Title: Ewan Pendle and the Castle of Nightmares (Ewan Pendle #2)
Author: Shaun Hume
When Ewan Pendle began his second training year at Firedrake Lyceum, he thought it might at least be easier than the first. Now that he knew he was a Lenitnes, one of an ancient race of peoples who alone can see the real Creatures which inhabit the earth, he hoped things would maybe go a little downhill from here … How wrong he was.
I am so happy to read this sequel. I read the White Wrath (Ewan Pendle #1) and fell in love with the world and characters. The author is in this for the long run, that’s clear by the way that the plots between book one and two weave together like one big book.
Book two is just as fantastic as book one. Some questions I had from book one are answered, a lot of those pertaining to Ewan’s history in particular, and brand new questions new are brought to light. I love the setting with its very Harry Potter like feeling. This book even includes a trip to Scotland. While book one had its own fantastic roster of creatures, book two comes in with its own intriguing beings.
The plot is a good rollercoaster of adventure and respite, allowing us the chance to see how the characters act in the heat of action and when the stakes aren’t so high. I’m excited to see what book number three will bring for these characters. This is a fantastic series for people who love urban fantasy academy stories.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.