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Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2020
A decent continuation to the series, although a slower read than earlier books. The new story arc created by the appearance of a new villain after the battle was seemingly won is not as engaging.
Clearly the point of this continuation is to reveal the heroine’s full identity and role. Yet most of the book is lost in all the journeying that does little to progress the story. It’s pace as a result is more of a plod.
Also, the singing to twisted lyrics seems to have been forgotten in the big reveal, as I’m sure it was intended to tie into the heroine’s abilities. But no. This is a thread that went nowhere. It’s just an odd personality trait.
It takes 70% of the book to get interesting. Only the likeable characters and hope of improvement kept me reading long enough to this point. The end improves.
Three stars for a slow saga that picks up at the end.