And then they forgot.
Since that day, their lives have been normal-well, as normal as can be expected when you live in a world of talking cats and researching mythical creatures.
But their recent adventures soon come back to haunt them. Their illusion of security is shattered when old secrets resurface-as well as old enemies. And Emma Novak -- and her mysterious heritage -- is at the center of it all.
This time the battle will be more difficult. And if the right side is to win, sacrifices must be made...
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4.5 Stars! Very much enjoyed this. The world that Daley Downing has created is so unlike any other. I am always surprised by her creativity. This book very much picked up where the last one left off and I enjoyed watching our characters deal with the consequences of last book more than I thought I would. The shining star of this book is, undoubtedly, Avery. She is hands down my favorite character now. I love how different she is from most fiction heroines. She is down to earth and relatable and her autism is just one aspect of her beautiful self! I kinda love those series that get better with each book and where the whole series is so much more than just the sum of its parts. I have a feeling this series is going to be that way. I already find my mind wandering into Downing's imaginary worlds at unexpected times and feeling a bit like I have a shared history with the characters. Please keep the stories coming, and keep exploring new aspects of your imagination!! The only reason this isn't five stars is because it is a little hard for me to keep up with Daley Downing's imagination. You can tell her mind is just packed full of the people, places, and history of her world. Sometimes I forget who a certain character is, or what is being referenced. But that doesn't detract from the story for me. I find it worth it to figure it out and keep going.
This is one I’ve been eagerly looking forward to ever since reading the excellent first book. It did not disappoint. Daley Downing is one of the most clever and talented authors of Christian fantasy in today’s indie-publishing sphere. Book 1, Masters and Beginners, had a startling conclusion (which I won’t spoil) that left the characters in an interesting conundrum. Book 2 builds on this in a highly satisfying way, introducing new twists and expanding the rich universe of the Twelve Tribes series in fun and surprising ways. Downing expertly juggles multiple characters and subplots without making the reader feel lost or skimping on details. Everything comes together in a gripping conclusion that answers many questions from Book 1 while introducing new and exciting prospects for future stories. There’s massive spin-off potential in this world. I’ll use this review to officially put in my request for a story (or stories) about Avery and Prince Crispin. Also, Book 1 was notable for its gracious handling of characters on the autistic spectrum, and this aspect is even more prominent in Book 2. Sequels are hard, but Downing has knocked this one out of the park, and I can’t wait to see where she takes the series next.