- Magic-Scars -
(The Crown of Stones: Book 2)
Magic doesn’t wound the same as a sword.
Captured by his old enemy, King Draken of Langor, Shinree magic user Ian Troy was sentenced to prison. Tortured and drugged, robbed of his will, his memories, and his magic, Ian was made to do unspeakable things. Rescued, as his body slowly rids itself of the drug, Ian realizes he has returned to an unfamiliar world gripped with fear. In the wake of his fall, those he cared for were left to their own grim fates. Draken has seized control of the realms and named himself High King. His brutal rein has sparked a desperate rebellion that Ian now finds himself a part of. His one task: recover and repair the Crown of Stones, in hopes it will tip the balance in the revolution that is brewing. In pursuit of the reason behind the artifact’s strange loss of magic, Ian is driven to release an explosion of retribution and power that leaves him irrevocably scarred.
Struggling to reconcile the man he has become with the man he once was, Ian strives to understand the growing number of magic-scars adorning his body. He searches for the truth behind his link to the Crown of Stones and uncovers shocking secrets buried for generations beneath the sand. To become the weapon the resistance needs, he must assume responsibility for his magical inheritance. But can he curb the destructive appetite that comes with it?
The price of Ian’s magic and his addiction have never been higher.
An amazing sequel…
This is the second book in the series, and it just leaves me wanting to read the next book as soon as possible. It rapidly became a page turner, and it was with regret that I put it aside each night to sleep.
Whatever troubles Ian Troy has had through the story so far, I can only see being made worse still in the third installment. For every success he has had, he has paid a steep price, and laid the groundwork for his potential downfall.
I can’t wait to see how the various plot lines resolve, but I find myself dreading the costs that might be paid along the way. One book remains, and it will determine who lives and who dies, and who is forever changed by the events so far. Thankfully I had the foresight to order the full set, so I’m not waiting for the author to finish the next book before I can read it…