SO I am not going to lie. I had a really hard time getting through this novel.
I absolutely adored the first novel and read it in one sitting. This one was a bit of a struggle for me. I felt like the begining was just a lot of struggle and back and fourth. I was just waiting for it to have that BAM moment where things really started to get into it.
For me that moment wasn’t until around 65%. From that point on though, I got invested and was excited to see where it went.
The ending was NOTHING like I thought it was going to be and I loved that it caught me so off guard. I have to say the book did come around for me and I truly did enjoy the series.
Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.
When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?