It took over a year and a half for this sequel, and it was worth every bit of the wait. Malnefoley was introduced in the first book, and his past and struggle to lead his people, when he’s known mostly as the Usurper, makes for delicious angst. His developing relationship with the Pet will melt hearts and leave you unable to put this book down. Here’s hoping this dark, addictive series keeps going!
Two people — known mostly by their sobriquets — are forced together to bring an end to the cruel sport of the cage fights, employed by the five clans of the Dragon Kings all attempting to win a chance at having children. But as Malnefoley finally takes the mantle of Giva, which some don’t believe he should have, and the Pet, once a slave to a crime organization guarding the secrets of procreation, emerges from her shell, they have to learn to trust each other — and the visions of the future the Pet can see.
This review originally appeared in the former RT Book Reviews, where I was a professional reviewer.