Summary: After spending the summer apart, Titus and Iolanthe are eagerly awaiting the start of term at Eton. Planning a romantic getaway in the Crucible is a lot easier when Atlantis isn’t trying to kill you. Before their relationship can pass the physical barrier, they stumble upon another great elemental mage. Is Iolanthe the Chosen One or is this other mage the Chosen One? Titus is trapped between the two with only his mother’s visions to guide him and they haven’t been helping. Titus desperately wants it to be Iolanthe, but the signs seem to be pointing to the other mage.
I love this series and I’m eager to start the third one to see how it will end! I love the magic in this series, it’s developed well and there are so many possibilities! Elemental magic, subtle magic, and blood magic! So many cool spells that can be done. The best part is definitely Iolanthe’s ability to summon lightning, but I love it all. Fantasy is quickly becoming my favorite genre.
Iolanthe and Titus are one of my favorite couples, not because they are devoted to each other, but because they tease each other and are friends with each other. Their relationship is so much more than just physical and I love them together. They have great chemistry and this is seen in the Sahara desert chapters. The book is split between England and the Sahara desert. The two storylines eventually converge in the end of the book, but before that it sets up a wonderful narrative arc.
This was an adventurous and enjoyable sequel! It was not boring or slow, especially when most the chapters ended on cliffhangers. There was lots of action, suspense, and cool magic! The plot was interesting and kept me guessing and hanging on to every word. I love the narration in this story too, it reads so well and I ate up the book!