This cover is so pretty! I kind of want a poster of it!
Well I have to say that this one was much better than book one. It was fast paced, with more world building and better characters (both new and old). Where book one gave you characters then took them away this one keeps you on your toes while you go on a journey right along with them. With necromancy, slaves, and war this book is for the true fantasy fan!
It will keep you reading until the last page. I really wished this wasn't a dual ology now.
Go Into This One Knowing
This book is fast paced and has GREAT CHARACTERS! It also has a wonderful setting.
Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj’s tormented soul.
Deyandara, the last surviving heir of the Catairnan queen, rides into a land ravaged by disease and war, seeking the allies she abandoned months before, though they have no hope of standing against the army led by the invulnerable Red Masks of Marakand and the divine terror of the Lady.
In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another’s deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt, spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady’s defenses are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished.