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Shadowcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Solid, exciting sequel with a new girl-power character.

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While the shift in main characters may disappoint, little else will in this epic-sized warring-kingdoms fantasy sequel with hints of magic and romance. The same formula from the first book works well here: Readers are shuffled among different characters' perspectives, especially those of the main love interests, the very un-princessy Lyss, and the dedicated Captain Matelon. Their first exciting rendezvous on the battlefield tips you off that they will meet again and have to grapple with their enemy status.

If you're not too distracted waiting for the sparks to fly, Breon's story and his mysterious mage mark on his neck -- just like Jenna's -- will have you puzzling out how all the characters from both Flamecaster and Shadowcaster fit together. Much is revealed in the last few pages, setting up what nearly promises to be a very exciting third installment.

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