From the publisher:
Ever since Nor was forced to go to a nearby kingdom in her sister’s place, she’s wanted nothing more than to return to the place and people she loves. But when her wish comes true, she soon finds herself cast out from both worlds, with a war on the horizon.
As an old enemy resurfaces more powerful than ever, Nor will have to keep the kingdom from falling apart with the help of Prince Talin and Nor’s twin sister, Zadie. There are forces within the world more mysterious than any of them ever guessed—and they’ll need to stay alive long enough to conquer them…
I have to say one of my favorite things about a book series is when the second book ends up being my favorite. That is definently the case with Kingdom of Sea and Stone.
I’ve already fallen in love with the world that Mara built – it’s unique and enthralling. I already know that the main character Nor is awesome – and we already have that little romance between her and Talin established. So it’s a great time to settle in and enjoy what the characters have coming their way.
And what they have coming is what I never knew I wanted to read in a book based around the sea. Horses! And not only horses… but amazing horses. And a whole people and world that you want to sit and spend time in. There are new layers added to the world that are fulfilling – new characters are introduced, new friendships formed, as well as new challenges.
This is a book that I immediately want to re-read after finishing it. I can’t wait for a third book. Mara’s world building, characters, and journey continue to be a huge highlight. I was in a bit of a book slump until I picked this up and ended up staying up late night after night to read more and more.
I give this book a solid 5 out of 5. Fan’s of Mara and newcomers to the series will not be disappointed in this book!
My professional background in biotechnology as a research chemist and as a veterinary technician has allowed me to have experienced two vastly different fields and for that I am thankful. In both careers, I have mentored, encouraged, and developed talent.
As a mother of two (a daughter and a son), I’m a self-proclaimed backyard chicken guru and someone who has “foster failed” nearly all the animals currently running the household. Oh, and I maintain a husband in my spare time.