For this book being the writer's second book, he's an excellent author. This book contains alot of mystery, the action is not excessive, and it's first and foremost a page turner. Ilien and Windy are following the guide of the Swan and you are introudced to Bulcrist a Nidemon and Pedustil a steam dragon. Upon meeting Bulcrist it's not clear if he's to be trusted or not. Ilien still doesn't know what he is and it's not clear who the prophised one is yet. Ilien has begun seeing more and more visions of what the future holds. He will also begin learning a new magic, the Untrue Language. Is Ilien Nomadin or Nidemon? Is he Reknemarken or the Creator?
If you are looking for more of a riproaring ride through a world filled with lots of mystery and magic, no matter your age, read the 2nd book in the Nomadin series. It does not fail to disappoint.