by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: February 10th 2015
Rate: 4 out of 5 stars
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read the prequel to this book, I was happy to read this book and not just because I had it to read it for the blog tour.
I’d met Emrys and Richard, as well as many of the other characters, in book one and it was nice to see them again. I was really surprised (in a good way) to see that the relationship between the two of them wasn’t perfect and that there were still a lot of issues due to what Emrys had given up for Richard.
I was glad to see there was more of Annabelle in this book. I like her as a character and it was good to see that she was a big part of this book.
There were a lot of quite intense scenes in this book. I wasn’t really that keen on Kieran as a character for quite a bit of the book and I didn’t really like his interactions with Emrys, even considering what’s revealed by the end of the book.
I liked seeing Titania again during this book, though I was a bit unsure about whether she was one of the good ones or not. I did find it really interesting to see the Labyrinth prison and it would have been interesting to see some of the other prisoners.
I would have liked to see more of the younger fae, the members of the Guard. I couldn’t help feeling sorry for the Black Dog, even though it was a really scary member of the fae.
I felt the author did a really good job showing how public opinion turned against Emrys. There were some really disturbing scenes that made me feel a lot of sympathy towards Emrys.
I did like learning more about Arthur’s time and getting some background about what had happened by the end. There were some really good scenes, especially those between Emrys and Richard. Their relationship wasn’t perfect, but no relationship is and I’m glad the author showed that.
I found this book really easy to read and I would very much like to read more about this world and the characters, since I feel there’s a lot more that could be told of this story and not just involving the two main characters.