Synopsis: Dev is a desperate man. After narrowly surviving a smuggling job gone wrong, he’s now a prisoner of the Alathian Council, held hostage to ensure his friend Kiran — former apprentice to one of the most ruthless mages alive — does their bidding.
But Kiran isn’t Dev’s only concern. Back in his home city of
Ninavel, the child he once swore to protect faces a terrible fate if he can’t
reach her in time, and the days are fast slipping away. So when the Council
offers Dev freedom in exchange for his and Kiran’s assistance in a clandestine
mission to Ninavel, he can’t refuse, no matter how much he distrusts their
Once in Ninavel the mission proves more treacherous than even
Dev could have imagined. Betrayed by allies, forced to aid their enemies, he and
Kiran must confront the darkest truths of their pasts if they hope to save those
they love and survive their return to the Tainted City. (from the back of the book)
Review: I purchased this book two seconds after I put the first one down. The first was good; this one was better. Clever twists, cruel people, love in peril - fantastic. It ended on a cliff-hanger, kind of. The book's story came to an end, but the over-arching story of the trilogy did not. I'm eager for the third story!
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Date Finished: 2-17-2013