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The Hidden Queen

Peter V Brett

The Hidden Queen
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ISBN: 9780008309831

Description

Humanity thought the war with demonkind was over. Now, after less than a generation to rebuild, the demon corelings have returned with a vengeance. The Spear of Ala―the fortress that stands at the gates of the demon’s hive―is the last bastion against the horde, and reports say it may already have fallen.

Reviewed on 11th May 2024

Book two of the Nightfall Saga, sequel series to the original Demon Cycle, sees our teenage heroes regroup in a journey to save their parents, and the world.

It feels long, and is incredibly detailed, painting a picture of what this world has become and following some long journeys. It’s not really quite what I was expecting, because it doesn’t do what the original series did with building out to another character - instead we continue to follow just the two points of view.

Both characters continue to grow through the book, and it’s clear they’ve gained in confidence and ability, and it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out in book three with the changes to the dynamic that will result from the events of this book.

It took me a while to get through it, but was still an enjoyable world to visit.

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