A gripping fantasy, at once lighthearted and intricate…
In this finely crafted second installment in the On the Trail series, Armstrong-Jones explores greed for power, courage, resilience, friendship, and the complex dynamics of marriage and relationships as Veras, the Superiors Creda and Xyron and the band of King’s warriors find themselves on another dangerous quest. Nico and Joul are glad to be back home in the City of Espri, but their joy is short-lived as Veras and the Superiors receive a disturbing message from the Witch of the Great East Wood, the protector of the balance of the world. The Witch is gradually losing her power. Something strange is slowly sucking energy out of her soul. With the Great East Wood and beyond in danger, Veras and the Superiors know they must locate the source of the disruption. Accompanied by Nico, Joul, Ferren, Giever, and Tavis, they begin their journey. But the darkness awaiting them is vengeful and more powerful than before. While the storyline is imbued with the theme of darkness, the book’s tone remains lighthearted, and the world Armstrong-Jones creates, which sees the unseemly pair of sorceress and warriors fighting together unpredictable darkness, is rooted in reality and authenticity. Deeply-realized characters, compelling, wonderfully fluid narrative, and crisp prose complement the tightly crafted plot, which thrills while probing issues of individuality, duty, and mortality. By turns dark and surreal, this fascinating tale will stay with readers long after they turn the last page. Lovers of fantasy adventure will be greatly rewarded.
On the Trail of the Wind’s Tears
(On the Trail, book 2)
by Lynne Armstrong-Jones
Pub date January 20, 2021
Price $2.98 (USD) Kindle edition, $32.99 Hardcover, $17.00 Paperback