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The 1-line Review:
What can I say, I loved this book just as much as the first. The magic gets even better, the plot lines are deep and woven, and we get a great story line into the history preceding the main trilogy story line.
The longer review
Marcellus, Nicolai, and Corren have to handle new roles as King, Prince, and Head of the order. The Norther magical guild, The Osiris Colony threatens the balance of the realm with a claim to the powers of the Phoenix. The earth faeries face a challenge that will challenge their way of life. Can the new king and his brothers safeguard the realm of humans and fairies before the land they know is destroyed? (you should read and see)
The magic continues to impress from the first book. The book dives into the history of the Mapmaker and the earth fairies that added a great depth of knowledge to the character of Salerno as well as the origins of The Order. There is still much to learn about the order, leaving mysteries for the next installment.
The Lost Branch matches the great depth the first book, Gift of the Phoenix, contained . Again the layers of major and minor plot lines are woven together so intricately, and feel separate but connected at the same time I felt like there were several “mini ending” throughout the story that gave me a satisfying sense as each perspective plot line came to a close.
The main character of each chapter rotates among Marcellus, Nicolai, and Corren, with occasional chapters and excerpts centered around pro and antagonists. Each chapters grips and pulls you into a story line, only to be switched back into another characters story pages after. It ends up creating quite the page turner as you constantly are reading to get back to each character to see what happens next.
I can’t wait for the next! this series is truly one of the great ones.