The Sceptre of Storms is the second installment of the Age of the Flame series; a YA fantasy series that I am enjoying tremendously. This book picks up where the first, The Sword of Sighs, ended. Sarah Bean once again finds herself traveling to strange places, this time a world between worlds, then back to Seythe to fulfill her destiny as the Living Flame. The action of in this book is non stop and in some places quite a bit darker than the first book, however this is balanced well with a bit of humor. As with the first book, James manages to create interesting worlds that are appealing to adults as well as his target YA audience. This is not the type of thing I would normally find myself reading, but I was completely engrossed in this book and I can't wait for the next one. Very entertaining read.
I give it five cocktails.
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