I am in awe of the creativity, imagination and genius this author has to have. She was able to create not only a physical world with its many layers but the societies that sprung up within those physical boundaries, tied together by a shared (and sometimes hidden) history that impacts all that must happen going forward. She created a current reality so enticing that this reader is eager to return but she also created a history for each facet of her world and has intertwined them in a complex and compelling way. Can the characters discover the truth of their past in order to have a future? This question occasionally runs through my mind as there is a mystery in this story that wants to be solved and teases the reader even when away from the book.
Logan, Drakkar and Arlo came alive to me as I read this book. They became people who’s lives I care about. I followed along on their search for the truths they needed to survive. I marveled at the depth of their love for each other as brothers and their ability to understand each other’s mind and actions, even preparing what to say when one (predictably) started a conversation about trust, betrayal or Fay. Fay seemed to be the one thing they had difficulty agreeing on, perhaps even the one thing that could drive them apart. No matter what they said or felt, they all knew she was somehow a part of their shared destiny.
I hate reviews with spoilers so I can’t say much else other than I LOVED this book, these characters and this interesting world. I want to go back and find out what happens next! I want the next book SOON, please.