I had really enjoyed The Wind Child by Gabriela Houston when I read it last year and was really pleased that I saw this on NetGalley, and was even more pleased when I was allowed to read it early
Continuing the story of Mara and Torniv as they flee from the consequences of book one (it would be a good idea to read book one before this one).
The adventure is still full on in this story, meeting new characters and familiar faces from the first book, twists and turns, bargains and debts.
Steeped in Slavic folklore this is a fascinating romp and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
Nice touches expanding Torniv’s backstory and possible futures for him.
As for the ending, extremely satisfying whilst being unexpected, but exactly what the story needed and was building up to for two books.
Really enjoyed this, especially Mara’s resourcefulness and gumption, would thoroughly recommend for 8+ readers who are after a great adventure based on Slavic folklore.