Glow by Raven Kennedy

The basics

Title: Glow


Series: The Plated Prisoner #4

- Gild (2020)
- Glint (2021)
- Gleam (2021)
- Glow (2022)
- Gold (2023)

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Goodreads Summary:

My life has been made up of gilded lies. But death has been shaped from rot.

Like a phoenix caught fire, I will need to rise from the ashes and learn to wield my own power. Because my wings may have been clipped, but I am not in a cage, and I'm finally free to fly from the frozen kingdoms I've been kept in.

Yet the world doesn't want to let me.

That's the thing when you turn against a king—everyone else turns against you.

Good thing I have a different king in my corner.

But even with the dark threat of Slade Ravinger, the other monarchs are coming for me.

So I will fight for him and he will kill for me, and if we need to become the villains, then so be it.

Because so long as I live in this world, I won't be used again.

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What happened in Glow?

  • Queen Kaila realises King Midas is dead. She thinks Auren took some of his power, so she plans to tell everyone that Auren’s power is stealing other people’s so everyone goes after her.
  • Slade tries to un-rot Auren but a small piece of his power won’t budge. He takes her to Deadwell.
  • In a flashback, we learn Slade and Ryatt’s mother was Orean adn had divination powers. Their father was Fae with the power to break things. He broke the bridge between worlds for the Fae king so fae and humans could no longer pass.
  • Auren finally wakes up and immediately wants sex. She feels guilty about what she did back at the castle.
  • Malina is told that she is to save Seventh Kingdom.
  • Auren starts to feel weird about Drollard. There are no children and the villagers seem off.
  • Slade introduces Auren to his mother who looks very young and doesn’t speak much.
  • Slade shows Auren the rip in the world that he created. He was protecting Ryatt and his mother after his father found out that she was having an affair, and that Ryatt wasn’t his father’s child.
  • Slade, Ryatt, and his mother travelled through the rip to Orea along with everyone else living in Drollard. They’re all stuck here.
  • Auren learns to control her powers during the day and also to ungild things.
  • Slade and Auren go to Brackhill where Fourth Kingdom has its main castle. Manu is going to visit.
  • Auren wanders around the city for a bit, refusing to hide. She hears men at the market talking about her, saying that she jumps from king to king.
  • She also hears the rumour that she can steal people’s powers.
  • Manu arrives. He tells Auren that Kaila is calling her to a Conflux so they can judge whether Auren killed Midas and/or Prince Niven.
  • Manu advises Auren to testify so she can control her own narrative.
  • Fourth Kingdom has its supplies cut off and only has enough reserves for about a month.
  • Auren is kidnapped by Manu. His men stab Rissa.
  • Auren is put through a Clearing.
  • All the monarchs gather for the Conflux.
  • Auren is made to stand on runes that drain her magic. Kaila gives evidence and they find Auren guilty of stealing Midas’s power and killing him. They think she stole King Rot’s power too.
  • Auren is sentenced to death.
  • Slade arrives and rots everything 🙂
  • He tries to break Auren out but instead rips a portal into Annwyn instead. Auren has to go through or she’ll be drained and will die.
  • Ryatt and Slade head back to the other portal in Deadwell. They find the people and the rip gone. As is Slade’s power.
  • Queen Malina realises she has been working with Fae and she accidentally helped them open the bridge. Oops.

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