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.
©2012 Amanda Stevens (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Really good second book in the Graveyard Queen series. I really like how the story unfolds for Amelia, how she discovers the towns secrets and how they effect her. At times it's a little predictable but getting there is a treat. Amelia and Thane are interesting and likeable and finding out how they've been manipulated is a very good read.
Khristine Hvam does a great narration but then I knew that from the Jane Yellowrock books she also narrates. I don't know a thing about a southern accent but I like to think that it's as Khristine represents it. In these books the accent makes the story all the creepier. I certainly hope they stick with her for the narration of the third book, The Prophet. Hopefully it will show up on audible soon.
Good second book in the series which sees another graveyard needing restoring by Amelia but this one has some creepy surprises in store for her. Along with the plot, which is dark and creepy, it also tells us more of Amelia's beginnings and thus why she can see ghosts. However, there just wasn't enough romance in it for me to enjoy fully.
Worth my credit? Mmmm again, 50/50 I will continue with this series now I am 2 books invested into it but if I hadn't ever started the series then it would be a no.
'The Kingdom' is the second book of Amanda Steven's 'Graveyard Queen' series. This gothic novel continues the story of Amelia Grey who restores old southern graveyards. She also has the ability to see ghosts. In this book, Amelia finds out the truth about this ability as she works to restore the old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina which is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This story brought chills to my spine. The secrets of the spooky small town, the frightened townspeople that inhabit this town, the back story of the previous book in this series work together well to create the eerie feelings necessary to bring my mind to such a place.
For the most part the continuity, the ability of this author to get me to suspend disbelief is done very well but occasionally it just barely missed causing me to have questions; overall, though, I thought this story engrossing and believable.
i recommend this book for those who enjoy reading horror and suspense.
Should read "The Restorer" first, then this book, then "The Prophet". If you like the first book, you'll like all three. All of them are a little spooky, as you would expect, if the main character can see the spirits of the lingering dead. I enjoyed them all, and hope the series continues.
I was disappointed that Devlin was not a major player in this book. However, it explained a lot about Amelia's background and why she can see ghost. I found this book scarier than the first and can't wait to start the third one!
New series suggestions?
I would recommend this book. It is a light read with an interesting plot twist.
The Restorer .. really like nothing else I've read. Its got some romance and ghosts.
I really liked the narrator. I'm picky about the voices I listen to.
The run from the mansion.
I want more!
When Amelia realizes how she is related to the inhabitants of Asher Falls.
I enjoyed the emotions she portrays as she read the character's lines. She did well with both the male and female characters.
Not sure, but if they cast the characters correctly it would be a great movie!
Narrator did an excellent job. I highly recommend. Can't wait to hear the next book.
I love that Amelia is well rounded character with an interesting career and a family (parents), and that she does not define herself through men.
I really like the imagery of a town and a cemetery beneath a lake.
Very good narrator.
I really like this series I hope that Devlin comes back in the next book I think him and Amelia would be great together. This delves a bit more into Amelia and how she came to be. I loved it.
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