Kudos! Again! It is so satisfying to find a new author(to me) who writes so well. This, too, was a satisfying story set in a forest community surrounded by implacable enemies and defended by questionable heroes. Queen Daleina finds herself thrust into a position she doesn’t feel she deserves and struggles to make peace with the recent violence that put her there. A desperate need to find an heir fuels the plot.
Bayn, the wolf, and Ven the champion are, again, major components of the story. Naelin, a new character, brings a maturity level and a different approach to a society and government focused on pomp and circumstance.
This, the second volume, was an excellent book that held my interest, forced me to read later in the evening than I wanted to and satisfactorily wrapped up the plot but clearly left the door open to a sequel.
I highly recommend.
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