The Travelers are a gypsy breed of mind-gifted humans who have a mission to save the world (of course). This is the sequel in which the family must confront the reason they were all born. Good suspense. Read the first book, Raven's Shadow, first. First-rate pair.
Briggs still writes an amazing book, but I was a little disappointed in this one. I really wanted to like it as much as Raven's Shadow, but there were plot points in it that bugged me.
Even so, I was still pulled into the story. There were many unanswered questions from Raven's Shadow that needed to be resolved (and I think were), but in this book it seemed a bit more contrived than in the first. Where the first book everything seemed to make sense and fit together perfectly, in the second there were some key plot points that seemed to have been inserted because Briggs had written herself into something she couldn't get out of. It just didn't flow as well as it could have.
Even with the plot points that bugged me, it was still an enjoyable read and better than most of the fantasy-type books I've picked up lately.
I enjoyed this tale up to a point but I found myself getting bored and not really caring how it ended. There is a lot of journeying that seemed to last forever with no real action. I found most of this book tedious and not quite as interesting as the first book.
I really like the Mercy books by Patricia Briggs. I think Mercy is such a great character that I have a hard time reading other books by her. The raven's story is interesting but just not my cup of tea.