Today's post is on Spellweaver by Lynn Kurland. It is the second novel in her second Nine Kingdoms trilogy and as such you need to have read the first books to understand what is going on. It is 385 and is published by Berkley Sensation. The cover has the main character on it looking determined. The intended reader is someone who like epic fantasy, thick plots, and just a little romance. There is no language, no sex, and some violence in this book. The story is told from the third person close perspective of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Sarah of Doire is finished mages and the mayhem they cause. Her quest to find her brother and stop his foul spells has failed, her trust in Ruith is shattered, and her future lies in ruins. All she wanted was a peaceful place to weave- instead she's hunted by black mages, trapped by her sense of obligation, and imperiled by a past she knows nothing about... yet.Hiding in the mountains, Ruithneadh of Ceangail had long managed to ignore the magic in his veins, until aiding Sarah with her ill-fated quest forced him into places where his heritage was impossible to deny. Now, faced with an ever-increasing number of enemies who've discovered he's alive and want his power his choice is to accept his birthright and gather his father's spells together so he can destroy them, or turn away and allow his father's evil to overcome the Nine Kingdoms.
Review- So much happens in this book. Pasts revealed, more world building, and more character development. I just love this series so much. The writing, the characters, the plot, everything is just so good. The last revelation that Gair may still be alive was not too much of a surprise to me because of the black mage in the last book. The mystery of who Sarah is has been solved but what dreamweaving is we still do not know. There is more action in this one and more romance. In addition we get see more of the world than the first trilogy and first book. We travel to the dwarven kingdom and they are very different from others that I have read about. They can use magic but they have a particular brand of it. Ruith gets more okay with who and what he is and now everyone but Morgain knows that he is alive. But that is a problem for another day. I cannot wait to see how this is going to end.
I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this book with my own money.