THE NIGHT BIRD
More war is on the horizon in this next chapter of Asaro's Lost Continent series. Many familiar faces return in a story marked with difficult choices, where the humanity of the protagonists shines through. Fans of this series will be intrigued by possible glimpses of what may lie ahead.
Markus treats Allegra with kindness, and once she meets his 9-year-old brother, Ozarson, she is more convinced of his reasonableness. Unfortunately, Yargazon has set in motion events that threaten to throw the entire region into a violent war. To save those she cares about, Allegra may have to push her mage gifts to the limit. (LUNA, Jul., 576 pp., $14.95)