After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is captured by their mortal and spiritual enemy—Sethos—and his master, Keallach, emperor of Pacifica. Andriana is certain Keallach can be convinced to follow the Maker's plan and join the other Remnants … but in time, she must decide whether she really can pull him back to the Way, or if Sethos's web of darkness has slowly and thoroughly trapped them both … forever.
Andriana's adventures continue in this sequel to Season of Wonder, providing both intrigue and a little romance. Readers learn more about twins Keallach and Kapriel, although I would like to see Kapriel take more of a leadership role as he is supposed to be the prince. I'm hoping he emerges stronger in the next book in the series with a more prominent role. Mysterious Niero also reveals himself more fully with a surprising twist (no spoilers here...). The love triangle between Dri, Ronan and Keallach deepens as Keallach's internal struggle unfolds.
Overall, this story is a real page turner and I found it hard to put down at night! The characters demonstrate the power of faith in the face of challenging circumstances. Great role models and lessons for teens weave throughout and provide stark comparisons to our culture of immediate gratification. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next!