SHADOWS OF PROPHECY

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In the second book of the Ilduin series, Tess, Sara and their company make their way to the city of Anahar, where Tess and Sara both hope to learn more about their Ilduin heritage. En route, they're ambushed by the Brozandari, and Sara's lover, Tom, is mortally injured -- at least until Tess channels the goddess Theriel, rains fire on their enemies and brings Tom back to the land of the living.

Continuing the story started in Shadows of Myth, Lee again shows herself to be an evocative writer, capable of creating interest and tension while moving the plot forward. The plot does stall occasionally, and while Tess and Sara can be difficult to distinguish from each other, they're both sufficiently interesting to capture the reader's attention. Since this book is light on exposition, read the first volume in this series before embarking on the sequel. (Jan., 496 pp., $13.95)
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Natalie A. Luhrs