One of the King's knights has gone missing. Sent to explore the mysterious Wild Wood, which no-one dares visit and some say are enchanted, he has vanished in the snow. Tiuri - now Sir Tiuri after carrying out his last perilous mission - has to find him.
With his best friend and squire, Piak, he must journey into the heart of a terrifying, secret forest realm, where danger is all around and every path leads you astray. It is a place of lost, overgrown cities and ancient curses; of robbers, princesses and strange Men in Green; of old friends and treacherous new enemies and a secret plot that threatens to bring down the entire kingdom.
This gripping, spellbinding sequel to The Letter for the King sees a hero facing his greatest test, surrounded by darkness in a world where good and evil wear the same face, and the wrong move could cost his life but where help comes from the unlikeliest of places.
I give it - 5/5
My review - This was such a wonderful book.
First things first, this is such a beautiful book. When I first opened it there was a map on the inside and when you took of the dust cover there was a beautiful imprint on the book, just wow at the design on the whole book.
I am a big fan of fantasy books and this one is at the top for me. From the first page I was pulled into this fantasy world surrounded by all the wonderful characters.
I really love the world building in this book. I love how Tanke has built her own fantasy world. The story and characters where very engaging.
Also, Laura Watkinson has done a wonderful job in translating this book!
The story is very intriguing filled with, journeys, sword fights and friendship. We meet a lot characters we already know from the previous book and get to meet a handful of interesting characters as well.
This was a fantastic fantasy story that will have you gripped from the very first page. It will transport you into the book and you feel like you are apart of this brilliant story.
Cannot recommend this story enough to everyone!