The sequel picks up a few years after the first book left off. Nujran is now a college student at the University of Western Foalinaarc. When the story begins, Nujran hears a bunch of commotion outside the window of his dorm and goes down to the quadrangle to see what’s going on. There they find the body of a student and foul play is suspected. Nujran thinks nothing of it, besides thinking the death is very sad, until he learns that the men who tried to harm him and his family in the first novel have escaped from prison and look to be headed to the college to come after him. Could the girl’s death be related?
The novel introduces a few new characters and brings back old favorites like Nujran’s teacher and mentor, Amsibh, and his friends the Monks of Meirar. I thought the story was really engaging and there were one or two people I thought might be bad or involved in some of the bad things that happen, but I was either wrong and those characters were red herrings or their role will be further explained in the next installment. The novel does not have a neat ending; it’s sort of a cliff hanger. It doesn’t leave you hanging, like in the middle of a life and death situation, but it is not wrapped up at the end so I hope the 3rd book comes out soon!
Overall I liked the book and I think both Nujran books that are out are fast reads.
*This book was sent to me complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*