Another really good installment in the Circle of Seven series. This is the second book in the series and takes place in the city where the Order had their temple. Henrik is on a mission with a few of the other Seven. They come across a woman in the temple. The woman, Cosima, is not only a fierce warrior but was one of the blessed. Henrik is drawn to her but resists it for many reasons. The group is immediately attacked by their rival assassins who have grown stronger with evil magic and the adventure begins.
I don't generally read a lot of historical books, paranormal or otherwise, but I really enjoy this one. I loved the first book and this was a great continuation. It was fast paced and full of action. It went full throttle from the beginning to the end of the book.
Both the hero and heroine were really likable and we got to see many of the characters from the first book. Some we saw more than others but all the guys (& dragons) were there. The story got more complex and an evil twist took place. My only complaint was that the story line was the main focus and the love story secondary. In the first book the author kept these two things equal. I would have liked to see more of Henrik and Cosima together.
The author set up the next story well so you will know at the end which of the Seven will be starring in the next story. If you liked book one I think you will really enjoy this second one. If you haven't tried the series yet I recommend that you do.
Alone in a world on the brink of war…two unlikely allies will discover a love greater than time.
Exiled from her home, powerful oracle Cosmina Cordei holds the key to uniting those protecting mankind from evil. But just as she makes her way into the holy city to perform an ancient rite, the enemy closes in for the kill…
Drawn by a destiny he won’t accept, elite assassin Henrik Lazar detests the mystical curse handed down by his mother. But when the sorcery in his blood is activated and past pain comes back to haunt him, his new abilities come into play and he must learn to control them.
Rescued by Henrik in the heat of battle, Cosmina must decide whether to trust the assassin who loathes the goddess she serves or face certain death on her own. Forced into an untenable position, Henrik is left with a terrible choice—protect the magical Order he despises, or deny destiny and lose the woman he loves forever.