Two Thousand Years by M. Dalto is a New Adult Fantasy story of war, love, and magic!
“Two thousand years ago, the Prophecy of Fire and Light foretold the coming of the Queen Empress who would lead the Empire into a time of peace and tranquility. But instead of the coming of a prosperous world, a forbidden love for the Empress waged a war that ravaged the land, creating a chasm between the factions, raising the death toll of innocent lives until the final, bloody battle.
Centuries later, Alexandra, a twenty-two-year-old barista living in Boston, is taken to an unfamiliar realm of mystery and magic where her life is threatened by Reylor, its banished Lord Steward. She crosses paths with Treyan, the arrogant and seductive Crown Prince of the Empire, and together they discover how their lives, and their love, are so intricately intertwined by a Prophecy set in motion so many years ago.
Alex, now the predestined Queen Empress Alexstrayna, whose arrival was foretold by the Annals of the Empire, controls the fate of her new home as war rages between the Crown Prince and Lord Steward. Either choice could tear her world apart as she attempts to keep the Empire’s torrid history from repeating itself. In a realm where betrayal and revenge will be as crucial to her survival as love and honor, Alex must discover whether it is her choice – or her fate – that determines how she survives the Empire’s rising conflicts.“
If you’re looking for a great segway from Young Adult to New Adult, this book is it! There are a ton of YA Fantasy vibes while also keying in on the mature phases in life.
We meet this girl who is being thrown into a creepy situation that gave me ‘Lord Voldemort and his Death Eater’ vibes when she comes to her apartment only to find a crazy, cloaked guy speaking to a mysterious figure in an orb. I don’t know what it was about this scene that completely made me think of Harry Potter.
But don’t go into this book thinking that it is related to Harry Potter. We follow a main character who has an alter-ego in a fantastic fantasy dimension. Through the help of a guy, she tumbles down the path of learning her true identity, and trying not to pass out from utter shock.
If you also love stories with prophecy-driven plots, this is another great book to add to your TBR pile. There is a ton of adventure while giving us a great romance to ponder over.
It was fun to learn more about this new world! I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. The ending left me with a cliffhanger moment, and I can’t wait to get my hands on book 2!
Published: 11 December 2018
Publisher: The Parliament House
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
“M. Dalto is a fiction author of adventurous romantic fantasy and her debut novel, Two Thousand Years, won one of Wattpad’s Watty Awards in 2016. She continues to volunteer her time as an Ambassador, where she hopes to engage and inspire new writers. She spends her days as a full-time residential real estate paralegal, using her evenings to pursue her literary agenda. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.”
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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