And unlike many series we’ve read, the second book in this series is just as good as the first.
Tristan, another member of the royal guard and possibly Kai’s best friend, was definitely one of my favorite side characters in the first book - and pairing him with Signy’s sister Poppy worked very well.
They were opposites: Tristan was reserved, uncomfortable with showing emotion, and had issues with his parents, but he clearly felt a lot…and I really liked him. Poppy, on the other hand, was a leader among her friends and outwardly carefree, but also completely realistically jealous of her sister (wouldn’t you be if you found out your sister was secretly a princess?) and a bit weary of having to be the strong leader type.
So of course, Kai and Signy sent Tristan to get Poppy out of whatever trouble she’d gotten herself into, and together they managed to get home safely…with some magical artifacts and a new mystical calling for Poppy to boot.
It was so good, I didn’t want to put the book down.
While it was readable alone, I would recommend reading the first book first, since some of the larger plot does come into play. It’s not exactly a hardship to read two really good books though.
The only thing I wished was that there were more books in the series - I want to know how they finally catch Otto, how they revive Valtyra, and maybe some other love stories…we’ve got Peter and Laila and all sorts of interesting characters who would be great people to focus on for future books.
And if that’s my only complaint?
This book absolutely deserves
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