The characters were rendered wonderfully – a lot was left to interpretation and maybe that makes the novel a bit harder to read than normal, but this time around I enjoyed the subtle shifts in behavior and emotions so intricately described. Each of them a mystery – even the little girl with the tremendous power. I was half in love with the story of the Wandering Wallace and Miyakitsu, even though I didn’t understand what exactly happened – not fully. There are a lot more mysteries still not clear, like the reason for the soul stones and what is the Wandering Wallace’s aim. The overall atmosphere of the book, is dark and grim, and even horribly sad at times.
The thing I was miffed with, however, was the start – it was the scene from the end of the Weather Witch – the same scene where Jordan and Rowen are boarded across different ships. The scene showed some differences this time around in the novel. Leaving that, I was pretty much into this book – hanging on to every word. The book got better and better as the story progressed, and by better I mean with regards to the plot. Mood-wise, it was dark, and even the end was sort of bittersweet. That, however, makes me really excited for the next book.
Received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.