Having read Goddess Born, the first book in Kari Edgren’s trilogy and enjoying it immensely, I knew I had to read A Grave Inheritance and I was not disappointed! As with any sequel a review is a bit difficult without maybe giving away a spoiler from the first book so be forewarned before you go on if you do intend to read the series. In A Grave Inheritance we continue Selah’s journey – this time to meet her love Henry in London. A Grave Inheritance takes us back in time combining elements of magic and mythology giving the reader a truly captivating tale.
In A Grave Inheritance Selah comes to London to be with Henry but unfortunately it seems he is not hers alone. She has to contend with his betrothed and even another goddess born. Yet Henry assures her he only has eyes for her and of course Selah will do anything for Henry and their lives together. Yet when Henry begins to question Selah’s use of her gifts she has to wonder if they do indeed have a future together. He must accept her for who she is – a descendant of a goddess. It doesn’t help that Henry’s father is not approving of their betrothal either especially since Henry is already promised to the king’s daughter. And then there is Julian who is another descendant of Brigid’s. He is showing a great deal of interest in Selah but can he be trusted. As time goes on things really begin to heat up and Selah starts learning more and more about her family and her roots. What she learns shakes the foundations of who she always thought she was and as a malevolent force takes control of the very things that mean the most to Selah she knows that she will have to fight it with everything she can.
Oh I know this review is a bit vague but I don’t want to talk about the story much except to say it was really good. A Grave Inheritance is faster paced than the first one and really brings alive the sights and sounds of England. I loved that we got to see more of the goddess born traits that Selah possesses really shine in this book. It was also really interesting to see her family dynamics change drastically and I hope we learn more about that in the next book. I can’t help but mention the book cover as well. I think it is absolutely gorgeous. Last but not least this installment ended on a whoosie of a cliffhanger which I didn’t expect at all but it certainly makes me even more anxious to delve into the next book!
Recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction with elements of the paranormal. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for the final book!