Excellent story and a great follow up to The First Fear. The story is paced well, with plenty of action, deceit, and intrigue, which really set the story up for a spectacular finish.
I really would give this book 4.5 stars because there are some errors throughout the book as far as missing words in sentences, spelling (like misspelling a characters name), etc. Not enough that makes the book unreadable by any means, but you do noticed them.
Overall, I would highly recommend the Empowered Ones series! Definitely a story worth reading!