Ayden Dracre, the youngest son in a family of notorious sorcerers, is content with his magical studies until Merlin leaves Caldaca in order to find a way to break his curse. While waiting for Merlin's return, Ayden makes a mistake that causes him to question his magic.
He soon discovers both his aunt and Merlin are in danger, and in order to save them, Ayden is pushed further than ever before. With two powerful enemies and a dark presence haunting him, Ayden will have to be very careful about who he trusts. Meanwhile, Merlin must rely on Ayden when his past returns to threaten his future.
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J. Scott Bennett's performance is EXCELLENT. Having come to enjoy the characters, writing, and story from the first book, I found digging deeper to be a pleasure
Ayden's misadventures are a pleasure. His sense of humor is great, and the culture references were a joy. Having read all 3 books at once I THINK this was in book 2, but I loved the reference to the pocket riddle!
J. Scott Bennett adopts other voices perfectly for each character. Merlin sounds wise and maybe snappy sometimes, Ayden sounds... well, appropriately silly at times, wistful, and light-hearted. Female voices are done in such a way as to be appropriate as well. I found his transitions to be seamless.
I was provided with this book free in an exchange for a review. I do not color my reviews in any way based upon this fact. I read for my own enjoyment.
- Daniel Abrams
A great second book, every bit as good as first
- Leslie F.