"The story of Yozerf continues in this, the second book in the trilogy"
The story of Yozerf and his human mate, Suchen, continues
in this, the second book in the trilogy.
Lord Auglar has decided to put in his bid for ruling the
kingdom of Jenel, but first he has to convince the rest of
the Lords that he is deserving and capable of doing so.
Unfortunately, Auglar's biggest rival, Lord Fellrant, who
was responsible for much suffering in Auglar's lands, is
also staking his claim to the throne. So Auglar and his
Sworn make the dangerous trek to Segg to speak to the
Council of Lords.
Deception is the name of the game in Segg though, and soon
Auglar and his Sworn, which includes the half Wolfkin,
Yozerf and his mate, Suchen, Auglar's steward, are in
danger. They are betrayed by the others and must flee for
their lives, taking along Fellrant and a young noblewoman
Cybelen. They find a mysterious ally in their journeys, an
assassin known as the Crow Queen, who is Yozerf's mother.
Also surprisingly, Yozerf finds he now has great powers,
the wind and fire at his beck and call. But the use of
these powers tests him in ways he never expected, and now
he fears his accursed gifts will be his beloved's downfall.
Ms. Corvidae shows yet again her penchant for weaving
engrossing fantasy tales that will keep one reading through
to the last page of the book. The worlds presented in this
series are vividly drawn, so that one will see them through
the characters' eyes. Emotions are wrung from readers,
causing them to gasp in fear, feel the shiver of danger,
and the heat of desire. This story is most definitely a
fantasy tale, by no means a romance, but there is the
underlying love story of Yozerf and Suchen to satisfy fans
of that genre.
One thing very interesting about this chapter in the saga
is the glimpse into Londah, the Crow Queen, and Yozerf's
mother. Much effort is taken to ensure that readers will
understand her character. Her feeling of having failed her
son affects everything she does in her life. She may not
have been able to protect him like a mother should when he
was a boy, but she has become the person she is as a result
of trying to make up for it later on, in her own way. This
reviewer loved her character, felt her thoughts and wishes,
and hopes to see more of Londah in the third book in the
Tantalizing glimpses are also given in to the greater story
that everything spawns from and is leading to, which are
sure to be resolved and explained in the final book of the
series, due out at the end of this year. Go out and pick up
a copy of this book today. While at it, why not also pick
up the first book in the series, WOLFKIN, and be prepared
for a new adventure.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, July 2004. All rights reserved.
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted November 28, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 4, 2006
To be crowned King of Jenel, Lord Auglar must convince the Council of Lords that he is worthy. Against his better judgment, Yozerf joins Suchen and the Sworn in their mission to protect Auglar as he seeks to defeat his rival, the cruel Lord Fellrant.
Betrayed by the other lords, the companions soon find themselves fleeing for their lives into Segg's decaying ghettoes. Trapped in the city with enemies on every side, their only ally seems to be the mysterious assassin known as the Crow Queen.
Yozerf has a hidden weapon that may prove their salvation; the magic gifted to him by the ghost of his ancestress Telmonra. But as Telmonra's presence grows ever stronger in his mind, Yozerf begins to wonder if the price of his power will be everything he holds dear....