Disclaimer: Since this is the second book of the series, please don't read this review if you haven't read the first book yet. Unless you really don't care about spoilers, then go right ahead.
Sorry, had to go back to the beginning to see where I can start without significant spoilers. Anyways, the majority of the book is about Phedre chasing after Melisande and trying to stop her devious plots. In addition to that, Phedre and Joscelin have problems that have Phedre mopey. If it sounds like I didn't like the book, that is far from my true feelings. The book may have been a tad slow in the beginning, but midway through the book, it picked right up until the very end.
It was interesting to read about how Phedre adapted to her various surroundings (different countries and such). She dealt with new trials and tribulations. Her growth as a character really shown through in this book, in my opinion.
One thing I do admire in this series is the weaving of religion into the plot. Even though the different countries follow different gods, they are all somehow intricately related, perhaps an allegory to our own world and its religions? It's a possibility, if only a suggestion. Anways, I digress.
If you liked the first book, you will probably like this book as well. I will now be off to twirl my thumbs, awaiting the arrival of the third book of the series.
Phedre is a lady who is quite singular. There are no other characters who come to mind when considering her. There is a language barrier re:names, but the impact of the story overcomes the difficulty of French and Spanish full bore names. I am looking forward to the third volume in the trilogy.
This is the second book in the series, and with regard to love and intrigue it far surpassed the first. The details within the plot are so finely traced that every piece of the story in relevant and interconnected. It is a fun novel in which you become desperately invested in your characters- unable to put the book down as you guess the next steps and the fate of those you love. Sex, intrigue, violence, unseen turns of events, betrayal and passionate love this book has everything a reader could ask for and more.