House of Eclipses by Casey L Bond

This is the first book in the Duology

Capture his heart.Steal his crown.Free my kingdom. 

Noor is the unwanted, unloved third born of the Aten, chosen vessel of the sun goddess, Sol. While she has no chance at inheriting her father’s title, what she truly longs for is peace from his unrelenting hatred. Hope builds that she may finally be able to claim that reprieve when a missive arrives from the House of the Moon.

The new Lumin, chosen of the moon god, Lumos, seeks to broker peace with the Kingdom of Helios for the first time in ages. He envisions open trade routes and an end to archaic rivalries. His dedication to this cause extends to visions of a union between the two families by marrying one of Aten’s daughters, if one of the matches is a fit.

Driven by his own twisted agenda, Noor’s father is willing to sacrifice his daughters as pawns to steal the crown for him to further his despotic reign, pitting sister against sister in a brutal battle for power. But Noor must come out the victor, either by capturing the Lumin’s heart or stealing his crown. For whomever wears the crown of moonlight, holds the power of the moon itself. With such strength at her command, she could finally defeat her tyrannical father.

Yet this endeavor cannot be accomplished without great sacrifice. As Noor learns more about Lumin Caelum, guilt over her betrayal consumes her, burning hot as the sun itself. If only he wasn’t kind, and selfless, and exactly what she wanted. If only she had greater dominion over her heart…

Can Noor carry out her plan and end her father’s vile reign? Or will unlikely alliances allow a new day to dawn?

One author I know I will enjoy any book that is by Casey Bond and House of Eclipses is no different.

House of Eclipse sees Noor try and get out of her fathers’ grasp as well as do the right thing for her people. There is definitely more but I don’t want to ruin it!

I enjoyed seeing the different cultures between the Kingdom of Helios and the people of Lumos. They were the same in a way but due to the climate differences between the two they still had their unique differences.

The characters were all interesting as had the unique differences even those who were related. I really loved Noor and Caelum, not just because they were the main couple. The other characters that stood out was of course the Aten, Citali, Beron and Vada. Noor and Carlin’s interactions as well as the development of their relationship even under the circumstances was wonderful.

House of Eclipses couldn’t be without Sol and Lumos. Sol and Lumos are the centre of the story as well as how the main characters have their power. I loved being introduced to the Sphinx of Helios and the Wolvern of Lumina.

I adored the ending but I can’t wait to see what comes next!


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