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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. This series has so many things going for it. There are dragons, the fae, werewolves, and librarian spies along with nearly non-stop action. This story started with a bang and kept me guessing until the very end. I love how unique this series really is and I enjoyed every part of this second installment.
Kai is kidnapped early on in the book leaving Irene to figure out what to do to get him back. When her normal methods of traveling to different dimensions won't work, she has to make plans to get to where Kai is being held. All of the great characters from the first book are back plus we meet some ones including member of Kai's family. Even the villains in this story are fun to read about!
Not only is Kai's life in jeopardy, there is a threat of war if Irene isn't successful. She is on her own in a chaos filled Venice trying to figure out how to save her apprentice. She relies on her quick thinking and ability to blend in as she works to rescue Kai. Her power of voice is pretty handy in quite a few situations as well. As the story progresses, the excitement builds and I couldn't wait to see how everything would work out.
I would highly recommend this book to others. This is such a fun and fast paced series with wonderful characters. This is the second book in the series and I do think it is best to try to read this series in order so that you have all of the background information. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series!I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Publishing Group - Roc via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.Initial Thoughts
Lots of excitement in this one! I love the whole concept of this series.