The second book in a blockbuster epic fantasy trilogy, from an author set to become a major force in the genre
Darkness spreads across a land in need of heroes
In the wake of the devastating attack on Ilin Illan, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However as Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late.
In the capital, Wirr is forced to contend with assassins and an increasingly hostile Administration as he controversially assumes the mantle of Northwarden, uncovering a mystery that draws into question everything commonly believed about the rebellion his father led twenty years ago. Meanwhile, Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows, determined to discover not only where they went but the origin of the Vessels that created them - and, ultimately, a cure.
And with time against him as he races to fulfil the treacherous bargain with the Lyth, Caeden continues to wrestle with the impossibly heavy burdens of his past. Yet as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the motivations of the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed . . .
Will appeal not only to Wheel of Time readers, but to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding
Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series
Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters
An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington After the war that almost destroyed Ilin Ilian an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs so they no longer need to work in secret. Davian is heading north towards the weakening Boundary but will he be in time? Wirr has assumed the role of the Northwarden but is facing more and more opposition from an ever more hostile Administration. Asha is hell bent on finding out why the Shadows have disappeared. Caeden is slowly coming to realisation of his past as more of his memories return. More knowledge though just opens up more questions. This is a bridging book but Islington does progress the story enough to keep you wondering what was coming next. You do need to read the first book for the second to make any sense though so if you haven’t started the Licanius series you will need to read The Shadow of What Was Lost first. This is the perfect follow up from Shadow of What Was Lost. Good world building, unusual magic, intrigue, an undefeatable foe who is hell bent on eradicating you out of existence. If you like Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time you will love James Islington’s Licanius series.