Posted 08/12/2021 by Stephanie in NA, Reviews / 0 Comments

Series: The Plated Prisoner #2
by Raven Kennedy
on January 11, 2021
Genres: Love & Romance, Retelling
Format: eBook
Pages: 441

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“You want to make your life easier? Then be the caged bird that you are and sing.”

For ten years, I’ve lived in a gilded cage inside King Midas’s golden castle. But one night changed everything.

Now I’m here, a prisoner of Fourth Kingdom’s army, and I’m not sure if I’m going to make it out of this in one piece. They’re marching to battle, and I’m the bargaining chip that will either douse the fire or spark a war.

At the heart of my fear, my worry, there’s him—Commander Rip.

Known for his brutality on the battlefield, his viciousness is unsurpassed. But I know the truth about what he is.


The betrayers. The murderers. The ones who nearly destroyed Orea, wiping out Seventh Kingdom in the process. Rip has power sizzling beneath this skin and glinting spikes down his spine. But his eyes—his eyes are the most compelling of all.

When he turns those black eyes on me, I feel captive for an entirely different reason.

I may be out of my cage, but I’m not free, not even close. In the game of kings and armies, I’m the gilded pawn. The question is, can I out maneuver them?

This is the captivating second book of The Plated Prisoner series. It’s an adult epic fantasy story blending romance, intrigue, and beautiful imagery. Return to the seductive story of magic inspired by the myth of King Midas, and get caught up in the world of Orea.

And the twist and turns continue!!!!

If I liked book 1, I loved book 2!! Glint picks up right where Gild left off. Auren has been “rescued” by Rip and his army. Having lived a veeeeeery sheltered life, Auren only has what Midas has told her to go off of. Midas isn’t exactly the most reliable source of information.

As she travels with Rip and his inner circle, Auren starts to see that not everything that she has been told is true. Oddly enough, she’s given more power and freedom as a prisoner than she ever had back at the palace. I loved seeing her come out of the shell that Midas had put her in.

There were TWO shocking reveals, should’ve seen one coming but boy was it good! It’s towards the ending of the book so it’s safe to say that I was left reeling wanting more!

Book 3, Gleam, is out now and it’s on my TBR pile. Really need to get to it!

This book is for anyone that likes retellings, with a heroine that has to find her voice and way in the world, this is a good book!

My only disappointment was no steamy scenes…lol Idk why but I thought we would get some, guess I’ll have to wait to see what goes on in Gleam.

About Raven Kennedy

Raven Kennedy is a tea and dark chocolate kind of girl and can often be found binge-watching The Office or The Great British Baking Show.

She enjoys writing all kinds of books, because each one brings a different experience. Whatever the genre, she hopes she creates characters you can root for.

When she’s not reading or writing, she’s with her family, probably messing up a recipe or going on a hike that she thinks she can do, but in reality she can’t because she remembers that all she does is sit at a computer all day and write her heart out.