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I thoroughly enjoyed the first book therefore I was inclined to purchase the second in the series. However this was not as great as I thought. The plotline wasn't clear and there was a hatred beetween Curtis and Prue, which for me ruins their relationship. The ending is abrupt and it does not have the great magical feel and aura as it did in the first book. Not happy with the purchase.
I think there were too many narrative voices for this book to work for me and they weren't distinct enough. Also, you need to read the third part - so the story is really really long....I found this a bit disappointing as the first book wrapped up neatly enough to work as a stand alone book
Having read the first book 'Wildwood' I'm already familiar with the world and characters, and yet this second book still surprises me with new adventures and new characters, yet the story has got so much more complicated. Enjoyed it and looking forwards for the next book.
As magical an well written, as creative and extraordinary the first book is, as chaotic, arbitrary and boring is the second one. It is just a string of random plots that do not effect the deus -ex-machina outcome. Our beloved, unusual Herod from book one return shallow, unwitty and- well stupid. The pace of the whole book is that of the first chapters of other books, one can't shake off the feeling that the "real story" has yet to unfold. Until the last page.