The Vanishing Throne puts most sequels to shame.
Don´t be afraid you´ll get the average 2nd installment (because obviously I was and I kept myself on the edge for nothing).
The Vanishing Throne suffers from none of the usual between-syndromes.
Nah, this time you´ll struggle to keep up with the fast changes, the quick paced story and the gripping events. And yet there´s room for some romance. Fortunately… because a bit of romance won´t hurt.
TVT leaves nothing unfinished and opens new, addictively dangerous chapters at the same time. We finally get the whole story, only to have it turned upside down once again. At least it kept my heart rate high.
If possible I liked Aileana even more than before. She´s so strong, so smart and so shattered. But again, it was the cast of side characters that made the story whole and utterly great.
Aithinne just recently joined the crew with her dorky, lovely remarks which are rarely fitting the situation. She´s made me laugh within 10 seconds of knowing her. I´m glad she was introduced, not only for the sake of the plot, but especially because she´s such a wonderful sister. her relationship to Kiaran is the most interesting thing.
The plot drags the reader through lots of frightening revelations, tons of unsaid truths, fake smiles and intense gazes and they all add up to another great book. I couldn´t put it away.
Finally, the end was just cruel. How am I supposed to live with it until the release of the 3rd installment?