
Jennifer Roach
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aequus jumps right in where Vernal leaves off, and has a lot of action from the get-go. There are a lot of twists and turns, some unexpected character development and untimely deaths, but RCW sucks you in to another quick page-turner. I had to take a break before reading the next installment, Nox, but be sure that's one of my next reads!
Kate Maher
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling, heart breaking and wonderful

This novel was the perfect next chapter in this series. Tristan and Serena's love is palpable, heart breaking and wonderful. The writing makes you feel like you're there the whole time. Honestly I'm devastated I have to wait for the final book!
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know where to start ! Utterly BRILLIANT!! The second book in the series did not disappoint. The characters are amazing - I totally fell for Tristen and Serena all over again. Loved the added time with Zander - fantastic character so funny and sarcastic, he kept me laughing out loud. Watching these characters develop and grow over this series has been a totally wild ride. I love them :) So many heartbreaking moments not to mention the twists, don't get me started on the twists ! You will ...more
Teneka Harmon
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

I absolutely love it . This is such a great story great characters , dialogue , action . My only complaint is that this either could have been a part of one of the other books or it should've been stretched out a bit more . There are definitely areas where it could've expanded
Roxanne Davies
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this 2nd instalment to the royal protector series. I love how Tristan and Serena are continuing to fight for their love despite every obstacle that gets shoved into their path. For this couple love and strength will hopefully conquer all in the end.
I can't wait to read the 3rd and final book in the series. No doubt it's gonna be emotional and I'm guessing a HEA 😊
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

Aequus is good. Normally second books to me are a little lackluster as they tend to build up to the third book. Not this one. From page one it is go go go! A few times I thought it was going to go one way, and it went another. I love when authors do that. The cliff hanger ending has me on edge and confused. But it makes me wanna read the next book!
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good you will want to cry and yell but at the same time be like OMG... Squellling like a little girl good. Tristians and zander are the best charector replica for best friends for life... The whole if u marrie one then you get the other kind of deal... Love it
Shelee Whitaker
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love the book. What a rollercoaster ride! So many twist and turns. I laughed and I cried. Zander keeps us grounded and giggling. Just when Tristan thinks he's figured his and Serena's way to a cessation... it's not what any of us think we could predict. I loved the descriptions of all the different realms we travel through. Wars will be fought. People we care for die. Hearts will break. Betrayals abound here. Old nemesis re-emerge. And then there is Gage...Sexy brooding bad boy. Rand
Meghan Haithcox
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

Outstanding read! I love this story and I'm so sad I read the book so fast. If you haven't read this book your missing out. It's a magnetic story plot written by an amazing author.
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Randi Cooley Wilson is an award-winning, bestselling author of The Revelation Series, The Royal Protector Academy Novels, The Dark Soul Trilogy and the upcoming Knightress Series. Randi's books have been featured on Good Morning America, British Glamour Magazine, USA Today's HEA Section, and in the Emmy's Gifting Suite. Her books range in genre, and include contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and ...more

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The Royal Protector Academy (3 books)
  • Vernal (The Royal Protector Academy #1)
  • Nox (The Royal Protector Academy #3)