Blackwatch (Wintercraft #2)

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Blackwatch (Wintercraft #2)
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14+
Release Date
June 26, 2012
ISBN
0062026445
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Deliver Kate Winters and be spared.”

Kate is the one person gifted enough to work the magic held in the ancient book of Wintercraft. And everyone wants her, either to lock her up or to use her as the ultimate weapon. Her rare power is being able to walk freely through the veil between life and death, and she cannot control it.

Hunted by the Blackwatch—the elite assassins of the enemy—and by her own people, Kate flees deep into tunnels beneath the graveyard city. And she is still inextricably linked to the murderer and traitor Silas Dane, who has crossed the ocean and walked straight into the enemy's hands.

As the Blackwatch closes in, Kate and Silas will face terrors that only they can keep from destroying Albion. And time is running out.

Those who wish to see the dark, be ready to pay your price.

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I think this is one of those series that readers will either fall madly in love with or will walk away from shaking their heads. The highlights: genuinely dark, atmospheric world with scary things that go bump in both the day and the night. High stakes. A lot of things happening (ambushes, betrayal, hunting, running for one's life etc.). The sticking points for me: some pacing issues, difficulty truly engaging with any character but Silas (who, let's face it, rocks my face off), and for some reason, I had a hard time picturing the setting and events as they unfolded.

The book as a whole didn't quite come together for me the way I'd hoped it would, but I think readers who loved book one will probably enjoy this sequel. It's definitely worth taking a look at this series if you haven't tried it. You might join the "Madly In Love With This Series" camp. And Silas alone deserves an audience.
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