A Veil of Shadows: The Shadow Gate Chronicles Book II by Michael W GarzaA desperate search leads to a new world.
Naomi and Gavin are on the run. Having narrowly escaped Azzmon’s clutches, they find themselves hunted by Malick, another Shade Lord. He has amassed an army of foul creatures, and the city-state of Tarravale stands on the brink of chaos. Naomi’s ability to open Shadow Gates makes her an alluring target, and the Shade Lord will stop at nothing to possess her. The children must find a way to escape before their new world is buried in an unwinnable war
What I have enjoyed most about this series so far is the grandness of the world building. From the landscape to the creatures the author does a fantastic job inviting you into a imaginative and interesting world.
In the first book one of the things I enjoyed the most was the connection the brother and sister team had. They were there for each other and trusted each other even with some questionable actions by the other they knew they were fighting for each other. With the second book I felt that the characters dynamics were not as strong. Even the dialogue seems to fail the situations.In several places throughout this story I believe that the dialogue between the two main characters, and sometimes with their grandfather their connections could be strengthened so much more, I was a bit saddened at what could have been some real character growth in the story.
The strength still remains with the second book the ongoing action and discoveries as they continue through the world looking for the gate to return home, alive. The story is very plot driven and continues to be a fun source of imaginative dark and interesting characters.