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Forever is comprised of nows…
Emily Haven and her friends have been given the seemingly impossible task of uniting the worlds—a mission they failed once before, in another lifetime.
But Emily made a promise, and she intends to keep it. A small boy risked his life to save hers, and while Michael sets out to rejoin the Dragon’s Brood, she heads east with Celine and Corbbmacc to rescue Daniel from a band of desert slavers.
Time does not stand still, however, and the dark legends are true. They deal in blue fire; they deal in death; and they travel through the long nights on autumn winds.
Samhain has come, and this year, the harvest will be in blood, gold, and souls.

454 pages, Kindle Edition

Published July 31, 2018

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Josh de Lioncourt

5 books106 followers
Josh de Lioncourt was born and raised in California and enjoys writing projects in a wide variety of fields, including fiction, music, software, blogging, and tech articles. He has written on Apple accessibility for Macworld and Maccessibility, hosts or participates regularly on several podcasts, and writes and records music with Molly, his wife. Josh enjoys the works of Stephen King, the music of George Michael, Masters of the Universe, Los Angeles Kings hockey, and home-roasted coffee. He currently lives in Pennsylvania.

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Profile Image for Lauren Jones.
416 reviews11 followers
July 5, 2019
Would you feel sadness if you entered into another world and didn’t know if you would ever return to this one? For those who have parents, children, and friends, you would imagine that this would seem like a very difficult concept to broach. But if you didn’t have anyone…would you think about it any differently? De Lioncourt takes one seemingly ordinary sixteen year-old girl and thrusts her into an extraordinary world, much like Alice in Wonderland, only without the rabbit and the doped up Caterpillar of course. Readers will get hooked by the adventure and trials that Emily and her friends face for their survival.

Emily Haven is still in this different world, filled with magic which has been divided in two. She has been given a mission and that mission is super simple, just reunite the two worlds back together…the world that she now resides in and the world that she was born in. Yeah, like that is simple! Knowing that mission lingers in the background, Emily and her friends have taken a short detour based off of a promise. She keeps her promises and in the first installment, she promises a little boy that she would come back to save him from the slave mines. With imminent war between Marianne and The Dragon’s Brood hanging over their heads, the three friends and Rascal go in search of the boy using a vision that she’s had of the desert. They run into several obstacles along the way, on this seemingly longer than normal, adventure of theirs…but what they find could cause havoc on the small group. The people that they run into, are unknown to Emily and could be the end for them all if they don’t play their hands carefully.

De Lioncourt has a spellbinding fantasy, filled with creativity, adventure, and darkness looming in every corner of the world. There are a couple of long excerpts in the beginning of this book before the reader makes it to chapter one, which is a bit odd. The pace is very quick much throughout the entire read, which makes it easy to breeze through the pages. The characters are mysteries, filled with curiosity, determination, and the shear will of living to see another day. The author ensures to create flawed characters that must face their own demons and the ones that are after them in this new world. Emily and her new friends have a long journey ahead and each character will learn more about themselves as they go. Since this review is complimenting the audiobook, the narrator enlivens the story with her vocal and emotional differentiation. Every character is unmistakably different in tone and sound. There are a few words here and there that appear to be mispronounced; however, this should not hinder enjoyment of the novel. Also, there are words that seem to be misplaced as well, though this is not very common. If you are a reader of dark fantasy, you may be interested in picking this book up. This is the second installment in The Dragon’s Brood Cycle Series; therefore, we are recommending the first installment be read prior to this one since it is a direct continuation of the adventure.

NOTE: This story is tagged as a coming of age fantasy; however, due to the graphic detail of the violence and language that is produced in this story, it would be recommended for an audience over the age of 18.

A copy of this audiobook was provided to Turning Another Page by Audiobookworm Promotions and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a four-star rating to Haven Divided by Josh de Lioncourt.
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3 reviews
July 17, 2018
Haven Divided is the second book in The Dragon’s Brood Series by Josh de Lioncourt. I loved Haven Lost Vol. 1 and Haven Divided delivers even more adventure, mystery and excitement as Emily and her companions navigate their way through a world of strange lands filled with new challenges at each turn of the page. It’s a story filled with intrigue, suspense and trickery you won’t want to miss! Josh de Lioncourt has you stepping into an unknown world and taking you on a journey that leaves you begging for more! I can’t wait to accompany all these amazing characters again in Vol. 3!
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1,744 reviews35 followers
July 15, 2019
Note: This is Book 2 in a series and really needs to be read after Book 1.

So the end of Book 1 left us with some big revelations, like that whole King Arthur story being eternal thing. Book 2 picks up pretty much where Book 1 ended. Emily has her hands full surviving in this fantasy world, but she’s finding aged hints of her old world, like left over relics of a time lost. So there’s something more going on there, tying the world (and time?) that Emily left in Book 1 and her current location.

The story jumps back and forth between these two, following Emily’s best friend from Minneapolis, Kaycee. She has had such a hard time since Emily disappeared. Alcohol has become her crutch, she’s failing at school, and hockey will never be the same without Emily. But then she falls in with a struggling band. It was interesting to see Kaycee and how Emily’s disappearance impacted her. There’s also some shadowy tie still between the two that seems to come out in their dreams.

While Kaycee’s story was interesting, those parts often took me out of the epic fantasy feel of Emily’s story and that slowed the story down a bit for me. Both Kaycee and Emily have grown in this series. Celine and Corbbmac grew a little in Book 1. The rest of the characters have stayed pretty much the same as when we met them.

And that whole King Arthur myth tie-in pretty much faded away. We got that big strong hint to it at the end of Book 1 and then the story didn’t really do anything with it here in Book 2. Now I don’t feel the story needed the King Arthur stuff to begin with, but after making so much drama about it, we have to do something meaningful with it right? Perhaps that will happen in Book 3.

Over all, it was an interesting addition to the series. I did like Book 1 a wee bit better because we spent 95% of our time in the epic fantasy world. 3.5/5 stars.

The Narration: Reay Kaplan continues to do a good job with this series. She’s a perfect fit for Emily, capturing her emotions throughout the tale. I also like how she portrayed Kaycee in her grief and depression. She’s got a great voice for young Michael and for the gruff Corbbmacc. I would like to see more variation in the male voices and several of them sounded too similar. The pacing was good and there were no tech issues with the recording. 4.5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Josh de Lioncourt. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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225 reviews2 followers
August 9, 2018
Even better than its predecessor... And that's saying something!

I find this book challenging to review on its own merit, because my design, it doesn't stand on its own. It is called Volume Two for a good reason, picking up pretty much where the first volume, Haven Lost, left off. I very much enjoyed the first volume. I enjoyed this second volume even more. The author has a gift for putting the reader right into the middle of any environment, using vivid description which stimulates each of the five senses. Add to that a plot whose pace never lets up, along with character development that is organic and well-earned, and you have a marvelous epic fantasy worth ten times its price. What I really want to know is, when may we expect Volume Three?
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481 reviews4 followers
June 21, 2019
What an amazing book. There were things I didn't see coming, and I want to know what happens next! I hope there's a book 3!

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