by Joshua Khan
Book: Shadow Magic #2
Pub Date: April 2017
Genre: Young Adult
A fabulously exciting sequel to the fantasy adventure SHADOW MAGIC.
People throughout Gehenna are disappearing, even the feared executioner Tyburn. Many of the nobles believe the kidnappings to be the work of the northern trolls, raiding south for the winter, and when Baron Sable and others head off to fight them, Castle Gloom is left guarded by only the squires.
Lily is struggling with her growing necromantic powers. The castle fills with ghosts, drawn like moths to a flame by the brightness of her magic. Zombies roam the country, some left over from those raised in SHADOW MAGIC, others awakened by Lily. Families are troubled by the returning dead, so Lily tries to incorporate them into day-to-day life, much to the resentment of the living.
Then Lily is attacked in her own castle by a mysterious sorcerer known as Dreamweaver, a young man determined to conquer Gehenna using jewel-spiders, strange crystalline creatures whose bite doesn’t kill, but sends victims to sleep. Lily soon discovers that Dreamweaver is harvesting dreams to fuel his magic.
Lily enters the realm of sleep known as the Dream Time, in an attempt to awaken all the captive dreamers. Instead she finds herself trapped within a dream, one where her family is still alive. With the help of Thorn and the ever loyal Hades, she must somehow overcome the evil Dreamweaver by using his own magic against him – and reclaim her kingdom
My Review: People are missing, ghosts are out and about, and Lily is stuck in the middle of it all. She’s still trying to to get used to her powers, that just keep growing. She is working with the ghosts, and people aren’t trilled by that. Well things aren’t going to get back to normal anytime soon.
So Lily enters Dream Time. No its not a place where you go to catch up on your sleep and get all refreshed. Nope, its worse than that. Everyone in Dream Time was sent to sleep, in a evil plan for the Dreamweaver to grow his magic. Yeah well, that’s not good and Lily is going in and finding a way to beat him and free the people. All in the hopes to get her kingdom back.
For a children’s book, this was full of fun magic and lots of details to capture you. I really liked this book, it was something different from my current reads. Its worth it for all ages. Besides who doesn’t like magic?