Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: Wanderer's Shadow

Title: Wanderer’s Shadow (Wizards and Faeries #2)
Author: Stephanie Void
Page Count: 132
Rating: 3.5 TURTLES: A very enjoyable read, I recommend you check it out.


When a naked man washes up on the shores of Cemagna’s home, she knows it means something bad is happening. And within 24 hours, she and her brother Temet are thrown headfirst into a world of wizards, war, underground monsters, and Magic-related human experimentation.

But what she did not expect to discover is the real nature of the Wizardly Order, the prison-like organization all wizards are forced to join. She learns the dirty little secret its leaders are hiding, and they will stop at nothing to make sure she doesn’t repeat it.

To make matters worse, her worst enemy, Duke Von Chi, whom she thought she was dead, turns up in the worst possible place: inside her mind, where she can’t escape him. If the Wizardly Order doesn’t get her first, the insanity the Duke is driving her to may succeed…


Wanderer’s Shadow was a quick and fast-paced sequel that picks up two years after Halfway left off.  Unlike the last book, Halfway, Wanderer’s Shadow does not alternate between the characters Cemagna and Temet, leaving Cemagna the sole narrator. Many of the questions that were left unanswered at the end of the first book were addressed.

My main problem while reading this book was the same as with Halfway. Because while I do enjoy quick reads, when it becomes so quick that the plot and the characters’ actions seem rushed it detracts from my enjoyment somewhat. Especially with fantasy I think it is nearly impossible to rush because you have to be transported to an entirely different world and I just never felt I was actually there.

If you liked Halfway I would definitely suggest that you check out Wanderer’s Shadow. If you haven’t read Halfway yet you can find out more about it HERE.  The end of Wanderer’s Shadow definitely left me wanting to find out what happens next despite the rushed feeling and I will be keeping a lookout for the next installment. 

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