Road to Winter (Fae's Captive, #2)
The fae king is growing on me. Every touch, look, and night spent in his arms is slowly melting my resistance. When his feral side takes over, something inside me wants to let go and give him everything. With each passing day, the pull is getting harder to deny. But the road to the winter realm is full of danger, and I need to concentrate on finding my way home, not on the promises of pleasure Leander whispers in my ear at night. Even so, how long can I resist the intoxicating kiss of winter? Author's Note: This is book 2 in the Fae's Captive Series. Be sure to read book 1 first, or risk being lost in the enchanted woods with a growly fae king.

Road to Winter (Fae's Captive, #2) Details

TitleRoad to Winter (Fae's Captive, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 19th, 2019
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fairies, Fae, Romance, Paranormal, Magic, Fantasy Romance

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Road to Winter (Fae's Captive, #2) Review

  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    January 1, 1970
    So Road to Winter continued the story right where we left off in book one.After there interactions with the Obsidian witch Selena Tayler, Beth, Leander and Gareth resume their journey towards the winter kingdom.There is obviously secrets surrounding Taylor: ones that she seems unaware of herself.A mysterious ancient prophecy concerning Taylor so it will certainly be interesting to see where this is ultimately heading.This does have a sensual and much more animalistic vibe than its predecessor: y So Road to Winter continued the story right where we left off in book one.After there interactions with the Obsidian witch Selena Tayler, Beth, Leander and Gareth resume their journey towards the winter kingdom.There is obviously secrets surrounding Taylor: ones that she seems unaware of herself.A mysterious ancient prophecy concerning Taylor so it will certainly be interesting to see where this is ultimately heading.This does have a sensual and much more animalistic vibe than its predecessor: yet Taylor and Leander are still yet to seal the deal here.Again this was an engaging fun short read: really about sixty to ninety minutes worth depending on your reading speed.Really wish this were longer than the bite-size offerings we are given.No mind this is still such an enjoyable endeavour.This again ended on a cliffhanger so really hope the next instalment is out soon.Reviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttps://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/www.beckiebookworm.com
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Fae's Captive: Road to Winter by Lily Archer is book 2 in the Fae's Captive Series. This continues the story of Taylor and Leander, so you really need to read the previous book 'Fae's Captive' to fully understand and enjoy this one. This is such a great series you just don't want to miss out on any of their story. Taylor is still working to deal with the new realm she is in and working to get back home. But her growing feelings and desire for Leander is making it hard to resist his temptation. T Fae's Captive: Road to Winter by Lily Archer is book 2 in the Fae's Captive Series. This continues the story of Taylor and Leander, so you really need to read the previous book 'Fae's Captive' to fully understand and enjoy this one. This is such a great series you just don't want to miss out on any of their story. Taylor is still working to deal with the new realm she is in and working to get back home. But her growing feelings and desire for Leander is making it hard to resist his temptation. There is danger too working toward the winter realm. So this continues the underline story in addition to Taylor and Leander working through their feelings. This series i keeping me on the edge of my seat... I need more soon... I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Loved this series~
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  •  Rosebud
    January 1, 1970
    King Leander has successfully escaped the court of the Summer Realm with Taylor though they won't really be safe until they reach his home in the Winter Realm. It quickly becomes apparent that there are those who don't want them to reach the Winter Realm. With the aid of his second in command Gareth, Leander is up to the challenge of protecting his mate from Obsidians, attacking beasts, and bounty hunters alike, though they still have to travel through the most dangerous part of their journey, t King Leander has successfully escaped the court of the Summer Realm with Taylor though they won't really be safe until they reach his home in the Winter Realm. It quickly becomes apparent that there are those who don't want them to reach the Winter Realm. With the aid of his second in command Gareth, Leander is up to the challenge of protecting his mate from Obsidians, attacking beasts, and bounty hunters alike, though they still have to travel through the most dangerous part of their journey, the Red Plains, where the blood thirsty Vundi reside. The one thing he's not able to do is court Taylor in the manner she deserves, complicated by the fact they speak different languages. Though he's been able to use a translator, how much can one really communicate their love to another in a meaningful way....***This is the second installment in the 'Fae's Captive' series which has the look and feel of a serial series. Additionally, major cliffhanger ending. Impossible to read as a stand alone, readers have to have read Fae's Captive prior to this one. Enjoyable read though for the purchase price I'd suggest waiting for the box set or risk being as frustrated as I am as the cliffie does make it impossible to get closure without knowing the rest of the story .... and .... the mystery element solution. In previous book I felt Gareth & Beth were stand out secondary characters. In this one I have fingers crossed for Selene & Brannon. Two possibles which give me thoughts that this series will have an unlimited of possible future installments before I can get closure.
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  • Andrea Koopaloop
    January 1, 1970
    well not much really happened in this one- the books are so short I would call these more like short stories than novels.All we really got was another few assassination attempts, and more pushing for Leander to claim his mate. But its cool, because feral fae instincts?
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  • Claypot_Reads - Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    I am LOVING this series. Dark fae, witches, high courts & fated mates. It’s a fantastic slow burn that has everything I love about fantasy. Can’t wait for book 3.
  • Rhiannon Chillingworth
    January 1, 1970
    Again, lots of potential (although I'd like it if the female MC was a bit more kick ass) but these tiny books feel like you're getting the story piece by piece, which is annoying really!
  • Gabrielle Drumm
    January 1, 1970
    Great storyFascinating story. All the characters are believable, entertaining and the story is well thought out. It’s got all the essential Fae elements but too short :(
  • Erin Dall
    January 1, 1970
    Still too short a read!These books need to be longer and not end with cliff hangers!!!The humor and banter plus the sexual teasing are great! Also the mystery of who the king beyond the mountain and why Taylor are so special still need to be answered!
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    *You must read book 1 of Fae's Captive to understand the story*These books are super short, taking me less than a day to read. I am really enjoying the series; however, I wish I had started the series once all books were completed. The author does end each book on a cliffhanger; in the middle of an intense scene. That being said, I really enjoy the quick-paced read. It's a break from the daunting 1000 pages books I tend to gravitate towards. Truly, the author could combine 3 books into one and I *You must read book 1 of Fae's Captive to understand the story*These books are super short, taking me less than a day to read. I am really enjoying the series; however, I wish I had started the series once all books were completed. The author does end each book on a cliffhanger; in the middle of an intense scene. That being said, I really enjoy the quick-paced read. It's a break from the daunting 1000 pages books I tend to gravitate towards. Truly, the author could combine 3 books into one and I'd still frantically flip thru the pages. Archer did a great job in writing a story that will sweep you off your feet, the way Leander is doing to Taylor. Their love story is as quick-paced as the books! In Road to Winter Leander, Fae kind of the winter realm, is traveling back to his realm from the summer realm with his mate, Taylor, best warrior Gareth, and Taylor's new friend and rescued slave Beth. Along the journey they run into a few hiccups, Taylor's pull towards Leander deepens and she begins to have doubts about trying to return to her alternate universe, and the tension between Beth and Gareth is touched on as well. The author, again, end the book at a pivotal moment in the story...thank goodness the 3rd book comes out at the end of March. Not too long to wait! I'll admit that I've already pre-ordered the 3rd book and marked my calendar with it's release date.
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  • Allie Angi
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, not cool! Why won't you give us the mating scene!!! Even poor Beth is dying for it... and she doesn't even have a mate!Aside from the fact that we are all left thirsting for that incredible mating scene, the story moves along further to reveal the dangers that lurk everywhere. Leander as king of the winter realm is being chased down by the king beyond the mountain, and in the most deadly ways. As Leander and Gareth make their way to the winter realm, they face adversities and fight to protec Ok, not cool! Why won't you give us the mating scene!!! Even poor Beth is dying for it... and she doesn't even have a mate!Aside from the fact that we are all left thirsting for that incredible mating scene, the story moves along further to reveal the dangers that lurk everywhere. Leander as king of the winter realm is being chased down by the king beyond the mountain, and in the most deadly ways. As Leander and Gareth make their way to the winter realm, they face adversities and fight to protect the human changelings that are under their protection. One of these changelings is Taylor, Leander's mate, who is also fighting her own personal battle. She was intent on finding her way back to the human world, but as the days pass she grows closer to Leander. As much as wants to fight the bond between them, it is getting harder with each passing day to deny what Leander (and pretty much anyone near them!) feels for her. We see Taylor catch herself in thinking of Leander as belonging to her and whenever they are in close physical proximity (which is often) his feral fae side takes over and insists on consummating the mating claim. As this was not complicated enough, they find themselves caught in a trap. Leander will be forced to face his biggest fear; losing Taylor.How long will Leander resist the feral fae within? Can Taylor continue to deny her own desires? Will they make it out alive?
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  • Ciru
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 Stars.While I was in love with book one, book two just did not cut it for me in some aspects.We still have unanswered questions in this book, why did Cecile send Taylor to the fae realm and who is Cecile in the grand scheme of things?Who is the King beyond the mountain? Unless there is another book after book three, we need a hint/revelation as to who this is by now.What is this great prophesy that Taylor is at the centre of?What is up with Taylor's chain/amulet? Because I definitely would 3.75 Stars.While I was in love with book one, book two just did not cut it for me in some aspects.We still have unanswered questions in this book, why did Cecile send Taylor to the fae realm and who is Cecile in the grand scheme of things?Who is the King beyond the mountain? Unless there is another book after book three, we need a hint/revelation as to who this is by now.What is this great prophesy that Taylor is at the centre of?What is up with Taylor's chain/amulet? Because I definitely would have expected Leander to have seen it when they had the sun bathing scene and Leander definitely knows there's something there, why has she not shared this with him and how will it impact all that is going on?Is there something also going on between Lenetia+Gareth?These and many more questions remain unanswered. The heat factor also goes up a bit in this book with the tension between Taylor+Leander making him almost go beastly. But still, it is not full on smut, just some heavy petting.I just want book three to be the conclusion and for all my questions to be answered, but by the end of book two, this seems unlikely.
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  • lauren
    January 1, 1970
    ShortPoor choice to the author for splitting up one book to make it two, smh, this book is like two hours long and so is the first one, it makes me not want to even finish this series knowing good and we'll this author is going to break this down to a ridiculous short read just to make sure she can make a few more bucks. with that being the case this is going to be a dragged out series when it should have never been one in the first place. That's something I can't respect. As for the story it wa ShortPoor choice to the author for splitting up one book to make it two, smh, this book is like two hours long and so is the first one, it makes me not want to even finish this series knowing good and we'll this author is going to break this down to a ridiculous short read just to make sure she can make a few more bucks. with that being the case this is going to be a dragged out series when it should have never been one in the first place. That's something I can't respect. As for the story it was ok, I liked it but find issues with somethings, for him being all and a powerful king of the winter realm he seems to be getting handle at every turn? And why is he always sending his mate to run knowing dang well it never pans out, she gets hurts constantly the minute she leaves his side, just keep her by u dude, for heavens sake. Anyways short read both books could have just been one, next book is not out till mid March and if I was a betting women is say another short read that just p****** u off. I recommend that u wait until this whole series is out before beginning to read this whole series
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  • Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    2/5 - “Okay, I’m beyond confused.” - Beth (who changed her name in the second part of the series?)... couldn’t agree with you more, Beth for now. This second installment was boring, confusing, totally leads the reader on and gives minuscule nuggets of interest, like the fact that her college roommate was from the Summer Court. I’m not even sure I care about reading the conclusion. The pop culture references were not well placed, especially when talking to 1200 year old fae. They don’t know what 2/5 - “Okay, I’m beyond confused.” - Beth (who changed her name in the second part of the series?)... couldn’t agree with you more, Beth for now. This second installment was boring, confusing, totally leads the reader on and gives minuscule nuggets of interest, like the fact that her college roommate was from the Summer Court. I’m not even sure I care about reading the conclusion. The pop culture references were not well placed, especially when talking to 1200 year old fae. They don’t know what Star Wars or Lord of the Rings is in the least. Everything that made part one fun and interesting seemed contrived in this novella. We still don’t know what Taylor is, or why she’s important. At times this book ran the line of becoming a very bad interpretation of the ACOTAR series. I’m just saying there are a lot of similarities. There’s a whole lot of MINE and wanting to claim and mark mates but it’s not happening. With a mating bond their should be the insta-bond element and it’s not happening. It’s becoming annoying.
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    Read with Kindle Unlimited.3 & 1/2 stars rounded up.Again, my biggest gripe is the way this series is split. This book is more of a novella than an actual book. If I hadn't had KU, I would have skipped this series because of the length & price combo (have to get my money's worth if I'm buying). Apparently, there will be 2 more books for the series for Leander & Taylor with book 3 coming out in the end of March of 2019. The story is enjoyable, though this book seems to have a few plac Read with Kindle Unlimited.3 & 1/2 stars rounded up.Again, my biggest gripe is the way this series is split. This book is more of a novella than an actual book. If I hadn't had KU, I would have skipped this series because of the length & price combo (have to get my money's worth if I'm buying). Apparently, there will be 2 more books for the series for Leander & Taylor with book 3 coming out in the end of March of 2019. The story is enjoyable, though this book seems to have a few places that dragged a bit. I still love Leander, what an awesome character he is, the author did a great job with him. But Taylor -I'm still on the fence for her as a main character. I still haven't developed a like for her, just not seeing it after 2 books, so not sure if she can turn the corner -for me to like her at this point.
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  • Ann Noell
    January 1, 1970
    Love Love this amazing adventure! Twist's and turns and so much fun and I don't even mind the cliffhanger ending LOL....... People still upset about cliffhanger's and price of books. If they paid attention to the reviews they would know about these issues and if they have a problem with cliffhanger's then stay away from this series. About the price of the books, as I have said, I have Kindle unlimited so I read them for free - but I do not think $2.99 is to much for a book I enjoy so much! I hav Love Love this amazing adventure! Twist's and turns and so much fun and I don't even mind the cliffhanger ending LOL....... People still upset about cliffhanger's and price of books. If they paid attention to the reviews they would know about these issues and if they have a problem with cliffhanger's then stay away from this series. About the price of the books, as I have said, I have Kindle unlimited so I read them for free - but I do not think $2.99 is to much for a book I enjoy so much! I have paid more for books that have had great reviews and I was disappointed with. For me, I am happily looking forward to the next book due out on 3-22. I can't wait to see where this Grand Adventure takes me!
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  • Karen Graham ballinger
    January 1, 1970
    Great and DisappointingThese are NOT books...it's just a few pages and every time something happens it stops so you have to purchase the next. if this author would stop calling these books and just put them all together to actually make it a book that would be great. I'd give it 5 stars but this really ticks me off that she's doing this like this. I'd love to find out how this ends but I won't be reading anything else of hers because i HATE when authors do thus. Very irritating. Other than that Great and DisappointingThese are NOT books...it's just a few pages and every time something happens it stops so you have to purchase the next. if this author would stop calling these books and just put them all together to actually make it a book that would be great. I'd give it 5 stars but this really ticks me off that she's doing this like this. I'd love to find out how this ends but I won't be reading anything else of hers because i HATE when authors do thus. Very irritating. Other than that I love these characters but this is ridiculous at best. Again, I won't be reading anything else by her because the cliffhangers and the fact that she only puts about 60 pages in it and calls it a book.
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  • Ericka Gutierrez
    January 1, 1970
    Once again Archer has taken us into her beautiful world and picked up right where the story left off in book 1. I couldn’t put this one down either and it felt like possibly the story was even shorter than the first one. The characters continue to captivate me and the world they are in seems full of all sorts of surprises. I loved this story and I really can’t wait to see how everything turns out. Which is why I am dying again from another cliffhanger and will be stuck wondering what happens nex Once again Archer has taken us into her beautiful world and picked up right where the story left off in book 1. I couldn’t put this one down either and it felt like possibly the story was even shorter than the first one. The characters continue to captivate me and the world they are in seems full of all sorts of surprises. I loved this story and I really can’t wait to see how everything turns out. Which is why I am dying again from another cliffhanger and will be stuck wondering what happens next for a month. Please, please, please no more cliffhangers! If you can get past that one downfall this series is really worth reading and will quickly have you falling in love just as I did.
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  • Nickcole
    January 1, 1970
    This book was phenomenal but again I wish it was A LOT longer. Lily Archer is a spectacular writer that has a talent of drawing you into her stories and they make you laugh, cry, cheer and most of all they make your heart melt. This story picks up right where we left off with the obsidian witch capturing Taylor and now Leander is all feral and on the chase for this soulmate. It’s seems that Taylor has an unsuspecting power that we are learning along the way. Maybe she belongs in fae realm more t This book was phenomenal but again I wish it was A LOT longer. Lily Archer is a spectacular writer that has a talent of drawing you into her stories and they make you laugh, cry, cheer and most of all they make your heart melt. This story picks up right where we left off with the obsidian witch capturing Taylor and now Leander is all feral and on the chase for this soulmate. It’s seems that Taylor has an unsuspecting power that we are learning along the way. Maybe she belongs in fae realm more then she thinks. I’m on a 21 count down until book 3 is released. Hopefully we get answers and a steamy love scene.
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  • Ivey colangelo
    January 1, 1970
    Too shortOkay, so I’m going to be abnormally harsh right now because this story is intriguing and I’ve liked it so far... but I have a major issue with the length of each novel. If you can’t write an entire novel, don’t try! It’s frustrating. These are so short. Literally maybe 100-200 pages and always end in a major cliffhanger. I’m angry because the author has much more potential than this. These first two books in this series easily could have been combined to make one book and even then, it Too shortOkay, so I’m going to be abnormally harsh right now because this story is intriguing and I’ve liked it so far... but I have a major issue with the length of each novel. If you can’t write an entire novel, don’t try! It’s frustrating. These are so short. Literally maybe 100-200 pages and always end in a major cliffhanger. I’m angry because the author has much more potential than this. These first two books in this series easily could have been combined to make one book and even then, it would have been short. Please write a full length novel, even if it is a series.
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  • Jumms
    January 1, 1970
    I guessSo this was a bit better than the last book. great pacing but the cliffhanger endings are the worst. Just when the story is picking up, things end. It kind of kills thing. The stories still feel a bit short as well. You do get vested in Leander and Taylor. I do think Taylor and Beth do something quite stupid here but it opens up to another portion of the plot. I still wish things were developed a bit more. Debating on of I want to keep going. I feel a bit cheated.
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  • Ri
    January 1, 1970
    Beyond hookedWhen one of your favorite authors recommends a book you read it. Right now I am cursing her because I'm hooked on this series and it just ended on a cliffhanger. I need to know what happens now. The tendon building between these characters is magnetic. There is humor and so many unknowns that I'm so thoroughly sucked in to this story that it is painful to find out what is going to happen.Cannot wait for the next book. Like seriously, I cannot wait...
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  • marcia hopkins
    January 1, 1970
    Great Short Read...HoweverI really and enjoying this read and love the characters so far. I am however a little confused as to why this is broken up into so many pieces. The book literally starts immediately in the next chapter from the beginning. I've never read a series that literally starts exactly at the chapter it let off. I get maybe wanting to give readers quick short reads but I would have loved to finish this in one read because it's so short.
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  • Konny
    January 1, 1970
    Part two of the Fae's Captive:Taylor was captivated by the dangerous witch and was enlightened about some things, including more danger to come to them.Taylor and Leander are on their way to his kingdom, but it's not smooth traveling . There are too much enemies to fight or to flee from. Taylor and Leander grow closer, but she still wants to leave for her homeworld. The idea alone makes Leander go crazy. Their feelings grow and now I need the next part, bad.
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  • Kaycee
    January 1, 1970
    I'm never really a fan of "journey" books where the characters travel forever and have seemingly random episodic interactions, but this one definitely held my interest just like the first. I wish these books were longer and that more happened in one book rather than breaking it up into a million little ones. I'm excited to see where Lily goes with this series, though, and am looking forward to book 3.
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  • Aleia L
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like I should’ve waited until all the books were out before starting since I’m sad I have to wait for the next book!😂 This book picks up where the first left off. Still very interesting! I want to know who this king beyond the mountains guy is! Taylor is starting to get used to Leander. She still wants to go home but the longer she’s with Leander the more unsure she becomes. After the group gets out of danger they walk right into more. Hopefully there’s some claiming in the next book!
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  • Laura Pond
    January 1, 1970
    Yet again too shortSame praise and criticisms as the last book. I am invested in these characters, but it feels like the author doesn't want to invest in me. The writing is captivating, I literally read this book in one sitting immediately after finishing the first, but there's no payout. I shouldn't feel led on. Eagerly awaiting the next instalment.
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  • Faith
    January 1, 1970
    Good, but horrendously shortI like the plot and world building, but the books are extremely short. It takes no more than 2 hours tops to finish one. 30 minutes in and you’re already half way done. They also leave off in weird places. Like the forced cliffhanger endings from 90’s sitcoms. Great potential, just needs a little more meat.
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  • Leilani Diaz
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsI really do wish this was a full blown novel. It's missing lots of world building and character development. I feel as though the story is moving to fast and nothing is really happening all at once. There seems to be some kind of danger with every scene and there is no breathing room to keep up with the books pace.
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  • Maisha
    January 1, 1970
    Love it !!!I am so into this series...I can't get enough of the two main characters...and I also like Gareth and Beth characters as well..so let's see what's happen in the next books so ready so ready..keep up the good job Lily Archer
  • Chloe (QuothTheBookLover)
    January 1, 1970
    Again a super quick, entertaining read. Even shorter than the last one which sucked but it was super fun and I still really like the characters and I’m actually really invested in this world! I’m looking forward to the next one!
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