Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I’m obsessed with this creater of this cover, he has done a few others and I adore it! Completely eye catching and amazing.
It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.
Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?
Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?
As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.
This book was excellent, some complained that it had “middle book syndrome” but I have to submit that it does NOT! I very happy with everything that went down but I’m going to warn you this next book is more politics with less action. Oh there is action but a lot more political.
I think because I was able to immediately pick up this book without having to wait for it I was able to appreciate it more for what it was.
I appreciate the fact that this book picks up where book one left off. Except the author added another point of view-Mather. Because the author did that, it kind of spoiled it for me in certain aspects, which I was actually okay with. Not gonna tell you which aspect because then that would spoil it for you! But seriously, if you’ve read this did that clue you in? let me know….
Meria is now ruler and Cordell has helped liberate her people so now they are in an alliance with them and she isn’t comfortable with it, at all. Because Cordellan helped Meria free her people she now owes them a huge debt, and King Noam wants it paid quickly and fast by opening up mines and dig until they find Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Yikes. Meria still trying to figure out who she is and where she fits in this world that her new position ruler.
Meira and Theron set off to find the tool necessary to open the chasm and while Theron has one reason and plan, Meira has another. So they leave to visit other kingdoms in hope find those tool and form alliances with them in the meantime as well as introduce Winter back as it’s own kingdom.
I really appreciate the slow character development and even though Meira, Theron and Mather all have different roles now they are all still intertwined and I felt the author did a great job that. However I’m not gonna lie I was so surprised with how the author took these characters-don’t get me wrong I understand I liked it, it just surprised me! Mather does get a little depressed and mopey, Theron surprises you-big time, while Meira is steady in her development.
I really enjoyed each new kingdom we were introduced to the descriptions, lifestyle, dress, customs were all vivid and I enjoyed that aspect a lot!
The romance really had me pulled. I’m usually not a fan of love triangles because it’s usually obvious and it just annoys me. THIS one however didn’t bother me because I truly was torn between the two. I mean MAN I was torn! I loved it!
Overall I enjoyed the book, not gonna lie there were times I felt the book dragged but it did with purpose and that’s okay. Can’t wait to read the last book!
Sexual Content: moderate