Into the Fire
by Jodi McIsaac
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Series: The Thin Veil, Book 2
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
Number of Pages: 259
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Cedar McLeod would like
nothing more than to return to Tír na nÓg, help rebuild the mythical
kingdom, and start a new life for herself and her daughter, Eden. But
peace is isn’t what Cedar finds after being reunited with her little
Nuala—who kidnapped and terrorized Eden in her previous
bid for power—has returned and is making a persuasive claim for the
vacant throne. The devastation such a ruler would bring upon both the
kingdom and the human world is unthinkable. With no one else to stake a
convincing counter-claim, Cedar steps forward . . . but first she must
prove her worth beyond a doubt.
Her opportunity comes when she
is charged with finding an ancient treasure, the Stone of Destiny, and
returning it to its rightful home. It is a quest that will lead her to
question her beliefs, and push her loyalties to their limits. If she
succeeds, Cedar could grant her new world and her new family a chance to
flourish again. If not . . . destruction may be the only path ahead.
the Fire, the second book in the Thin Veil series, is a captivating
blend of Celtic myth, mystery, and adventure that delves deeper into the
ancient world first explored in Through the Door
Get ready to get lost in the mystery and mayhem of Tír na nÓg once again, as author Jodi McIsaac magically transports us back through the Thin Veil in book two of the series, Into the Fire. Cedar McLeod has Eden back and with Finn at her side, she is learning her way around her new world. When the realm seeks a new ruler, the evil and self-serving Nuala steps forward, convincing the council she is the best qualified. Knowing Nuala’s rule spells nothing but disaster for both the magical and human realm, Cedar is compelled to challenge her for the crown. Doubtful of her ability to rule, the council gives Cedar an impossible task and little time to fulfill their demands. The Stone of Destiny has been missing for eons and finding it would be similar to finding a needle in a haystack. Will Cedar succeed? Can she trust those who claim to be her allies? What secrets will the stone reveal if its legendary powers are still intact?
From the start, Jodi McIsaac plunges us back into the world of Celtic legends and myth, as she takes us on a journey that spans thousands of miles, and ramps up the tension as the clock counts down! With a cast of characters who have distinct traits and personalities, Ms. McIsaac has brought the story to life with her own brand of magic. Each scene feels real, I wasn’t looking in on the story, I was there and felt like I was visiting all of the places the characters did! Ever want to fly with a dragon? Go undercover with a butterfly? Face off against powerful beings? Test your commitment to your beliefs, your love for family and friends, at the same time as the characters do? You can do that, all while being lost between the covers of Into the Fire!
I received an ARC edition in exchange for my honest review as part of the Into the Fire book Tour stopping at Tome Tender and I honestly wished I had the magic to make book three appear immediately!