May 30, 12
Read from May 18 to 29, 2012 — I own a copy
I was left with so many questions after the first book that I felt exhilarated by this fast-paced second part. Revelations and mysteries stumble upon each other right from the start and all the way to the end.
Valen, the main character, who seemed only to be a by-stander unwillingly caught up in a world-wide conflict, appears more and more to have a centre role to play in it. After a lifetime of avoiding responsibilities, he's getting even more than he would ever have bargained for. He's going through a lot of changes, psychological and physical, that bring him progressively to the point of being able to act upon the blight affecting his world.
After the slow start of the first book, this second book takes us to a much higher level and leaves us with a poetic conclusion to this gripping story.