Series: Healer/ Avry of Kazan
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Genre: Fantasy/ Romance
As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.
Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.
War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again
Welcome back to the second installment into the many adventures of Avry of Kazan! This book picks up near enough straight after the first one ended, it starts with Kerrick and Avry going their separate ways. Not really going to go into it because if you haven't read the first one i really don't want to spoil it for you, it's better to just go with the flow and ride each twist through your own experience. So with Avry and Kerrick going separate ways we welcome Kerrivs POV into the mix! The first one was all Avry's but with so much happening and with the two spending so much time apart it was crucial for it to be split. It helped fill out the story, allowing a lot more to happen and Snyder was able to add a lot more into the plotline.
War is coming.
When the two split ways the plan is Kerrick is going to join up with Prince Ryne and the rest of the crew, and plan their move in the fight against Tohon, Avry is going to infiltrate Estrid's holy army under a disguise and help teach her soldiers how to move silent through the forest , like Kerrick taught her and the rest of the gang, what feels like many moons ago! From dead ufas, the tribes and one deadly ex girlfriend, not to mention one power crazy, overly obsessed Life Magician, Kerrick and Avry have their work set out just to survive never mind figure out the mystery of the Death Lily's and just how their supposed to win a war against an enemy that can't be killed!
New characters, to love and to hate are added into the mix! Some well loved are lost and some are gained. Like the first book there are a lot of twists and the action scenes are epic! And i still love Tohon, even though we now see just how far he will go in his quest for power, i still kinda fancy him! I guess that just says something about my taste in men more than anything.. hmm.
The only reason that this book is my least favorite, well there are two reasons really. First is that Avry and Kerrick are hardly together throughout this book, a few pages at the beginning and end that's all, which i hated because i loved them together! Second Kerrick's POV was a lot more boring than Avry's, i mean plenty happened on his side of things i just enjoyed Avry's a lot more. I love Avry she is possibly one of my most favorite female leads. Strong, selfless, kind, and witty, her POV definitely rained supreme in this book!
More mystery, heartache, laughs and whip lash causing twists will keep you enthralled though this epic tale of friends, love, betrayal and war. Oh yeah and there's a brutal cliffhanger.. it really is a slap to the face, and it's left pretty open so you really have no clue which way it's going to turn. Lucky for me i already had the third book downloaded and ready to go!