My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is book two in the Merlin’s Immortals series and I honestly thought it was much better than the first book. I will say, if you haven’t read book one then don’t pick this one up as it would be really hard to follow if you didn’t know the back story. I thought there was a definite improvement in the excitement factor in this book. I’m not sure why but the first book seemed to drag at times for me. I can’t wait to see how the next book turns out!
Thomas has reclaimed the throne of Magnus but a threat rises against his new leadership—the druids. Further, a neighboring kingdom is insisting that Thomas help in England’s fight against invaders from the north and he’s obligated to help. However, he fears that the Earl of York may be working with the secret sect of druids that seek his throne.
In this tale we were whisked away to a land of hidden secrets and hints of magic. Two beautiful women also crave Thomas’ attention—one who hopes in secret and another who is brazen in her attempts to seduce him into the hands of the druids.
I feel that these stories fall into the fantasy genre but they don’t really read as such and I almost crave that and wish I saw more exploration of that element but they’re still good quick reads. Also, unlike the last book I did see more of a Christian element with this book—mainly from the priest. Though this series doesn’t necessarily make it to my “to keep and reread” shelf they’re still worth the read!
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Sigmund is married to songwriter recording artist Cindy Morgan. The couple and their two young daughters divide their time between Red Deer, Alberta and Nashville, Tennessee. He loves going to schools to get kids excited about reading, reaching roughly 80,000 students a year through his Rock&Roll Literacy Show.
I received Fortress of Mist (Merlin’s Immortals #2) as a complimentary gift in exchange for an honest review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. My comments and opinions are my own.