Allegiance

Allegiance

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"He couldn't help his past any more than he could help the way those intense, deep blue eyes pierced me and held me captive."
An eighteen-year-old queen in love with the enemy as their countries pass the point of no return
Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic-user known as the Overlord. Alera doesn't truly believe Narian will fight against Hytanicauntil Cokyrian troops attack with Narian commanding the charge.
Faced with the greatest betrayal a heart can know, Alera must set aside personal feelings and lead her kingdom through its darkest time. And when all hope, will and courage seem lost, she must find strength and remember that even the blackest night must have a dawn."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 135 x 206 x 36mm | 363g
  • Don Mills, Ont.
  • English
  • Original
  • 0373210434
  • 9780373210435
  • 69,360

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3,599 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 37% (1,329)
4 33% (1,174)
3 22% (806)
2 6% (201)
1 2% (89)

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Alera is now Queen with King Steldor by her side. Yet she still feels nothing in her heart for him. There�???�??�?�¢??s much at stake now that he is king. A growing threat of Coykri soldiers lie in their midst and when someone is kidnapped, that is when the action and intrigue start to happen. I felt a little winded reading Allegiance only because nothing exciting happened in the first 200 pages. I almost stopped reading all together but I dared to push on so I can find out what happened to Narian. Why he left in the first place was what I needed to know and was probably the reason I kept on reading. As like the other book I was a tad disappointed as well. It wasn�???�??�?�¢??t the greatest story ever told nor was it the worst. I almost wished Alera fell in love with her bodyguard instead. London is one hero I�???�??�?�¢??d love to be stuck together with that�???�??�?�¢??s for sure. I definitely will read book three just so I know the ending.show more
by Giselle SM
There is no question that Legacy left one of the most uncool cliffhangers that I have ever faced in the history of reading. Whether or not it served as a ploy to get readers to pick up the next installment, I must admit that I am glad that I gave Cayla Kluver another chance because Allegiance was absolutely heartbreakingly good in the sense that one character made the story come to life for me. THE GOOD BITS {Falling in love with the "bad guy"} I can accept Alera's scandalous love for the Cokyrian enemy Narian that was established in Legacy, but honestly I just do not see the magic between them. I also accepted that Steldor, Alera's more proper suitor, may be a jerk to the nth degree who hit the jackpot of marrying Alera and becoming King of Hytanica. Steldor was one of those hot guys with a not-so-hot personality in Legacy and I did not expect much from him in Book 2, so how is it that he wormed his way into my heart by the end of Allegiance? No one was more surprised than I to find that Steldor's arrogance hid a more vulnerable young man who also had a heart capable of breaking. {WAR! What is it good for?} Legacy set up the stage, but Allegiance finally delivers its promises of war between Cokyri and Hytanica. Granted, there is still the pretty political dance of back-stabbing, but as the Cokyrians start to show their true colors, Alera and her kingdom are left with no choice but to defend themselves. Cayla Kluver has woved complications upon complications into the story, and the results will sure to catch readers off-guard in the best possible manner. It might seem too neatly tied together albeit not quite the way Alera would have hoped, but I suspect that no matter how trim the bow on top of the box is, the bomb inside will be sure to deliver kingdom come when Book 3 releases. THE BAD BITS {How do you solve a problem like Alera?} Okay, she did not drive me as nuts as she did in Legacy, but I still do not care for her terribly much. In my eyes, Alera is simply a figurehead for Hytanica, but she continues to lack the ability to take care of herself or her kingdom and does not appreciate a good man when he is standing in right front of her. Which is not her fault because I know she wants to be more strong and independent - and honestly I cannot control her wayward heart. Yet I am still waiting for her to catch up to my expectations. When Steldor manages to steal the show away from Alera, I feel like that has to mean something has gone curiously off-center. THE OVERALL Allegiance rescues readers from the cliffs of Legacy, and it plops down to where the story starts to get good and twisty. Cayla Kluver has intricately crafted an elaborate story with an unexpected romance of doomed proportions, and I cannot remember encountering a more fascinating character who completely changes my initial perceptions of them since something blue.show more
by theEPICrat
Allegiance by Cayla Kluver Some books stay in my head longer than others. After all the books I've read for my library's teen reading challenge, this one has stayed with me the longest. The cover is the thing that got me the most. I mean how can you not love a girl in a long swaying dress riding on horse back with the guy of her dreams? I am a sucker when it comes to royalty. Alera is my favorite character. She accepts the cards she's been dealt with: a prearranged marriage to a man her father has chosen and the loss of her one true love-now turned enemy. There is never a dull moment. The plot is wonderful with many twists and turns. Just well you least expect, something happens. I'd categorize Cayla Kluver with Alison Weir and Carolly Erickson. I can not wait to see her next book in the series. I know I won't be disappointed.show more
by Jenn
A huge thank you to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley for the eCopy to review. I was excited to start this book. It starts off where the first one left off, after the marriage of Alera and Steldor. I think Alera matures a lot, in the beginning of the book she acted childish, but as the story moved on her maturity did was well. In Legacy I did not like Stedlor at all, but he has changed into a completely different person. He still is as hotheaded as before, but the difference in him is a 180 in this book. I didn't know that Steldor actually has a heart beneath his pride, my feelings for him has changed. Although I'm still Team Narian! Narian didn't appear in the book until the middle, I was confused about him and his intentions. Was he a threat to Alera and her kingdom? He was after all a Cokyrian. Just like in the first book, I loved London! He was brave, and cared for others. I loved to learn about his past. It was an amazing book. It takes you all over. I think it was kind of slow about half of the way in, I still love the series. It has everything, Historical fiction, fantasy, royalty and of course a love triangle! And what's better than a queen in love the enemy? I am eagerly awaiting book three, Sacrifice!show more
by Sarah
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