The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.
In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.
After reading the first book in this duology, I was anxiously awaiting this book. The first book left off in a cliff hanger place so it felt like a rough place to end and a long time to wait. You really must read the first book before you read this book.
This book picks up pretty much where the last book leaves off. It has excellent pacing and plenty going on that kept me interested in the story and invested in the characters. I loved the mix of adventure, action, romance and magic. I also loved how all the characters came together to fight against Barloc. It was satisfying to watch both Zuhra and Inara grow into power and confidence while the people around them support and build them up.
The only little glitch I had was telling the sisters apart. Their voices became very similar in this book and because the author changes the character narrative with each chapter, I found I had to go back and remind myself who was talking. Not always, but a few times for sure.
This is a fun young adult fantasy duology and I really enjoyed it.
Content: peril, violence, death, kissing
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.