Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden's Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn't mean that danger isn't far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery-but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana'Marianna
runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend
Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein
House, the military academy at Oden's Ford. If Raisa can pass as a
regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education
Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.
changes when Han and Raisa's paths cross, in this epic tale of uncertain
friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of
I loved this book better than the first! I'm hoping they all keep getting better!
of the characters both good and bad end up at the same school! They are
all set up in different houses. You have wizards, learning to fight,
book work, etc.
And Raisa who was such a little twit in the
beginning of the first book, has redeemed herself even more in this
book. I still believe she will make a great Queen. I feel sorry for her
and Amon. She has known him all of her life and wants to be with him
but since he's a part of the Queen's guard he is below her status. This
means nothing to Raisa and she wants to make it work no matter what
anyone says, but there is a little hiccup in that situation. I won't
give out the spoiler. It's just sad, but that's the way it goes.
runs into Han at school and starts tutoring him. I'm hoping maybe
something will happen with these two as they can be all powerful
together and destroy the jerks in the book!
Raisa is actually
going by the name Rebecca Morley so no one will recognize her as the
princess, as she ran away from home. Her mother, the queen, has been
enthralled by her Captain of the Guard and lets just say that's a whole
other crock of....
Han has no idea she is the queen. He met her
as Rebecca back in their home land. Some really horrible stuff has
happened to Han and I really hope this doesn't turn him evil, it is a
huge possibility due to his heritage. Now, don't get me wrong, he can
kill off all the jerks in the book and that is fine. I just don't want
him going down the ole He Who Shall Not Be Named road! Han is in the same building as Dancer and they work together on learning their spells etc.
There are some cool new characters in the book and some that I'm not too sure about yet.
there is stupid Micah and his crew in the school trying to cause
trouble for Han as usual. He does something kinda nice at the end, but
you can't trust him. He's probably putting up some kind of front.
love this series so far and I hope it continues that way. I think
anyone that likes young adult fantasy, sword and sorcery type stuff
would like this book series as well. You be the judge of that :)