Continuing from Children of Blood and Bone, this book follows Zelie and Amari as they try to find a way to keep the magic they battled to bring back and find a way to lead the country. But some things they thought they knew turn out to be untrue and they find it increasingly difficult to know who to trust.
I read the first book over a year ago, and I really struggled to get back into this world. I feel like there was a lot of assumed knowledge which I’d forgotten, and it made it hard for me to follow the plot. I persisted, and it was an exciting story with some pretty awesome battles, but I didn’t necessarily buy into some of the choices made, or perhaps more particularly, the reasons for these choices.
I believe there is a third book to come, and I would be suggesting to those interested to either hold off until all three are published, or to be prepared to do a re-read to get back into the world. Or have a better memory than mine… I can’t help that, I’m afraid!