Was glad I got this one at the library, as definitely not a keeper. The first book in the series "Strange Brews" was much funnier and less predictable. This book picks up the plot about 10 years later, with minor characters from the last book. Was not impressed with the chemistry between the hero and heroine. The magical sword appears in the plot again, but the mages and powers in this book are not as integrated or well developed. Has an obvious lead in to another sequel with an equally predictable plot and already identified hero/heroine for the next book. Oh well! Okay for a senseless read, but I had to put this book down and read something else because I got bored.
Need to read the first Strange Brews before this one, but otherwise a goodie.
Very good story and very interesting. loved this book. Has a different ending then I exepcted.
The peace of amrodel has come to an end. the power of the Arch Mage had grown strong enough to reach the woodlands even from where he lay undead in the mountain,and he'd wasted no time in immobilizing the kingdom'd defenders. Only;one hope remained:A GIRLLLLLLLLL, THE WOULD-BE SORCER Cahira, Her archery was a nonpareil, but she had never been able to focus her magic. Upon her shoulders lay the fate of her people...