Title: Soul of the sword.
Author: Julie Kagawa.
Publisher: Inkyard press.
Page count: 425.
Release day: June 25th 2019.
Genre: YA, fantasy, mythology.
Rating: 5 stars.
*See review for book one here!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
One thousand years ago, a wish was made
to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was
forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the
powerful demon Hakaimono.
Now he has broken free.
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.
Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.
I absolutely loved this! It was just as good as book one! No middle book syndrome! Often the middle book is a bit slowed down, since it is the bridge between the start and the grand finale, but this book was still so action-packed! I absolutely loved it!
I still absolutely love all the characters! I care so much about all of them! I love their little mismatch travelling group! I love their conversations! Also all of the characters have such a great development during this book!
It was sad that Yumeko and Tatsumi were not travelling together in this book, but it was really good for the story!
I really like that we got to see so much from this world, since they were travelling all around! I hope we get to learn about even more clans in the last book!
What I also really like is that there is barely any romance. It is only implied and on the background.
After that big ending I just need the conclusion!
This review is a bit all over the place, but the conclusion is that I absolutely loved it!