The sequel exceeds any expectations fans of The Goblin Crown might have. The world building continues, expanding into the area around Mother Mountain and even as far as the human lands through flashbacks of human characters. The character development continues to be complex, with Billy learning the burdens and choices of leadership, Lexi learning the weight of her powers and the responsibilities of those powers, and Kurt trying to find his place in a world where the star quarterback doesn’t fit. Even as the main characters develop, the side characters get their own development, so readers get a well rounded experience.
This is a throughly enjoyable book, with so many relatable moments for middle grade readers starting to wonder where their place in the world is, and starting to realize the weight of consequences. I highly recommend this book for fantasy lovers, and if you enjoyed The Goblin Crown, you’ll love this one just as much. This book will be available June 12, 2018.