This is the second book in Karen Frost‘s world of gifted students at Windhall University. This one picks up right where the first one left off, so you might want to read that one first if you haven’t already.
This book is a natural growth from the first, resolving the storylines from its predecessor, but developing angst and mystery all its own. Ah, the angst of young love… The pacing of this book is faster than the first. This one builds on the foundation built in #1 (Conspiracy of The Dark), and we see the growth of Aeryn, Lyse and their friends. A secondary character takes up the mantle of his destiny as well, while others try to reshape their destinies and the Kingdom around them. The characters were all very well drawn, motivations were clear and as always, the world-building was exquisite.
There will be a book three, and I have to say, I’m glad. I was totally swept up in the world, the characters we have come to know and root for and I can’t wait to see how the war is resolved. If you enjoy well-written fantasy with a hint of darkness, danger, and dashing pacing; this book is for you. Get your copy from the publisher today!