FEBRUARY! I have to wait until February for the third book to be released! I can’t believe I have to wait that long! FEBRUARY!
Okay, I might have gone a tinsy bit character crazy. I loved them in the first book, and now I’m thoroughly character obsessed. Needless to say, the night I finished this I got little to no sleep. I kept playing over what could possibly happen in book 3. I should have stopped with Promise of Blood. I should’ve waited to start the second one. I just didn’t think I’d fall any further in love with the characters. But I did.
It only took me the first few chapters to be addicted to Taniel. He was already the front runner. Half way, I was just as crazy about Tamas. I can’t get enough of the father and son duo. We get to hear about Tamas’s past just a bit and see him have an emotional breakdown. Taniel also shines with some new talent. Great character development for both! Surprisingly, I was still even enjoying Adamat’s story. I didn’t skim anywhere. It was perfectly balanced.
And the action? Oh heck yeah! Still as amazing! SPOILER: Taniel beats through the chest of a warden, rips out its rib, and stabs the warden in the eye with its own rib!!!!! How friggin awesome is that?!?! END SPOILER
The magic is still incredibly fun to read, and we’re even getting some new types introduced. It wasn’t necessarily needed, but it definitely didn’t take away from my enjoyment in the least.
The only negative I can scrape together is that the storyline itself moves a tad bit slower than the first book. Only on reflection, with hours of trying to think of negatives, did I come up with that one. I’m just too involved with the characters and thoroughly engaged in the story and writing to think of it as a truly negative point. Though the beginning was slower, much like the first book, it picked up quickly and then never stopped. I can honestly say that I love the actual story as much as the first one, but overall, because of some of the scenes with the characters, I was just a bit more in love with this book.
So to end my ramblings, I cannot recommend this series enough. I’m now a huge, HUGE fan of McClellan and will buy anything he spits out!