Very rarely does the second book rival the first but this book does that and more. I breathed in this story, invested in the characters and suffered along with them. Such is the magic this author weaves slowly drawing you in and keeping you there till the very last page. What a messed up, roef coaster ride lost loved ones, stolen innocence and cruel depraved men in power who fooled the masses into believing in them. The power of one is an amazing thing and someone believing in you can help you climb mountains or topple a dynasty of corruption. There is something for everyone,lots of blood and gore, sweet tender moments and heart stopping action. Maia is so broken yet she is unbreakable because of the people she loves and she will never stop fighting it is that kind on inspiration that sparks rebellion from within and no should underestimate the girl who survived the pit as she will be unstoppable. Book 3 needs to be here now as I desperately want to see how this story ends does Maia save the world and who will be left standing if she does. I cannot wait to find out.