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The Inquisitor's Mark: The Eighth Day, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.

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It's hard to believe this is already Book 2 in a trilogy; given the plodding way Salerni lays things out, you'd expect the series to go to at least Book 6. There are the multiple warring clans and their special marks and talents, the mythologies -- Arthurian past and Grunsday present -- and, in this book, all the hype about brownie tunnels altering time and how it all works. It seems like the reader is being set up for the long haul.

All those extra details and family affiliations to keep straight get in the way of the storytelling at first. They may have worked better in a meaty appendix or companion volume. Still, when the action ratchets up, readers will feel invested, mainly because all the main good characters -- Jax, Dorian, Riley, Evangeline -- have one impossible situation to get out of after another, plus some crazy powers they get to use -- and, of course, only one Grunsday to get the job done.

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