Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens

The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen)
by Amanda Stevens

Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town…My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I've been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I'm coming to think I have another purpose here.Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I've discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the soul of this town—this withering kingdom—and it will only be restored if I can uncover the truth.


Amelia Gray has an unusual career, she's a Graveyard Restorer, not exactly a popular job. When she's commissioned to restore a cemetery in Asher Falls, she starts to get that old feeling again. See Amelia can see ghosts. She learned a long time ago not to acknowledge them, but they will stop at nothing to get her attention.

Over the years, Amelia has gotten as comfortable with the presence of the dead as one possibly could, but it was different in Asher Falls. Everything about the place gave her the willy's, the cemetery, the old buildings, and especially the people. The secrets of Asher Falls ran deep. Amelia soon discovers that sleeping dogs will only lie for so long before they begin to howl.

The Kingdom picks up right where The Restorer left off (click here for my review). Amanda Stevens is one hell of a writer!  Her books make the little hairs on the back of my neck stand at attention! Amelia is a very strong character, full of emotion and depth. The storyline is a web of complex history and intrigue.  I absolutely loved this book and you will too!

I give it:

I can hardly wait to read  The Prophet , the final book in the trilogy. Visit Amanda Stevens website for more information about her and the fabulous books she writes!

I received a free ebook copy of The Kingdom through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.


Marce said...

I think Amanda Stevens is an amazing author also, I have The Prophet, need to read it, The Restorer is my favourite so far but the trilogy as a whole i'm sure will be 5 star.

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