After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.


I enjoyed this book, but it did feel a little bit like it was taking us from one battle to another. There wasn’t as much story development as the first one. It was mostly Zelia and Amari having power struggles.With Inan and his mother having agruements popped in every so often.

It was well written and I loved all the new characters. I really wasn’t a big fan of Zelie’s whining, it didn’t fit with her character in the previous book. I did love the developments in magic, I thought they were really unique and well thought out. I would love to see more of the unique magic the Titans and Centers can weild.

I am very intrigued to see what happens in the next book. Will Tzain have more of an influence in the story? Will people realise they are all on the same side?

4 out of 5 stars