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The Empire's Crown Prince Maxim is determined to have Kira as his consort, by any means and in any condition. But if he cannot, he is also determined that no one else shall! Even another international war will not deter him. Kira continues to grow in confidence as well as in her mage skills. These come in handy as she and Jacin race to outrun the Imperial Legionaries bent on her capture or death. There is no room to breathe as they elude one trap, and even capture, after another. Exciting escapes and a nick-of-time rescue (gotta love General Flynn) make this another great Dematr tale.
Jacin remains the most interesting character with his humble, self-deprecating manner of using his arcane knowledge of VR gaming and ancient, seemingly useless Urth education.
There is more sex talk than needed-- Watch your hand! It was an accident! Do you want to do it? I want to do it, but not here on the rocks. Are we going to do it? On and on.
There are still some mysteries to be solved in the next, and final book in the series. :(
What is the depth of Kira's mage abilities, and can their development somehow be applied to the attempts to train new mages without the physical abuses of the past? What is that dangerous artifact? Is there more to the vision Alain had at the end of The Wrath of the Great Guilds in which he saw the map of Earth half apocalyptic burning half hopeful glowing, or is that fulfilled in Jacin? More than 10 years have passed on Earth since Jacin's ship set out for Dematr--has Earth perhaps developed an FTL drive and send another ship that will arrive soon? And the Western Continent, so tantalizingly mentioned in several books, what might they find there? Who will Mari's next child be? Sigh. How can this be wrapped up in one final volume? Can we live without the saga continuing?
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McLeod Andrews is of course still an amazing narrator and does a fantastic job with this second installment of the Legacy Trilogy. I felt like it started a bit slow, but then we got back into the swing of the usual adventures we have come to expect in Dematr. I enjoyed this book and will be looking forward to the next book in the series.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
good, but it's step down from previous books. Still enjoying listening. A bit disappointed but there is a next book coming, it's worth waiting for
I really enjoy everything Jack Campbell does. Not only the lost fleet and lost stars but also the pillars of reality. This book sits in the latter world and talks about the daughter of the main protagonists of the previous books. Unfortunately there is almost no effort at a new story but a rehash of the previous ones, way too much of "this is just like the time that mother..." yes it is. Anyone who want to know the story of this book so that the hopefully better book 3 will take us can skip all but the last couple of hours. Wait for General Flynn to turn up and the story actually starts.
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