the Harbinger series
By Jeff Wheeler
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler continues his majestic Harbinger series in a world where motivations are as mysterious as magic.
For three years, Sera Fitzempress has been a pawn in a gilded prison—the floating manor of Pavenham Sky. Disgraced and exiled from society, she has been isolated from the downtrodden she’s determined to liberate. But although Sera may seem subservient on the outside, the stubborn princess has only become emboldened.
Now in charge of her family’s estate, Cettie Pratt has grown into an independent young woman, although she continues to be tested by the high society of the clouds. Advancing in the magic of the Mysteries, Cettie is also a useful tool of defense during turbulent times. However, as more of Cettie’s mysterious past comes to light, her greatest challenge may be a reckless stranger with a dark secret.
The fog of war is drawing in, and with it comes a startling new enemy who may unravel secrets that both women would prefer stay hidden. But their secrets may be the only way to stop the coming darkness… (Courtesy of goodreads.com)
Adult Point of View
I received an ARC courtesy of NetGalley and the author of Iron Garland in exchange for my honest opinion.
We enter the scene three years later, and Sera and Cettie have both matured and grown. Their circumstances and responsibilities have formed them into new people – but better.
Sera is more reticent, keeps her own counsel and has unintentionally learned the art of manipulation. That may sound like a negative, but because she’s honest she works through this as well as other issues.
Cettie has the responsibility of caring for the family home and has earned the respect of many, though there are some who just can’t get past her background. As the threads in the story twisted and reformed, I found myself spinning as I wondered what would happen next. And don’t forget romance brewing around every corner. Who will she turn to?
I know that Wheeler doesn’t mind having these go awry and I still don’t have a clear picture where this tale will land in the next book! I love a good surprise.
Iron Garland has been my favorite in the Harbinger series because the intensity is ramping up exponentially. This series is a must read for fantasy lovers.
I also love the covers! I find them artistic and refreshing. Let me know what’s your favorite part in the series.
5 out of 5 stars
If you love Jeff Wheeler, check out Patrick W. Carr – I love his characters too. If you need the best laugh in a month, try reading E.M. Foner – his Union Station books are one of my favorites.