Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Series: The Malediction Trilogy #2
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Summary from Goodreads: Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible.Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.
Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.
To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…
Beautifully written. This book continues the story from Stolen Songbird, but it is it's own book with it's own focus. My favorite part of this book was the character development. Cecile and Tristan are separated and yet connected, creating a unique dynamic. I also enjoyed seeing Cecile's relationships with her family and friends. The plot had a mysterious feel to it that propelled the story forward. There were parts that dragged a bit, but overall the plot moved at a decent pace. The ending is powerful and hints at what is to come in the next book, leaving readers wanting more.