Empire Of Night by Kelley ArmstrongEmpire Of Night by Kelley Armstrong

Empire Of Night

byKelley Armstrong

Paperback | April 19, 2016

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The second book in a big, breathtaking new trilogy that blends fantasy, romance, horror, and pulse-pounding action, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.
     Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were.
     Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, they are all but prisoners in court, forced to watch and wait while the Emperor decides whether to help the children of Edgewood, who remain hostages of the treacherous Alvar Kitsune.
     But when the emperor finally sends the girls on a mission to rescue the children--accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of men--the journey proves more perilous than any of them could have imagined. With lies and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on every bit of influence and power they possess to unite their people and avert an all-out war.
KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the New York Times bestselling author of, among other titles, the Otherworld series for adults, and the Darkest Powers (The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning) and Darkness Rising (The Gathering, The Calling and The Rising) trilogies for teens. Armstrong lives near Alymer, Ontario, with her family. You can v...
Title:Empire Of NightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 1.1 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385672039

ISBN - 13:9780385672030

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series Starts off right where the first one left off. I can't wait for the next one!!! The audiobook reading is done really well - vary engaging, I do enjoy Jennifer Ikeda's narration (she also did the Discovery Of Witches series). This installment has more of the "do it like him"/"does he like me" crap that I hate in YA (and adult) fiction. I can justify some of it due to the fact that the girls are 16 yrs old, however, it took away from the story in the beginning. By the end the author redeems herself with a return to that edge-of-your-seat pace and true-to-life dialogue I love her for! I also love that Armstrong doesn't blatantly come out and make a hue deal of where and when the series takes place. I was guessing Native Americans or Native Canadians in the first book, but by describing dress and through more clan names you realize its ancient Japan or somewhere in Asia. Just another reason I love Armstrong - it's all about the story.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sequel A good second book to the first one. Interesting twists and turns.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed, although I really wanted to be! Even SLOWER than the first book. After suffering through the first book I was hoping the series would take a turn and pick up, it did not. The last 5 chapters were good but getting to them was sluggish.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love this book Despite it being the second book, it was just as good as the first!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in LOVE !! I loved this book. Normally I find with a series that there is a second book slump.. and I feel like Kelley Armstrong never has this issue. I am a sucker for unrequited love, love triangles....that is the trope I could read about for a long time. I love Ashyn and Ronan, she is the good-girl to his bad-boy. And I love me a bad-boy. I will say the triangle with Moira is so much more complex because both gentlemen bring something completely different out of her as a character. I love that Gravil is probably the most complex character of this series. And Tyrus, he's so sweet and honorable, and strong. I just need more of this series today! I'm hooked on these characters!
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow Character Reveal Being a big fan of Kelly Armstrongs other series I'm not sure why I'm not liking this story line. I found the first book slow and the characters have not drawn me in yet. Perhaps this is really is a story for children and I'm just not enjoying it as much as her more adult Otherworld series.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Another great book from Kelley Armstrong. Love the story and the characters. Exciting fast paced read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love this author! I will read anything by them because their writing is amazing. A great plot, interesting characters, beautiful writing. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it #plumrewards. Awesome read!! Could not put it down!!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empire of Night Yet another excellent series by Kelley Armstrong. Fast paced, quick and easy read/
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I enjoyed this book even more than the first one in the series, I liked the character development and found I was more sucked into the story. It's a great light read and hard to put down.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great second book Empire of Night from author Kelley Armstrong is the second book in the Age of Legends series. In the first chapter we are with Moria. She had left the palace to go to the market, even though she is under orders to stay within the castle walls. She meant to be discreet so no one would notice her but when she gets to the market she notices a man following a young girl. He then touches her and Moria can’t help but let loose one of her blades. Once people realize who she is they all start asking for blessings and she can’t get away after that until a little while later when Ronan comes to take her out of the crush of people. Moria asked Ronan to meet her because she is worried that the Emperor isn’t taking what happened in Edgewood seriously (see previous book). She also doesn’t think that the Emperor is planning on rescuing the children that were taken, as she has not seen any men leave the city to go look for them. She plans on going after the children herself, without Gavil, as he was seen leaving the city and did not appear to be returning. While Ronan is trying to talk Moria out of going to look for the children the bastard prince Tyrus comes up to them. It appears that he would like to aid in the rescue the children from the Kitsune family, but he also tells them that his father has in fact sent spies to see what they can do to help the children. The people his father, the Emperor, is entertaining may be aiding Kitsune and he’s entertaining them to find out which one is aiding Kitsune. I did quite enjoy this book, though it starts off right after the last book ends and as I read that so long ago it was a little while before I remembered everything that had happened near the end of the previous book. Throughout this story I had moments where I thought I know where certain character’s loyalty lay but then the loyalty would shift.It made for a very interesting reading. I would suggest this book to anyone that enjoys young adult, fantasy and romance books.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Sequel Definitely liked this book more than the sequel. A lot more action and a lot more danger. Still wish a couple characters would get their heads out of their asses (yes, I'm looking at you, Gavril and even Ronan), and the cliffhangers were insane, but I will definitely be picking up the third book.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting This book was full of action. It's not something I really seek out in books but in this one it definitely kept me from putting the book down! I really like the characters and the relationships between them. There are very few Kelley Armstrong YA novels that I haven't loved, so if you liked either the Darkest Powers or the Darkness Rising trilogies, I think you'll enjoy this one as well.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent as ususl This is the second book in series and it doesn't disappoint. I'd you chose to read a kelley Armstrong series I recommend buying the whole series at once.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empire of Night "Empire of Night" is book #2 in the "Age of Legends" trilogy. The twins Moria and Ashyn have now faced that their village is gone and they must move forward to solve the riddle as to who and why would someone do such a terrible thing and recapture the children of Edgewood. In book 2, you can expect to see romance, captivity, the verge of war and other mystical creatures. "The Age of Legends" Series continues with "Forest of Ruin".
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empire of night Loved it! I cannot wait for the conclusion. A really wonderful read. Kelley Armstrong is masterful!
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Completely took me by surprise
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empirw of night..so worth it I loved this book. It was exciting and fast-paced and an excellent second installment in the trilogy.
Date published: 2015-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the book i am waiting for the 3rd book to come out. I really like the story I am a Kelly Armstrong fan. most of her stories being other worldly.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I can't wait to read the next book! It's a great story with great characters. Kelley Armstrong doesn't disappoint!
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The empire of night Well Kelly Armstrong did it again! She got me so hooked i could not stop reading, and then ended with the biggest cliffhanger ever! Can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More please What great read I just couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book, can I have more please!!!
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Empire of the night Amazing sequel....the characters grow and develop only to further capture your imagination and joy. I hope you find every page as enjoyable as I did!
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exhilarating Rush to Read! The children of Edgewood have been taken hostage by Alvar Kitsune, the traitorous formal marshal who threatens the empire with ancient creatures he has summoned using dark magic. Moria and Ashyn, the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood, are restless and impatient to act as they pass the days within the confines of the palace walls and the emperor entertains foreign guests. The sisters have devastatingly lost their father and home in a short time, but innocent lives still depend on them. Bold, brash, and impulsive as ever before, Moria doesn't care for the politics and constant scheming that occurs in the palace. Stung by Gavril's apparent betrayal, Moria is determined to ignore whatever feelings she once possessed for him and trains everyday with the affable, honorable Prince Tyrus, who has quickly become a trusted friend. She failed to protect the villagers of Edgewood before and she won't let it happen again. Ever since Ronan passionately kissed Ashyn when they parted ways outside the imperial city, she can't stop thinking about the thief who survived the Forest of the Dead and belongs to no caste. Unlike Moria, who has more experience and a casual attitude towards dalliances, Ashyn has always been more of a romantic, so it hurts that he hasn't tried to seek her out again since then. In the meantime, Ashyn can't help feeling jealous and left behind as she watches her sister become closer with Prince Tyrus. The girls have been inseparable since birth, but ever since the shadow stalkers massacred their village, distance has grown between them. They used to share everything with each other, but now Moria seems to presume that Ashyn would be more content to stay in the safety of the palace than forging ahead into certain peril. Ashyn may not be a skilled fighter like her sister, but she is just as courageous in her own quiet way. When Emperor Tatsu finally sends the girls on a mission to rescue the children, they are accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small guard of men. But their journey is fraught with danger from the very start and mounting unrest—fueled by Alvar Kitsune's lies—is spreading swiftly throughout the empire. The spirits whisper warnings to Moria and Ashyn that cannot be ignored, and war seems imminent on the horizon... Kelley Armstrong's Empire of Night is an exhilarating rush to read and I absolutely love the influence of Japanese mythology in this series! After wholeheartedly falling in love with Sea of Shadows so very much, a part of myself wondered if the sequel would meet my high expectations, but I needn't have worried. Empire of Night is an unforgettable continuation to the Age of Legends series that will leave you anxiously awaiting the final novel. Highly suspenseful and utterly enthralling, Empire of Shadows is YA high fantasy at its best.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read! I always enjoy books written by this author and this was no exception. I love fantasy that isn't set in present time or place and I wasn't disappointed.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK I have read The Sea Of Shadows, and this series is amazing! I can`t wait until the third book is written and published so I can buy it! I really want Ashyn and Ronan to be a couple; though I found the pace of the book a little slow with Moria. Overall it was amazing, I definitely recommend this book!
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I want to give it a higher review but... I thought the book before this was amazing, I couldn't pre-order this one fast enough. As with the first book, the pace of the story is slow. Painstakingly slow. I tried to be patient and I tried to get past the fact that the characters seemed to plateau out in the character-development but I can't say I enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down because I thought it would get better and I was let down. The book ended so abruptly that it pretty much sealed the deal, I probably won't pick up the next installment unless I've exhausted other books on my list to read first. Sorry, I'm usually a fan of Armstrong and was super excited about a YA series/trilogy (probably will be more than three with the way the story line is developing) but this one was a disappointment.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I loved this book. I cant wait for the next one to come out! This series has been amazing so far....
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empire of Night I am in complete denial about how this book ended. And, in the same breath, I cannot say a bad word about any of it. Twice as exciting to read than Sea of Shadows, I was completely enthralled in the (what seems to be relentless) plot from beginning to end. Watching Ashyn's quiet character grow and Moria's character soften but undeniably strengthen has been nothing short of a pleasure. The entering of a character like Tyrus complements the underlying love story and I can already feel the love triangle forming even if Forest of Ruin isn't being released until 2016. How, seriously HOW, am I supposed to wait a year for this? Rest assured that I'll be waiting, albeit not patiently.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great awesome book really excited about what the next book will hold the ending is amazing never expected to happen what happened
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Escape! “This is the sort of thing I grew up with, Ash. To trick people, you prey on their worst fears by weaving a scenario just realistic enough to convince them. No matter what the emperor says, those who wish to see him guilty of this will.” Having read Sea of Shadows and knowing how that ended, I was very eager to read this sequel and am so glad to see the story progress. Since this is also a trilogy, I’m now anticipating for the third and final book. Especially with that ending, AHH!! The main reason why I love this book so much is because I needed an escape from the real world; seriously perfect timing! When I first encountered with Kelley’s work, they were her adult novels. I read some and will always fan for her as one of my absolute favourite authors. As well, being a past student of hers in the UofT Summer Writing School: Dark Fantasy class that I took a couple years ago, she used the world in Sea of Shadows when discussing world building. That is what primarily influenced me to pick up Sea of Shadows as my first taste of her writing in the YA category. Simply put, this is the great escape people need when they read fantasy. As for Kelley’s YA writing in general, I'm thrilled to have started with Age of Legends.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kelley Armstrong has out done herself again!! I was super lucky to get my hands on an ARC!! I loved every single second of reading this book and the only bad part about it is that it ended. I hate having to wait for the next one. It was so good in fact that when it comes out I will be buying it in hard cover as well, just for my bookshelf! It is an edge of your seat type of read.
Date published: 2014-10-21

Editorial Reviews

"For those already familiar with the characters and the painstakingly built world from the previous volume, this title is even more compelling. The introduction of new characters (such as misplaced spirit Guin and traitorous Simeon) adds further depth, intrigue, and even humor to this romantic fantasy. Throw in shades of richly imagined Japanese-inspired culture and Armstrong's talent shines." ―School Library Journal “[A] romance- and politics-filled sequel to Sea of Shadows. . . . Animal companions Tova and Daigo and unruly spirits provide comic relief. . . . [Empire of Night] develops . . . with brio.” ―Kirkus Reviews