Paul Lytle lives and works in Houston, where he lives with his wife, Josie, and his newborn son, Christian. He can be found online at http://www.paullytle.com or on Twitter as @CalvinistNerd. He also writes for and edits the online magazine Primum Mobile at http://www.primum-mobile.net.
on July 24, 2013 :
Spoiler Alert: The second book of this series picks up after a needed time gap from the first, with our hero almost grown, and drops us in during his character development as a young man. The previous book ended at a perfect stopping point at the end of a climactic battle, so it is interesting to zero in on a character that is the focal point, and also that the reader can learn about the world the author is creating, with them as they grow and learn in the narrative. I enjoyed the plot twist at the end and the unforeseen path the hero takes. As a sequel this book was a good follow up, and the further development of the religious views and deities with their varying theologies, and combined mythology and folklore, were refreshing. The best part of book 2 for me was journeying with the main character and understanding his choices and actions, I felt totally in sync and part of the story, even though some events were surprising and unforeseen. Already reading the third book of the series and looking forward to more.
(review of free book)