A continuation of the "Truth" series, with a few unexpected twists. I think the premise shows promise, and look forward to how Cook handles it. Read "First Truth" before this one, though!
(from the book cover)
Alissa never believed in magic. But then she went to the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers once learned magic from enigmatic Masters. Under the tutelage of the last surviving Master, Alissa discovered that she had inherited her fathers magical ability.
But the Hold is ruled by Bailic, the renegade Keeper who seized the First truth, a book of magic he will use to harness the might of the city of the dead and wreak a war of total devastation. The book has thwarted Bailic's every attempt to access it, while it continually calls to Alissa, who must summon all her will to resist it, If she gives in to the First truths ultimate power and knowledge, she will be utterly changed and the man she loves could be lost to her forever.
This is the third of the four book series. I really enjoyed this one but it did seem to drag on a bit in the middle. Cook hits gold again however with creating a world all her own. I finished this in about a day.