Author: Bree Despain
Series: Into the Dark #2
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, YA
Haden Lord, the disgraced Prince of the Underrealm, has chosen love over honor and will do everything in his power to protect Daphne Raines, the human girl he was supposed to bring to the Underrealm. Haden's choice is put to the test as the Skylords and a figure from his past arrive in Olympus Hills with a plan that could destroy all of the realms.
Embracing her destiny as the Cypher, Daphne begins to understand the immense power of her musical ability to control the elements, but she must come to terms with her feelings for Haden and what she must sacrifice in order to protect him and her friends.
Believing the Key of Hades is the only thing that can stop the Underrealm Court from releasing the monstrous Keres on the mortal world, Haden, Daphne, and their friends set out to find the Key before Persephone's Gate opens again on the spring equinox. Summary from Back Cover
Holy crap! As Emeril says, “Let’s kick it up a notch! BAM!” Yeah, Bree definitely kicked it up a notch with The Eternity Key. Not only are the stakes higher, but you’re more invested in the characters because of The Shadow Prince.
The mythology in The Eternity Key is still awesome. In fact, I dare say it’s even more awesome than what it was in The Shadow Prince because of all the things we learn and the new people we meet.
I still love the characters. Haden and Daphne are great protagonists. I love the addition of Tobin’s point-of-view so we get some insight from outside of Haden and Daphne. I enjoyed getting to know Tobin a little bit better this time around. I still think of Joe Vince as Spike from Buffy, even though he was partially based on David Tennant in Fright Night.
I was on an emotional roller coaster during this installment. I started texting Suey, who has also read it, when I only had 100 pages left because I needed to talk to someone about it. The tension is strong with this one, kind of like the Force but not really. Anyway, I don’t know how I’m going to wait until book 3 comes out.