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Deep In The Shadowy Foothills Of The Blue Ridge Mountains Lies A Dying TownMy 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 HereWhy 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


10 thoughts on “The Kingdom

  1. says:

    The Restorer What are we, Papa In the olden days, we were called caulbearers Babies born behind the veil with the ability to see beyond the real world into the spirit world The Graveyard Queen series definitely gets even better with book two Amelia is anonymously hired to restore a graveyard out of town and winds up getting a hell of a lot than she bargained for There are some seriously bizarre goings on in this literal and figurative ghost town The townspeople are weird and all hiding secrets I loved Angus, the abused bait dog for dog fights that Amelia discovers and adopts There are a LOT of spoilery items so I ll make this short But, there are many reveals about Amelia, and I really liked how the author has expanded the world building to include paranormal nonphysical beings, besides your average ghostly apparitions Will definitely be continuing the series Buddy read with the MacHalos.


  2. says:

    Hmmm.I don t know how I feel about this one I did enjoy it, the story was very terrifying and scary, loads of new mysteries on the horizon, some answered questions, like who Amelia is and why is she the way she is, but I got lost sometimes Maybe I wasn t paying attention, or maybe it wasn t explained properly, but some things didn t make quite sense to me.Well, overall, it was a good read and I ll continue with the series.


  3. says:

    4.5 stars Something was seriously amiss in this town I d felt it the moment I crossed Bell Lake The shadows seem deeper, the nights longer, the secrets older Even the wind felt different here In The Kingdom, second book in The Graveyard Queen series, Amelia Gray is called to restore the local cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, and she gladly accepts, hoping that some time away will help put emotional distance between her and John Devlin, the haunted police detective she desperately loves The job, however, is not as simple as it seemed to be Thorngate cemetery and the powerful family that used to own it are surrounded by controversy and not everyone is welcoming Amelia soon discovers that she has blood ties to the place and she is forced to face not only the ghosts that are everywhere, but her family s history as well It is strange but admirable that Stevens decided to distance her heroine from the original love interest for the duration of this book As much as I missed John Devlin and his dark, brooding personality, that particular storyline is a lot like good wine the time Stevens chooses to give it, the better it will become After all, if Devlin was freed from the ghosts that haunt him those of his wife and daughter too quickly, it would make the issue seem less serious than it s supposed to be, especially if the trigger happened to be his attraction to Amelia In addition, getting to know Thane Asher, the man who kept Amelia company in this book, was an unexpected pleasure Like Devlin, he has a lot of baggage and a definite dark side, but they really couldn t be different I could see why Amelia would be attracted to him, especially after everything she went through with and for Devlin The heavy atmosphere of Deep South wasn t as pronounced in The Kingdom, but the creepiness of the minuscule town and the closed mentality of such a small community were portrayed rather excellently Asher Falls had layers upon layers of shameful and dangerous secrets, and for some unknown reason, Amelia was at the very center of it all Amelia Gray is a highly unusual Urban Fantasy heroine She is gentle, reserved and very quiet, trained to keep her emotions and reactions to herself She never relies on sarcasm and her entire personality is influenced by her Southern upbringing Perhaps she is not a real lady like her adoptive mother and her aunt, but she is, above all, polite towards friends and enemies alike My mother and aunt were very beautiful women, exuding a bygone femininity that smelled of honeysuckle, sandalwood and fresh linen Papa, by contrast, smelled of the earth Or was that me To Mama s horror, I often had little half moons of dirt beneath my nails, the odd leaf or twig stuck to my hair Even wearing my Sunday best, a bit of graveyard seemed to cling to me. Stevens s prose is lush and gorgeous, intense and heartbreaking Her characters come alive so easily, and her talent for creating an eerie atmosphere is enormous Truth be told, there aren t that many Urban Fantasy authors like her With her talent, she could write anything she chooses, anything at all, which is why I m especially proud that she opted for my favorite genre I m supposed to read the third book, The Prophet, with my friend Heidi over at Rainy Day Ramblings and I m already so excited about it If you re a fan of dark, eerily beautiful stories that will keep you awake at night, please give this series a try It was, after all, recommended to me by Ann Aguirre, and she s a lady who knows what she s talking about.


  4. says:

    Much better than the first one There wasn t much of a romance, in my opinion, because I didn t think Thane Asher would usurp Devlin s place in Amelia s heart The mystery was well plotted and I while I did guess pretty early on what was going on, it was satisfying to be in the know I have to say, there were some pretty terrible people here Very sad what selfish people were willing to do Thankfully, there was some just retribution I thought The Kingdom was way spookier than The Restorer the evil lurking was palpable I was pleased to learn about Amelia s origins We get a lot of answers and I wonder how some of the discoveries will impact her familial relationships Angus the dog was a bright spot in the story My heart bleeds when any animal suffers mistreatment, but he didn t let that break him, and now he has Amelia as his friend and protector To be honest, he offers just as much protection for her, so they make a strong team The audio narration was wonderful Khristine Hvam has a sweet, sultry Southern voice perfect for Amelia Her male voices are appealing as well On to the next one


  5. says:

    The isolated kingdom surrounded by water looms heavy over the town that once blossom, now cloaked by darkness and evil And there underneath the water lays stone angels and the graves of those of the unrest as they walk among the living looking for peace and justice. The Kingdom takes place a few months after the events of The Restorer, with the focus on a past unknown to even Amelia Gray Amanda Stevens turns up the dial on the spooky and suspense level First and foremost with The Restorer this book gave me nightmares It all worth it in the end Leaving behind Charleston with the sultry setting Stevens takes Amelia and the readers to an isolated mountain town Asher Falls surround by water and mountains Buried under the town and the water lurks one of the two cemeteries that was flooded by a dam, with ghosts of those buried in a state of unrest looking for justice, and in the mountains lays a dark evil that feeds on the greed and power hunger of the people of the town Amelia feels the unrest, still feels drawn the odd little town like a calling, a feeling of having been there before, a need Still dealing with everything that happen, Amelia feels a need to get away from Charleston, she feels a pull back home and a ghost that haunts her heart Delvin, who doesn t appear in this book is still there in spirit I really missed Delvin, but we re given another character that maybe the one to finally have Ameila s heart in the form of Thane Thane hides behind the mask of a charming carefree man who truly is a complex and caring man that does give Delvin a run for his money Of course there is no real romance in the book, AS only gives you tiny hints and then once something dark lurks close by Thane is the grandson of the wealthy local Pell Asher, behind many of the bad things that has happens to the town Ameila hired by the local historical society to redo the rich Asher s family and now local cemetery What she uncovers will change her whole life forever and that of those who live in Asher Falls Amelia at times goes against her better judgment in staying at a place filled with a lot of danger, I wonder where her head was at, if she kept getting hurt, attacked in this town Like her, I wouldn t have been able to just pack my bags and leave with to many clues adding up to something bigger The first half of the book gives you lots of spook moments set in a haze of clues Slowly through the daze the author just puts the reader through the ringer with some heartbreaking, heart stopping moments There s a hint of dark magic, and evil that wants Amelia for itself, and uses some pretty evil people to get the job done AS gives and takes with the story, plot and characters with many of the eye opening revels leaving some heavy omissions and unanswered questions, and one hellva a cliffhanger that will leave the third book open for even startlingly surprises.


  6. says:

    Una serie incre ble nica Realmente poco puedo decir o a adir sobre lo ya dicho, pero la autora consigue con esta segunda parte un relato m s oscuro y siniestro, capaz de hacernos sentir el mal que asola en Asher Falls M gico


  7. says:

    Excepto las ltimas 50 p ginas la autora no ha sabido atraparme en la historia Seguro que cosa m a, dadas las buenas cr ticas que tiene la novela.No he entendido muchas cosas esa relaci n con Thane no recuerdo si se escribe as con esas escenas que ni merecen comentarse entre ambos, no s si tanto sigue pensando en Devlin ser a para ella les diera suficiente importancia, no Y ese responsable de todo_ No s , como si ella, que no tiene pareja necesitara excusas esa moraleja no me ha gustadoEn general me ha gustado la ambientaci n y todos los personajes secundarios, pero mi gran pero es que la historia en general me la imagin antes de llegar ni tan siguiera a la mitad del libro y eso en una novela de suspense no me convence nada.Me sigue gustando el estilo de la autora, muy visual, algunas escenas est n muy conseguidas, pero sigue fallando con la construcci n de la protagonista Me sigue sin parecer coherente


  8. says:

    This story really disappointed me Honestly, I was expecting a whole lot from thisAfter reading the first volume, Amelia s strange characterization no longer came as a surprise But while on the first story, the mystery kept me from dwelling on a couple of things that I just found irritating in this one, the mystery wasn t all that interestingand not all that mysterious.If the book were to be evaluated only on account of his photography aspect,its so called atmosphere and scenario, it would definitely deserve a higher rating The whole underwater graveyard scenario was creepy as hellBut then let s talk about the attempted sense of creepy horror thing that tries to permeate the story.it didn t work There wasn t anything new in it, so it just become boring to read I am used to reading dark fantasy stories, namely some works by Marion Zimmer Bradley, that I read than a decade ago Stories that I liked reading back then, but I m betting that were I to read them NOW, they wouldn t get the same reaction from me Stories in which the horror descriptions are extremely linked to paranormal romance See where I am going That s what happened here A nameless EVIL, who influences everyone and everything in a small town Then you have the evil witches Then there s the powerful patriarch who rules everything from behind the scenes Clich s, clich sAnd then there s the love interest..yeah, I wish And once again, let the clich feast begin.Like what happened with the first book, The romance is just pitiable We get a new character, who s tall, and handsome This one, thankfully isn t brooding as Devlin.thank God, for that In fact I was really hoping that Amelia would have a nice, normal relationship with Thane Who unlike, Devlin, shows that he likes her But unfortunately, I m not seeing that happening ever Because the author, made perfectly clear that part of their mutual attraction was fuelled by EVIL.ugh, ugh, ugh.Could this explanation be cheesy And soap opera like So like the first story_ view spoiler remember the scene when she s with Devlin And all of a sudden you have a voyeuristic scene with ghosts Including his dead wife hide spoiler


  9. says:

    Pese a tener un inicio muy lento demasiado para mi gusto , la autora sabe solucionarlo con ese aire misterioso y tenebroso que hace que no te despegues de sus p ginas La parte del gran misterio ya intu a por donde iban a ir los tiros, pero me ha gustado much simo ese giro del final, ha descuadrado todos mis esquemas.Pero sigo diciendo lo mismo, siento como que Amanda mete mucha paja a la historia y luego todo lo soluciona en las ltimas p ginas Le doy el 4 por el ambiente y por la forma de escribir.Y lo digo como lo siento, Thane da mil vueltas a Devlin.


  10. says:

    amo a esta mujer Me encanta como escribe y sus historias aunque extra e a Devlin.