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All the Wandering Light

(Even the Darkest Stars #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,039 ratings  ·  201 reviews
After the terrifying events on Mount Raksha, the witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire—led by River’s brother, Esha.

If Kamzin is to save Azmiri and prevent the fall of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains to the north. Fallen stars
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Balzer + Bray
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
That was an awesome ending to the duology! I would like it to keep going though!

Happy Reading!!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A perfect ending to one of my favourite duologies!
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
After that epic betrayal and high emotion roller coaster in book 1, I expected an equally epic reconciliation between Kamzin & River. I was left dissapointed in that aspect. I wanted anger, so much anger and hurt. And heart. I wanted heartfelt words and high emotions, but all we really got from River was some vague amusement and interest.

I just needed more for him after the glimpses of compassion and fear we saw in book 1. The love story was lack luster and thrust forward with a feelin
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“the best explorers make the night a little brighter.”

i almost gave this a full 5 stars, but then i realized that we didn’t get some answers that i felt could have added to the story. while the story did wrap up beautifully, there’s still a few burning questions that i have that will likely never get answered because this is just a duology.

however, i will forever cherish this story and these characters for the rest of my life.

this world is so lush and vivid. these characters have f
Rian *fire and books*
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
I’m not shocked in the least I loved this sequel. Absolutely breathtaking and wonderful. With even a ~smidge~ of Stardust thrown in.
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
“You're like the wind - you're meant to be out there, among the mountains and the stars, fighting storms and monsters and anything else foolish enough to get in your way.”

I can't. I CAN'T. This is the second time I have read this dueology, and I love it even MORE. There's just something about this story that is so unique, compelling, and beautiful that I haven't found yet, and I don't believe that I ever will.

All the Wandering Light takes place immediately after the end of Even the Darkest
Rachel E. Carter
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy-paperback
Sequel did not disappoint. I still have some questions (Azar-at and Ragtooth mainly) but that's okay because for the most part it wrapped up perfectly. Also Ragtooth is officially my favorite familiar/token animal companion in a YA novel <3 ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Definitely River and Tem are my favorite characters in this series.

I found that this second book irritated me at some points and I had a harder time getting through this one.
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The PERFECT ending to that amazing trilogy! I was so happy to return in that world!
If you've loved the first book just read this one! Come on do it!!
Brenda Waworga
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
It was just an okay read for me,

the story and magic system actually pretty good and unique BUT the characters were just feel bland and boring, i dont care if anything happen to any of them

i dont even like the romance, as someone who is a major character driven reader i cant enjoy books if i dont conected with the characters, thats what happened on this book for me

Tem the only character i like on book 2 also not doing much here, The ending battle was confusing and seem like alot of magic happe
“You do know that Azar-at can read your thoughts? You don’t need to announce every spell you cast—though I suppose it’s like you to do everything as dramatically as possible.”

wow. i don't think i have ever been so disappointed in a book being a duology before.
I want more River and Kamzin and Ragtooth, okayyyyyyyyyy

This book really impressed me. I liked the narration change with parts being from other character's perspectives. It oddly worked (usually I hate when authors switch from singular
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ugh. Lusha is annoying as hell.

Full review to come!
Nov 13, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2018-publication
okay but that title is kinda beautiful
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Soo good. Loved the descriptions and the atmosphere. And River, of course.
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

God this book was so amazing and better than the first one! All the flaws I found with the first book were corrected in this sequel and I love seeing the growth Heather Fawcett had as an author. The writing was great, the characters were all flushed out, and I have no unanswered questions. River and Kamzin are two of my favorite literary characters and I am so sad to see their journey come to an end...but I do believe that there is room for more if Heather Fawcett should wish
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Choosing to lock yourself up in a life that doesn't suit you is its own sort of death."

4,5 stars.

BOOK NUMBER 100 OF THIS YEAR AND WHAT A BOOK IT WAS!! I absolutely adore this book and this duology will definitely make it to my favourites list, but I can hear you asking why I gave it 4,5 stars and not 5. Well that's mainly because of the ending, it did not really feel rushed, but I really would have enjoyed a longer ending and am I the only one who missed Thorne in the end of the boo
Kayla TM
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great conclusion to the duology. The world is so beautifully imagined with a strong female lead. I felt this second book was better than the first. There is more depth of character in the pages, though the story does still, largely, rely on the adventure aspect of the story to draw it along. The story could use a little more reflection into what would, or would not, be the correct decisions in the circumstances. I did, like a usually do, have a bit of an issue with how quickly the conclus ...more
Alexandra ✨Reading By Starlight✨
Even the Darkest Stars introduced us to Kamzin, a daring, brave and complex protagonist on a grueling trek to reach the summit of Mount Raksha. But the climb didn’t exactly go as planned and now, thanks to Kamzin, the mountainous empire is on the brink of collapse. Weary, exhausted and reeling from River’s betrayal, the crew are thrust into one last adventure to save the empire.

Wow. Talk about a breathtaking conclusion to a seriously atmospheric duology.

All the Wandering Light was fantastic. Hea
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I finally read this! I enjoy this world and the magic, especially the creatures like Azar-at, the witches, and the ghosts. In this book we got to see River's point of view in addition to Kamzin's and it showed us how ruthless the witches are and what they're after now that the binding spell is broken. It did feel a bit slow overall and didn't have the intensity of the first book. I liked the way it ended and seeing the characters set on their future paths. ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really disliked this book. I couldn’t care any less for the characters, I disliked the slow af pace of the book and I thought it was all very boring. Sorry not sorry #unpopularopinion
- I did like book 1.
Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay, so I liked this one in many ways. I love the mystery surrounding witches and River, but I missed some of the adventure captured in the first book. Still, a worthwhile sequel! Check it out if you liked booked number one.
~Cyanide Latte~
Feb 05, 2020 marked it as dnf-d
DNF'ing this one at 52%. I wish I could go on, but I can't. Unique and inspired as this book is, this duology just isn't for me. I haven't been able to attach to any of the characters, the plot hasn't kept me engaged, the writing style doesn't mesh with me at all, and it just feels like a chore to try to force myself to keep going. I shouldn't have to force myself to read, much less to feel like reading a book is a chore, and since the first book felt like that to begin with and I'm experiencing ...more
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ever since I finished reading Even the Darkest Stars I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next in the series. I spent so much time predicting what might happen in All the Wandering Light, and all my theories were wrong. This book surprised me so much in so many amazing ways and I couldn’t have asked for a more incredible sequel. It was absolute perfection.
Finishing the book was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do because I desperately didn't want it to ever end. From the moment I started rea
Narayan Saka
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
really amazing books! it has really great plots, not so fast but also not so dull either. each character is well told and has important role in the story. it has unpredictable endings, when i read the book, i thought i know how the ending would be (like most book with the same topic) at first, but somehow, the more chapter i read the more i didn't know how it would end. and that's rare for me these days.

what i really love about this sequal is how the author didn't change the unique and original
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars!

I really, really liked this book! I think the first one was just a little bit better, because it set up a really original world with some exceptional worldbuilding, by introducing us to some very interesting characters and also exploring the supernatural in a very good way. This book picks up immediately after the events in book 1, and I could not be happier about it. I really liked all the revelations we get in this book and I loved that we got to see more of the world and the charac
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0


All the Wandering Light is the second and final installment in author Heather Fawcett's Even the Darkest Stars duology. Set in a fictional kingdom reminiscent of Nepal, All the Wandering Light is inspired by both Eastern mythology and the early climbers of Mount Everest. The lush mountain setting is full of dangerous cliffs, sheer rock faces, ice and snow—the perfect backdrop for this thrilling and unique fantasy.

*Full Review @ Gi
Bright Star
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

"Choosing to lock yourself up in a life that doesn't suit you is its own sort of death."

All The Wandering Light was the final book in this starry duology and it was such a great conclusion! If Even The Darkest Stars focused more on the journey through the mountains and the wintery atmosphere, with some revelations only towards the end, in this second book we have more action that will keep you captivated! I really liked how the author wrapped up the story and how everything came to a c
Jamie Coudeville
The book started off slow. It didn't help that it had been over a year since I'd read the first one making it a bit difficult for me to remember the details of what happened. But about halfway through the pace started to pick up. Lusha still annoyed me, though. But I like how everything unfolded and how it ended. ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Around 150 pages in, I was afraid the book would lack some suspension, but right after that, it picked up pace, right until the end! This book was phenomenal!
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