Release date: March 25th 2015
After finally meeting his elusive father, Marcus, and receiving the three gifts that confirm him as a full adult witch, Nathan is still on the run. He needs to find his friend Gabriel and rescue Annalise, now a prisoner of the powerful Black witch Mercury. Most of all he needs to learn how to control his Gift – a strange, wild new power that threatens to overwhelm him.
Meanwhile, Soul O’Brien has seized control of the Council of White Witches and is expanding his war against Black witches into Europe. In response, an unprecedented alliance has formed between Black and White witches determined to resist him. Drawn into the rebellion by the enigmatic Black witch Van Dal, Nathan finds himself fighting alongside both old friends and old enemies. But can all the rebels be trusted, or is Nathan walking into a trap?
I wanted to give this book 3 stars as I felt it could have been soo much more but I still really enjoyed it.
So this book picks up from where we stopped in book one. Do you remember a lot from book one? All you need to know is that Nathan met his father at the end and he had his giving ceremony. Mercury has captured Annalise and placed her under a spell until Nathan brings her his fathers heart or head which Nathan has firmly declared will not happen. So all caught up now? There is a lot more but you have to read or re-read book 1 to get into the rhythm of book 2.
After Nathan’s giving he is finally getting his powers and he is just like his father except he can’t seem to control it. He can sense when the change is happening but has no clue what happens until after. For months Nathan is on his own, by a cave waiting for Gabrielle to meet him. Just when he is convinced Gabrielle might not come Gus shows up. Gus was sent by Gab to the meeting point and from there Nathan goes with Gus to meet up with Gab and Van.
Soul has taken over the White witch council and is determined to kill every black witch as well as white witches that do not comply with his new world order. And so because of this the witches who do not agree with Soul are fighting back and so for the first time the white and black witches are coming together to form the rebellion. With the Hunters everywhere it is up to the rebellion to fight them or go into hiding. And for the rebellion to succeed they need someone strong, and this is where Nathan is very important to the rebellion.
Nathan must still save Annalise no matter what it take but first he must find out where Mercury is.
To be honest, I thought about giving the book 2 stars as it took me soo long to finish reading it. I lost interest soo many times and the story seemed to drag on and on. But I persevered because book 1 was just soo amazing so this one should be amazing too right? And towards the end the book got much better, I started to enjoy the book more and could see why I had wanted to see this book to the end.
My favourite parts of the book where the moments Nathan spent with his father Marcus. It was nice to see a different side to Marcus rather than the doom and gloom black witch everyone talks about. But Marcus is really one angry brutal man who shows no mercy. I thought Annalise was annoying but that’s just her, I was sad at what she did at the end of the book but knew it was bound to happen. It was strange for me to read about Nathan and Gabrielle and how Gab adores Nathan even showing moments of jealousy.
In all I enjoyed the book, I am going to read book 3 to find out how it all concludes but for the love of life, I hope I don’t have to wait 1 year to read it because by then it means another re-read of the previous books. And don’t get m started on that right now.