This series just gets better and better. It continues to amaze me that every time I read these books that I feel so connected to the characters. Every thing about this series makes you want more. These characters stay with you long after you close the book and that is how you know that the book is truly a piece of art. It is disappointing to end the book and have to wait such a long time for the next in the series.
As far as the characters you have Raisa who has grown so much. She has proven to be a powerful and smart young women. She is well equipped to rule her kingdom and is smart enough to surround herself with the right people to help protect and guide her. She has a vision for her kingdom and it seems she isn’t going to let anyone stand in her way of seeing that come to pass. Then you have Han who has lost so much in his life and yet has over come and is thriving in his new environment. He is becoming a very powerful wizard but even a more powerful ally for the new queen. Then you have all the side characters that are just as intriguing with very unique roles to play in the story. Mrs. Chima doesn’t just introduce these characters to do a task and then there gone no, she makes you get to know them and feel for them just as much as the main characters. Which is not alway accomplished with this much passion and intelligence.
She is truly one of the greatest story tellers of our time. This world is one that I can picture because there is just enough realism mixed with the fantasy that it just sucks you right in. I know that this is high fantasy at its finest and this author continues to show how amazing her creative side is with each and every novel she writes. She most definitely has me hooked!