Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.
“You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified.”
Lily is back in her own universe, and she’s ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.
Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.
Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!
I need to learn how to breathe again. That ending. Loved the book.
Lily and Rowan have made it back to modern/normal day Salem. Lily has been badly burned at the pyre and Rowan must weave his mechanic magic to cure her (and grow her new skin)
Lily discovers her mother’s real talent and both her and Juliet feel bad for forcing doctors and medication on her for years. Tristan shows up, demanding to see Lily, and his nose is seriously out of joint when he cops a load of studly Rowan.
Rowan and Lily are both keeping secrets from one another and you just know it’s going to end badly.
When Lily goes back to school, Breakfast and his girlfriend Una, and Tristan gravitate toward her. Rowan convinces her to claim them as he wants her surrounded by a coven she can trust.
Lily has been connecting with Lillian in the mist and gradually she shares her story. For a big part of the book I was convinced that Lillian had found some way to manipulate mindspeak (you can’t lie in mindspeak) but as the plot unravelled and we discover exactly why she did what she did, I realized she was actually telling her the truth. Lily soon realizes that things are not as black and white as they seemed, and Alaric can’t be trusted.What he is planning could destroy the world.
It was at this point that I started screaming at the book – tell Rowan before he finds out. But it was too late and the damage was done.
While I can understand Rowan’s initial reaction to the news, his actions afterward were despicable. Tristan, on the other hand, never doubted Lily and he began to redeem himself in my eyes.
All her coven, bar Rowan, set out on a journey to try to uncover the mystery that is the Woven. Separated from Rowan, and devastated by his betrayal, Lily starts to notice how Tristan has matured and her feelings toward him become muddled.
The ending left me heartbroken.Damn you Josephine Angelini! I hated Tristin with a passion in the first book, but you made me care for him in Firewalker, and then you did that! Aahh. I’m praying it’s not as it seems.
I loved this book every bit as much as the first one. So imaginative. Stunning worldbuilding. Wow. This is an awesome series and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I stayed up all night reading it as I couldn’t put it down. A truly incredible read.