Remy has crafted an entire world that is subtly different from our own. Mal has returned home but changed from his exposure to the draw of the sea. Liam has grown both is size and in distrust of the man who he idolizes. The prince/captain/captor has returned with Mal and Liam to draw their kingdom into an alliance.
Avani has served as Vocent, the king's counselor, mortician, detective and assassin while Mal was captive. She has also grown in power and in skepticism. The introduction of the desert people and their threat forces her to more fully accept her new role.
Remy crafts memorable characters and creates a new look at those who live under the barrows. She has put together a plot and has woven a story of intricate tapestry with vivid colors and startling scenes. The introduction of magic induced technology only adds to the delightful flavor of this series.
I really enjoyed the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.