As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confidant, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.
Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon's opponents. That includes infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers, and figuring out how to stop Tohon's most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead - human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.
War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible…again.
©2012 Maria V. Snyder (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Another solid book in a very entertaining series. This book picked up right where the last book left off and just like the first, I found it hard to put it down. Avry had a few dumb moments in this book that made her character a little uneven. She would seem so strong and capable and smart in some ways and then incredibly naive and slow to pick up on clues that seemed super obvious. But overall, it was a good book. And I'm looking forward to reading the third book when it comes out. Sucks to have to wait until the Fall!!!
I enjoyed her earlier books; however the last 3 she put out seem to be written for a much younger audience. The story is silly and the characters are supposed to be adults, yet they act, think and behave like young teens at times. They make ridiculous decisions then spend a good deal of the story justifying the decisions or overcome the consequence of those decisions.
I don’t remember her other books doing this. But again maybe my taste in books has changed.
This is the second book of a trilogy. The story picks up pace in this book as you are kept guessing as to who is good or evil. The conflict of who will rule the land from the fist book, becomes even more tangled with addition of more contenders. The main character continues her struggle to preserve life and goodness during a time when people find it easier to stray to unsavory ways. The plot is exciting and unpredictable. Hard to put this one down.
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