When Carthenne Rel first came to Nyaesh, she feared the A'ras. Now she trains with them, struggling to use the magic they teach, and cut off from the shadow blessing within her. Isolated for her differences, she has only a few friends among the other students. When the strange and powerful Master Invar offers to teach her to access the powers warring within her, Carth is isolated even more.
As the deadly Reshian attack the city, Carth discovers a secret, one linked to the shadows she must suppress, and the combination of her magic is key to the A'ras survival. She needs to master her abilities as an even more dangerous threat appears, one that changes everything she's become, and challenges everything she knows about her past.
- stephen giesen
Long on plot, short on dialogue
Love the story but the dialogue is inane. Narrator does a serviceable job (barely) but the plot is strong enough for me to move on to the third book.
- Montzalee W
Terrific follow up! More Magic!
By D.K. Holmberg
Narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith
This book takes place five years after the first book. Our gal has been studying and her power is growing. Of course there is internal political intrigue going on behind the stone walls. Interesting characters, raids of magic users, lots of action, treachery, and great fantasy!
The narrator did a fabulous job narrating this book!