Second Wind (Perspective) Paperback – March 23, 2016
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- Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
- Paperback : 358 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1790140129
- ISBN-13 : 978-1790140121
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Independently published (March 23, 2016)
- Language: : English
Best Sellers Rank:
#12,273,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #91,563 in Children's Fantasy & Magic Books
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Authors, Amanda Giasson and Julie B. Campbell create these two voices and place us back into the fantastical world of Qarradune for part two of this classy tale. Throw in ghost wolves, a magnificent Skydasher bird of prey, and a warrior that walks on water and you have something truly special. They then give us the unexpected as far as plot goes and even more memorable, breathtaking characters. I found myself constantly saying, “I didn’t see that coming.” The plot twists feel natural, make sense and are not jarring: not shock for the sake of shock. My favorite character is Aésha. As Megan (too funny) Wynters puts it, she's strange and unpredictable.
Irys’ bout with substance abuse written in the first-person is pure genius from a writing standpoint, the best part of the story for me. We see through the protagonist’s eyes the complete road from addiction to recovery, and it’s brilliant. This line from an addicted Irys tells it all. “I was aching for something to help me stay awake or something to force me to sleep. It didn’t matter what it was.” We also see the perfect love of family between two people who only have each other in Irys and Lord Emery.
Second Wind often feels like two stories connected by the powerful bond of Irys and Megan. As a reader I found myself aching to get back to each other’s story and understanding their pain to get back to each other and in Megan’s case … home. It isn’t until you get to the final page that you realize there is more (Yay!) that you have to wait for (Ugh!). Five stars for beautiful writing, building tension and suspense and intriguing characters with depth.
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A must read!