Reviewed by Dan
SERIES: The Shifter War Book Two
AUTHOR: K.K. Ness
LENGTH: 214 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 17, 2017
As the first ever human custodian, Danil is sworn to protect the strange new magic threading across the deadlands. But the armies of Roldaer are stirring, and when an assassin nearly takes his life, Danil sets out to win the aid of the Amasian High Council.
With Hafryn by his side, Danil discovers that allies are rarely what they seem. Intrigue and betrayal haunt their steps, and soon Danil and Hafryn must use all their wits to stay alive. Meanwhile, a fearsome magic that has not been unleashed since the blackest days of the Great War is reawakened.
Using such magic could see Danil save the deadlands, or destroy it.
Visioner picks up directly after the completion of the first book in the series, Messenger, and it is crucial that you read that book first. They are both really, really, good and it shouldn’t be too onerous a task!
If you read my review of Messenger, you will know that I loved the story and the worldbuilding, and I’m happy to say that the story just gets better in this second installment. We’re back with Danil and Hafryn, and Danil has begun to develop unexpected powers. He is growing in magical abilities, but he is a human, and not completely welcome or wanted in the shifter land of Amas. Plus, now that the bad folks from the first installment are gone, there seems to be an effort by Roldaer to plead for peace with Amas. But is the woman sent to do it, all that she seems?
Danil and Hafryn face distrust and outright battle from some unexpected sources, and again, as in book one, the story moves along at a very rapid pace. I found myself unable to put my Kindle down until I finished it. I loved how Danil keeps finding out new things about himself, and the way he is interacting with the magical crystals. I also love how the authors have written a land where shifters of every size, shape and type intermingle.
This one had it all. Assassination attempts, good versus evil, hidden plots, unexpected betrayal from totally unexpected sources, and the continuing increase in Danil’s abilities.
I loved the book. It ends in a way that you know there is more to come. Let’s hope these twins who write as K.K. Ness are taking the time to work on the next installment…and soon!