Finn the Fox, Talyn the Dark and her brother Brye return in this sprawling YA fantasy, the second book in Phillippa Ballantine’s Shifted World series, which picks up where Hunter and Fox left off and finds Talyn unbound from the sinister Casiah and allied with the Phage, the purest incarnation of her oppressed race whose intentions may not be as benevolent as they seem.
Catlin Greer’s rich, dynamic performance infuses this wonderfully diverse cast of characters with a humanism, and adds gravitas to this epic tale of fire-breathing dragons and nyker steeds present in the ever-shifting landscape of the planet Conhaero.
On the back of the dragon Wahirangi, Finn the Fox flees the world he has known. As he sets out to find the brother he never knew of, he still holds in his heart the memory of the Hunter. He has denied his love for her, but he cannot deny it forever. In the halls of the Last Believers, Talyn begins to uncover her own mysteries, but her lust for the death of the Caisah is still strong and clouds her vision. She must choose her path, as the Seer of her people or as the assassin of the overlord. Meanwhile, Byre, Talyn's brother, must venture into the fiery world of the Kindred, to rebuild the pact that his ancestors made. He will risk everything he is as he forms a new pact that will change his people forever. Dragons and myths will be reborn, as the Hunter and her Fox face each other once more.
What disappointed you about Kindred and Wings?
Not up to what I have come to expect from Philippa Ballantine. Confusing and disjointed. The narrator doesn't help by reading way too fast.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?