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Even Better Than The Iron Thorn,
This review is from: The Nightmare Garden (Iron Codex) (Hardcover)
I loved The Iron Thorn and have anxiously awaited the next book in the series. While I recommend either re-reading book one or at least refreshing your memory a little before starting this one, I thought Caitlin did a nice job of building upon the world and characters begun in The Iron Thorn.
The Nightmare Garden is dark, fast-paced, complex, and riveting. Aoife hasn't changed a whole lot since book one, but everyone else has grown quite a bit. I love the added world building in the mists and the arctic--so real and vivid. I found myself riding an emotional roller coaster: at times angry, sometimes frustrated or apprehensive, sometimes hopeful, and at one point absolutely heartbroken.
The Nightmare Garden is an excellent sequel--even better than The Iron Thorn!! So, so good! I can't wait to see where Caitlin takes us in book 3.