This is the second book in the Empire of the House of Thorns series, Justice At Sea. Things start to pick up in the series, and dare I say, I am becoming a fan. The second book was a great read.
In book two, Justice is now an admiral, with her own ship, and a small army of some unique characters. This is impressive and an awful lot for a teenager to take on. I mean, she’s leading these people to war against the Fae. The Fae have given Justice a run for her money.
I love Justice’s character. Yes, she has her childish moments. She is 15, but she is still a kid, and there is still that childlike innocence present. Yet, she is strong and brave. Taking on a role that most adults are ready to play. She has to save her family, save the world (at least London), command an army to fight the Fae, all while learning to control her own magic. To me, she has matured a lot since book one.
I love seeing how Henry, Faith, the rest of the Kasric clan develop. The secondary characters are awesome, and there are many of them. It’s hard to keep track. I like to make a character list when I read to ease any confusion (a little tip for you). I am excited to see what book three brings.
This author of Science Fiction and Fantasy lives in the suburbs just outside the sprawling decay of Detroit, Michigan. There he resides with his wife (Kimberly) his daughter (Kathryn) and a group of animals he refers to as ‘The Menagerie’. He has been selling short stories since the early ’80’s, including recent sales to Escape Pod and Dark Wisdom Anthology from Elder Signs Press.