It's been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring's king, Angra, disappeared?thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity?with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses?the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm's secrets, Meira plans on using the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe?even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves? Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Jannuari?leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell's growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter's security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken Kingdom and protect them from new threats? As the web of power and deception is woven tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom?and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter but for the world.
My review - Can this trilogy get any better? I just loved the second book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy and I am already halfway through the 3rd book...I really love it okay.
We are following Meira after the events of the last book. It's been 3 months and Angra is dead...isn't he? And she can trust all the people she knows...can't she? This book is about Meira releasing all her full potential and figuring out how to save winter and not let it fall into the wrong hands. Along the way she will meet some new characters, friends, be betrayed and come face to face with someone from her past that she thought she defeated. She can get through this...right?
I love this book. I love that we had chapters from Mather and Meira. So, whilst Meira was going to different cities we could still read up on Mather and what was going on in Winter. Mather also has a lot to deal with, he has only just found out things from his past and basically, his whole life was a lie and now he has to get used to this new life. But, he doesn't want too and he doesn't trust the Cordell guards that are at Winter. Meira is looking for three keys so, she decides to travel to different places to find them. She meets some interesting characters - One is Ceridwen who I LOVE SO MUCH! She is a fantastic new character and I could just read about her all day long - Her brother, the king of Summer but, everything is going a bit too easy for her, too easy and she is starting to wonder what is really going on and what could be hiding in the shadows...Can she figure it all out before it's too late?
There was a lot of drama, heartbreak, laughs and so much world and character building that I loved it! I love that we got to read about some other different places and I kind of want to go and visit them all-not whilst all this craziness is going on like-and you really see how much Meira and others have grown. She has been given all this stuff to deal with and she is trying to do it the best way she can, even if it causes trouble but her heart belongs to Winter and she knows she must do whatever she can to help it become the kingdom it once was. She must uncover secrets, form alliances and find out who she really can trust.
Sara has written a fantastic sequel to Snow Like Ashes and I just love this trilogy so much. I'm scared and excited to finish the last one as IT'S THE LAST ONE but I have faith that it will be brilliant as this book just blew it out of the park for me. If you haven't started this trilogy yet then I really suggest that you do because it is becoming one of my favourite trilogies out there and all the characters and this wonderful fantasy world are just so mesmerizing that you won't want to put it down either.