Guy with a prosthetic hook for a left hand summoning fireflies with his right.The story of Fawn and Dag, begun in The Sharing Knife: Beguilement, picks up right where it left off. Which makes it hard to write a spoiler-free review with much of any content to it.

But the plot isn’t really all that important. This book, like its predecessor, is all about character and setting. Sure, there is a plot, and it moves along nicely enough to keep the pages flipping by, but it’s not full of twists and turns, at least not ones that are very surprising. The fun of the book is seeing Fawn and Dag dealing with the complexities of Dag’s family and his duties as a Lakewalker.

I didn’t like this one as well as the first book. There isn’t that much new information about the world or about what the main characters are capable of. The ending sets up some interesting possibilities, though, so I’ll wait and see what the next book brings.