A very good second book in a YA Fantasy series.
This is a good second book in the series. As usual, the author writes an entertaining book with interesting characters that you both love and hate. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series.
As the book begins, Sera and Cettie have been away at school for several years studying the Mysteries. While Cettie has achieved a mastery of the skills, Sera continues to struggle. As the duo prepare to take the final test to finish their schooling, the emperor dies.
Sera and her father must compete to win the crown. While Sera knows her father desperately wants to be emperor, she is shocked at how low he sinks to tank her chances. To add to their stress, the country is on the verge of war with Kingfountain and a mysterious illness is sweeping through the country, killing everyone that is infected.
There is plenty of action and the book ends with another exciting cliff hanger.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.