The Isle of Battle: Book Two of the Swans' War
The Isle of Battle Book Two of the Swans' War Author:Sean Russell Epic high fantasy this good comes along only once in a while! Standing with the best of the field, Sean Russell's Swans' War series has enchanted readers and critics alike with its fascinating tale of good and evil, romance and violence, magic and mystery.After years of bitter enmity, the battle for power between the Renné and the Wills fam... more »ilies has reached a fever point. Fleeing a forced marriage, young Elise Wills has made a desperate bargain with a dark river spirit to save her own life. It is left to the wanderer Alaan, together with a band of brave companions, to find Elise -- even as the dark knight Hafydd hunts Alaan for the secrets he possesses. But if Alaan cannot free Elise, the entire kingdom will be consumed in a bloody war between unquiet ghosts.« less
Absolutely Fantastic! This was a lot quicker paced than "The One Kingdom". So between that and already knowing what was going on, this was an excellent read.
A lot of the backstory about the Children of Wyrr is talked about, even if not totally explained.
What I found most interesting though, was the whole Nagar/Human symbiote/whatever relationship going on between the Children of Wyrr and their human hosts. How much of the Children of Wyrr is changed when they merge with a new human? That wasn't really explored deeply, but I enjoyed speculating about it.