Living among the Sachakan rebels, Lorkin does his best to learn about their unique magic. But the Traitors are reluctant to trade their secrets for the Healing they so desperately want.
Meanwhile, Sonea searches for the rogue, knowing that Cery cannot avoid assassination forever --- but the rogue's influence over the city's underworld, however, is far greater than she feared.
And in the University, two female novices are about to remind the Guild that sometimes their greatest enemy is found within...
Yet another character gets dragged into the series. Ok, so nothing wrong with many POVS, just they all gets so few pages. I got used to it, but it would have been better with longer stories.
Right so Sonea was a bit dull in this one. She is still trying to find that rogue. But nothing really happens to her.
Lorkin is with the traitors. They are women who wants an equal society, right so that is why men are below you all? I would leave, he is just too nice.
Then there is the new girl, Lilia, an easy manipulated fool who gets in trouble at the academy. Her I did not like, nor her new friend.
Darryl is doing his ambassador business, I like him cos he is searching for answers.
Then there are characters here and there....
Not a lot happened. Looking for that Rogue, dealing with traitors, silly girls doing silly things. Still I do want to know how it all will end. But it did stagnate a bit
Someone likes hoods and staffs
Paperback, 523 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Orbit (first published 2011)
Traitor Spy Trilogy #2
Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge task of brokering an alliance between his people and the Traitors. Lorkin has also had to become a feared black magician in order to harness the power of an entirely new kind of gemstone magic. This knowledge could transform the Guild of Magicians - or make Lorkin an outcast forever.
Even this book left an opening for more, arghhhh. I just want to close a book and think the end.
But no, everything is fine, but there might be something coming, maybe not now, but maybe in 20 years, maybe never, but it might.
Sonea does not do much. And she has Regin with her, but that i liked.
Lorkin does not do much, but he might finally get the woman he loves.
Lilia does do something, and gets bullied too. Repeat much?
The whole "war" went way too fast, way too easy, sheesh peeps, why did you not do that 500 years ago if it happened in like a week? More death and destruction please.
I do not trust the traitors....
I do wonder about that loose thread, will something happen? So she really should write another trilogy.
I still miss Akkarin, sigh.
But good, light and fast read fantasy.
Paperback, 539 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Orbit (first published 2012)
Traitor Spy Trilogy #3