The malevolent and ruthless mage, Dante Asano is defeated but victory came at a horrific price.
Before Wisp and his companions could intervene, Dante possessed Pendra Thorn’s body. In order to stop Dante without killing Pendra, a magic sleep spell was cast.
A glass coffin warded with powerful spells encased her body while her mind fled to a favourite memory; unfortunately, Dante is also trapped with her.
The magical coffin will only keep her alive, and Dante contained for a short time.
A desperate plan to undertake a treacherous journey across an unknown sea means Wisp and his companions must disband. Some journey with Wisp to find an ancient spell to release Pendra and banish Dante’s spirit.
Those left behind must guard Pendra in a city under threat.
An ancient evil casts a shadow over Edra causing burgeoning unrest and setting the inhabitants against one another.
Wisp’s journey must be successful not only for Pendra’s sake but also for Edra itself.
I was lucky to be part of the beta reading team for Wisp II and was entrusted with an early copy before release. This a highly imaginative fantasy book with many aspects to it to keep you entertained. It is the second in the series continuing the tale from the first book which I read and enjoyed also.
The story begins with the news of the death of the senior law enforcer Nether Green. Could this be a murder case? Marsh fairy law enforcer Wisp is drawn into the mystery and must try and discover what has happened. Alongside this, there is a change in the tone of writing – becoming darker – in the sections devoted to Pendra who is sealed in a glass coffin. We are whisked away on a trip across the Great Sea to Samoyer, (Wisp’s father’s homeland,) to find a spell to separate Dante from Pendra.
There are times when Park’s writing takes you to a very special place drawing you into the narrative beautifully. An author to watch, a talent in the making.
I enjoyed the amusing dialogue which gave the protagonists a distinct voice and style.
I’d recommend reading the first in the series before continuing with WISP II.
Here is the link to my review of the first book:
My recommendation: 5 stars. Read this if you like dark fantasy tales which are full of intrigue, mystery and murder! A definite recommendation for fantasy readers, and may also be of interest to LGBT YA Fiction readers due to the (continuing love story between Wisp and Finn.)
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wow, thank you, Marjorie, for an amazing review. Thank you so much, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. <3
I don’t think my reply posted, Marjorie. Wow, thank you so much for an amazing review. I’m so happy you liked it. Thank you. <3
My pleasure Adele. I’ve been out just back. Congrats. <3 x
A wonderful review of Adele’s book, Marje.
Thank you Robbie. So much talent in the community. 🙂
What a fabulous review. I’ve loved these books, Marje. That second book ended with a cliff hanger! I’m dying to find out what happens. ❤
Marje, what block are you using to get the previous review to show up? Curious, because it looks so good!
Hi Colleen sorry for the late reply but you ended up in my dream folder. Yes very original books, looking forward to more from Adele. <3