The second book of the Witches of Eileanan series is even more action packed than the first. The Banrigh is furious that she is unable to catch the elusive Bachiach, the leader of the Rebels, she sends her witch hunters out to find those witches not brought down on the Day of Betrayal. Meghan has caught up with Bachiach and brought with her Iseult. Bachiach realises that there must be in fact two women identical to one another and that the one he had left behind could be in serious trouble. Meghan is murderous when she realises what he has done, Isabeau, Iseults twin, is in great danger, which means everyone’s futures are hanging in the balance.
Jorge, along with his band of children join up withe rebels and together begin the plans to raise the Loadstar. For he who holds the Loadstar rules the lands. It is up to the rebels to take down the Banrigh Maya, and bring back peace and justice to the lands.
As in the last novel the author has captured the readers imagination ten fold, and I found myself with my head stuck in this book for hours late into the night. All the unanswered questions about the Coven and of course the Ensorcellor, make for a suspenseful novel, boding well for further storylines. I thoroughly enjoyed this book in the Witches of Eileanan series and recommend it for mid teens and up. I give the book a rating of 8.5/10 stars.