The Stubborn Accomplice (13 Kingdoms #2) - HL Day

Return to the 13 Kingdoms series with Jack and Sebastian for more banter, fun and adventure in The Stubborn Accomplice. Out on a quest to retrieve a stolen artifact, Jack and Sebastian have plenty of run ins with trouble all the while trying to admit or not admit their feelings. Another entertaining journey with Jack the exasperated farm boy and Sebastian the light-hearted magical risk taker.

From the blurb:

A missing artifact. A kingdom of secrets. Two men versus a multitude of magical beasts.

Jack and Sebastian are on the move once more. This time, to the frozen mountains of Askophai in search of a kingdom’s missing artifact. The journey alone would be perilous enough, but how are they supposed to find something that no one can describe? And what does the mysterious man who can make himself invisible have to do with any of it?

Jack has enough of Sebastian’s secrets to deal with, without taking on a whole kingdom’s. He and Sebastian might be together, but Jack still has his doubts about their long-term future. Assuming they have one that is, given Sebastian’s penchant for walking them headlong into danger at every opportunity.

One thing’s for certain, they’re going to need an awful lot of luck to succeed in this mission and return home safely.

The Stubborn Accomplice is an 85k sequel that features trolls, magical knights, an unwanted orc suitor, a wizard only too familiar to one of the main characters, and two men who really need to get better at talking about their feelings. If you enjoyed The Reluctant Companion buckle up for more banter, magic, and adventures in the continuation of the 13 kingdoms series.

SNik's Review:

Second in series (13 Kingdoms), must be read in order. Paranormal fantasy adventure. Dual POV. 

Sebastian and Jack are promised a reward to find a stolen artifact and of course trouble and danger finds them as soon as they begin their quest. I love/hate the constant bickering/banter that at times are humorous but it also underlines that Sebastian and Jack don’t really communicate well (Jack is always annoyed with Sebastian). 

There is a lot of action and navigating meeting new people and troublesome situations they encounter along the way, and how they deal with them are fun and all very light hearted, no heavy angst here which I appreciate. 

Jack and Sebastian are committed and in love (although they have a hard time admitting it), and have found a way to work at being together that allows them to experience and grow together, sometimes taking risks and other times being happy with just being at home together. 

This series is almost too much fun and I honestly can’t get enough and since I can’t really explain why Jack and Sebastian are so enjoyable to read about I recommend giving these guys a read to see if you enjoy them as much as I do.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

The Stubborn Accomplice is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, and to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.