Sandis has not been in control of her own will for much of her life. She has been a vessel for evil spirits until, with the help of her friend Rone, she escaped the clutches of Kazan. But along the way, Rone betrayed her in order to help his own family and now they will need to come together again when they learn that Kazen is still alive and still trying to bring his world-ending beast into the realm.
Sandis is trying to stay out of sight so that she can’t be brought back to being a slave to the spirits. She is living with a distant relative, an uncle, who appears to be leading a criminal life.
Rone and Sandis won’t be able to rely on the element of surprise to fight Kazan and they meet other ‘vessels’ – Bastien, Rist, and Kaili – who will join them in their effort to save the world from Kazan and his beasts from beyond.
I did like this book more than the first in the series. One of the keys to my enjoyment of this was getting to know the main characters a little bit better. The first book was a lot of set-up for the larger series but this book felt like it was the meat of the series – strong characters and a definitive plot that was fun to follow.
The book still moves a bit slowly and there were times when I was bored and just wanted everything to move along a bit more.
This is the sort of series that I look forward to reading, based mostly on the author’s previous books, but currently this series is not holding my attention very well, but it is getting better.
Like the first book, this doesn’t quite work as a stand-alone book
Looking for a good book? Myths & Mortals by Charlie N. Holmberg is the second book in her Numina Trilogy and steps up the adventure from the first book, but it still moves a bit slowly and you have to commit to the entire series in order to actually get the story.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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Myths & Mortals
author: Charlie N. Holmberg
series: Numina Trilogy #2
hardcover, 288 pages