Blurb: Surviving a narrow brush with death convinced Katelyn Kestrel that she must never return to the war-torn Outside World. Safe again within the sanctuary of Haven Valley, she has forced herself to forget Rune Thayer, the young Dragoon soldier who had sacrificed everything to save her.
Katelyn’s struggle to adapt to a peaceful life is undone when she is assaulted by a classmate, triggering her powers with devastating consequences. The authorities learn of her rare Abilities, and a web of troubling mysteries unravels around her. She finds that an unfortunate twist of fate has delivered Haven prisoners to the Prince of Shadows, and he will stop at nothing to discover the valley’s secret location. Katelyn must find and rescue the captives or witness the destruction of everything she has ever loved.
And just like that, I stepped firmly onto the hardened soil of my worst nightmare.
“Sometimes I dream that I don’t hate you.” His words were a cup, brimming with honesty and pain. “Then I wake up. It all comes back. I remember what you did to me—how wicked life is.”
“This is it,” Rune said, looking up at the mouth of the hall. “The moment where we live for our luck, or die for our decisions.”
According to Goodreads, this book has two different titles. This one is called Paperglass, the other one is called Dragoon. Both are titled as book 2 in The War of Princes series but they are the same book. I chose this one because this is the only one available on Amazon.
This book totally threw me for a loop. I wasn’t expecting the turn it was going to take. The supporting characters take a more prominent role in this one. Which really makes this story deeper. I mean, even if they didn’t have more spotlight time the story would have been great, it just added that extra layer to the story though, ya know?
The stakes are higher, the love is deeper, and the magic is more powerful. We learn more about the politics of the both worlds in this one and the author adds more world building as well; making this story really come alive to me. The first book was great, this one was better.
I’d like to point out that I loved how the author was able to change her characters temperaments and make me believe it. This is a tough thing to do IMO. I can’t wait to see what adventures Katelyn and Co. go on in the next book.