To make matters worse, her concealment charm is malfunctioning. Demons are showing up left and right, trying to bring her head back to the Monster who stalks her. While Cass is on the hunt to recover her magic and learn about her past, the specter of the Monster is getting ever closer to his mysterious end goal. She’s prophesied to meet him on the field of battle—but if she doesn’t have her magic back by then, she’s dead.
Well, if you thought the last book, Stolen Magic, was a bit of a cliffhanger, you won't believe what Ms Hall has done this time! Just how are we supposed to wait for the next instalment? Still I'm getting ahead of myself and should reassure my fellow readers that a lot comes to light in this book as the FireSouls turn out to be a lot more complicated than initially hinted at. This author excels at taking Cass (and her readers) on a treasure hunt through diverse cultures but this time my head was spinning! I adore the insights into ancient civilisations as history comes to life in vivid technicolor, but I was slightly nonplussed by the characters returning to somewhere they had not long left. I just felt the characters were shuffled about too much as if I was watching a really fast game of table tennis or something.
Throughout the Dragon's Gift series, the big bad monster the girls have been hiding from has been shady at best. I mentioned when I read the last book that I'd expected it to be a trilogy as I couldn't quite see how this overall arc would continue. Well Victor is just the tip of the iceberg here and Ms Hall is clearly expanding the enemies the FireSouls face.
I'm very hopeful the pace will not lessen because these books are fast paced, leaving me breathless. I still want to know more about the other FireSouls, if honest, but if it's adventure and thrills you are looking for then this series is highly recommended.
I was gifted a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.