Arc Review – The Obsidian Butterfly by Lani Forbes

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February 5, 2022 by ceresbooksworld

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The Obsidian Butterfly by Lani Forbes

Book two in The Age of The Seventh Sun Trilogy

Publisher : Blackstone Publishing

Publication Date : february 15th, 2022

Source : eArc from netgalley

Rating : Evil Love


To the Chicome people, an eclipse is a time of terror. When darkness falls, the barrier separating the heavens and the earth becomes unstable. Then come the ravening Tzitzimime–the star demons who thirst for human blood. Mayana and Ahkin know the full extent of the coming danger, but they must gather support or the Chicome Empire is doomed.

As the eclipse nears, many maneuver for power in this deadly game of worlds ending.

Metzi, Ahkin’s treacherous sister, has seized control of the empire with the aid of the malevolent goddess known as the Obsidian Butterfly. But Metzi has no idea what the goddess has in store …

Yemania and Ochix face the wrath of both their peoples. Their forbidden liaison may draw ancient enemies together … or rip the young lovers apart forever.

And the princesses who battled fiercely for Ahkin’s heart in The Seventh Sun meet again–but this time, they must join forces in order to survive.

As for Ahkin and Mayana, the entire empire seems to want to keep them apart. Can their love endure the end of the world?


First of all, let’s talk about this cover, it’s absolutely beautiful, like all the other covers of the trilogy.

Then, if you haven’t read the first two books, what are you waiting for? This series is great, you will find action, adventure, love, friendship, betrayal and Gods.

Last but not least, Lani Forbes is a talented author and she is fighting against the disease. By buying her books you help her and if you want to do more there is also a Go Fund Me campaign.

Let’s talk about this last book, we find Ahkin and Mayana who managed to get out of the Underworld, unfortunately they are made prisoner by Ochix’s father. The goddess called the Obsidian Butterfly acquires much more power and even if her plans are thwarted at times, with the help of Metzi and Ochix’s father she achieves her goals.

I love all the main characters in this book, Mayana has a hard time understanding Ometeotl’s decisions but in the end she will understand why Ometeotl has done all this. Ahkin is beginning to emancipate himself and understand that the Emperor is him and that he doesn’t have to listen to the advice of his advisors.

I love Yemania and Ochix, they are both adorable and frankly they both have father issues.

As far as the other princesses go, they are absolutely great too.

I really enjoyed this last book and the entire trilogy, I had murderous urges at times on some of the characters. The parents and counselors are truly vile beings.

I hope with all my heart that we will get more stories from Lani Forbes because she has a real gift for telling them and taking us to another time.

Quick Word: A trilogy to read urgently.


Tout d’abord est ce que l’on parler de cette couverture, elle est absolument magnifique, comme toutes les autres couvertures de la trilogie d’ailleurs.

Ensuite, si vous n’avez pas lu les deux premiers tomes qu’attendez-vous pour le faire ? Cette série est géniale, vous y trouverez de l’action, de l’aventure, de l’amour, de l’amitié, de la trahison et des Dieux.

Enfin, Lani Forbes est une auteure de talent et elle se bat contre la maladie. En achetant ses livres vous contribuez à l’aider et si vous voulez faire plus il y a aussi une campagne Go Fund Me.

Parlons enfin de ce dernier livre, on retrouve Ahkin et Mayana qui ont réussi à sortir du Monde Soutterain, malheureusement ils sont faits prisonnier par le père d’Ochix. La déesse appelée le Papillon Obsidien acquiert beaucoup plus de pouvoir et même si ses plans sont déjoués par moment, avec l’aide de Metzi et du père d’Ochix elle arrive à ses fins.

J’adore tous les personnages principaux de ce livre, Mayana a du mal à comprendre les décisions d’Ometeotl mais au final elle comprendra pourquoi cette dernière a fait tout cela. Ahkin commence à s’émanciper et à comprendre que l’Empereur c’est lui et qu’il ne doit pas forcément écouter les conseils de ses conseillers.

J’adore Yemania et Ochix, ils sont adorables tous les deux et franchement ils ont tous les deux des problèmes paternels.

En ce qui concerne les autres princesses, elles aussi sont absolument géniales.

J’ai beaucoup aimé ce dernier tome et la trilogie complète, j’ai eu des envies de meurtre parfois sur certains personnages. Les parents et les conseillers sont vraiment des êtres ignobles.

J’espère de tout mon cœur que nous aurons droit à d’autres histoires de Lani Forbes parce qu’elle a un vrai don pour les raconter et nous faire voyager dans une autre époque.

En bref : Une trilogie à lire de toute urgence.

About the author

Lani Forbes is the daughter of a librarian and an ex-drug smuggling surfer (which explains her passionate love of the ocean and books). A former teacher turned trauma counselor, her passion is showing readers the transformative and encouraging power of story on the human experience. A California native whose parents live in Mexico, Lani now resides in the Pacific Northwest where she stubbornly wears flip flops no matter how cold it gets. She is a proud nerd, Gryffindor, and member of Romance Writers of America and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


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