It's been many months since Rafel ventured over Barl's Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help for their ravaged land. With his father's Weather Magic exhausted, there seemed no other hope. Now this too has died.
Only Deenie believes Rafel still lives, sensing her brother in tortured dreams. She also knows she must try to find him, as only Rafel's talents can heal their land. The prospect terrifies Deenie, yet she sees no other choice.
Deenie soon learns of a dangerous power. She comes to suspect that not only is her brother involved, but that the evil their father destroyed is somehow reborn.
I ended up liking this one more than book 1. I think it was cos it was less whining, less Doranen-Olken conflicts. Less Asher (he was good for two books, in the last one he was too arrogant). And even though Rafeel was a good hero, he was too..male.
Deenie on the other hand was a great heroine. She and her friend go on an adventure. Their world is going to hell, and she fears her brother is in trouble. The adventure takes them to new lands and I liked it being just her and her friend. And then some other people that showed up. Ok so you will know at once when they are mentioned but still I shall not say more.
But I wonder, no one ever went over the mountains? Even before Morg? That just seems weird....I mean come on.
Anyway. This is the end. Is the world saved? Oh I wont spoil things but duh, the planet does not blow up, so figure it out. The end was a bit too fast but I liked how it was all wrapped up. Sad to see the world go.
I do like her books.
Paperback, 672 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Orbit
The Fisherman's Children #2