(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read the first book in this series, I was happy to have the opportunity to read the second. I did still find a lot of similarities with the series of the Dresden Files, but I still found this book a really easy, quick read.
Dorian was an interesting character and it was good to know more about him and the work he was doing. This book and the previous one did almost make me feel like I was being put into the storyline partway through. I think it would have been good to know how Dorian met the people he knew that were family friends, like Edgar and Wren.
It was interesting to see Dorian’s relationship with Elle and Eddie and there were a couple of things that made me smile when Elle was interacting with Ces.
I also liked that Dorian was trying to do the right thing, even when it was difficult. He was very similar to Harry Dresden, but still a likable hero. And I could believe in him and get behind him as a character.
The minor characters in the book were interesting and I liked seeing the play of politics in this book, both human and supernatural. I would have also liked to see more of the karmic power in the hexes.
I did start feeling really sorry for Elle during the course of the book and I liked the protective nature of her parents. I did think that one of the last things in the book came across as a bit too much for ‘convenience sake’.
This book was entertaining and easy to read. It would be good to read more books in this series and see where Dorian goes next.
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