I pretty much mowed my way through Andrew Peterson’s On the Edge of the Dark sea of Darkness, and was excited about reading the second book in the Wingfeather Saga, North! Or Be Eaten. I was not disappointed.
The second book was just as good. What I really enjoyed about it is that it was perhaps a bit darker than the first. Just as I was getting lulled into an almost predictable cycle of “Oh, no, they’re in trouble” followed close behind with “Whew, they got out of that jam” Peterson delivered an unexpected event about halfway through the book that made me feel as though I had been punched in the gut. I was actually mad at Peterson for what happened (don’t worry, no spoilers here), which in my opinion makes a pretty good story.
I am not one to be obsessed with a movie or series, but I am rather impatiently awaiting the arrival of book number three and trying not to think about the fact that I have to wait at least another year after that for book number four (there will be five books total).
By the way, if you get into the series, make sure you check out the Wingfeather Saga’s website, which includes a lot of helpful info to keep all the characters and creatures straight.