The second in the Stories of Lorst series, this did not disappoint. It brought angst, suspense and a fair bit of magical mystery. Emmerich and Clara are back, but not is all as it seems.
Watch for traitors. Watch for giants. Watch for the shadow in your own mind.
Clara, lost and disillusioned from the civil war, hopes to discover answers about her lineage and abilities in the quiet village of Bluebell, where she once lived before being sold into slavery. However, as she and the Captain of the Royal Guard make their journey, a new threat to the kingdom arises in the form of a traitor.
Patiently brewing since the fall of the sorcerer-king Marduk, there are careful plans now coming to fruition. Riots break out, a giant is sighted, and double agents quietly take their places. King Emmerich’s struggles with his new role and his ever-present nightmares leave him feeling inadequate to the task. What he needs most is Clara.
I’d read Clara, the first book in this series, a while ago (purely by chance) and loved it. The characters were beautifully written and the storyline impressive. It was something that I’d not really read before.
When Love Books Tours announced a book tour for the second book in the series, I knew I had to get on it!
It’s a wonderful story, the characters are even better and Bran is just the most adorable young boy!
I love court intrigue plots like this and thought Suzanna did a great job of weaving together seemingly uninvolved characters. The ending was perfect, a mix of sadness and joy. I am looking forward to Secret Burdens (I’m on that tour too, so keep an eye out for that review on the 11th November).
Thanks to Love Books Tours and Suzanna for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.