Now that the royal Wingfeather family has left the town of Glipwood, they are making their way north to the Ice Prairies, where Gnag and his Fangs of Dang cannot reach them.
But the journey will not be a walk in the park. Accompanied by Peet the Sock Man and Oskar the Book Seller, the royal family must stave off danger at every turn. But what they don't know is that danger lurks in the most unlikely of places.
The best thing Andrew did with this book was eliminate the convenience of the First Well water. The water is only used once, but in a creative way.
The book also contains explanations for how Artham Wingfeather turned into Peet the Sock Man, who the Fangs really are, and where the Black Carriage takes the children it kidnaps.
Though this book is a quest structure, there are many plot twists and surprises to keep the book interesting. There are many interesting creatures and showdowns throughout the book. However, these showdowns keep the book from being five stars.
Some of the characters have developed good personality, believe it or not. Not all, but some of them.
Peterson has abandoned the notion of having so many footnotes. Instead, he has an original plot, complete with sketches of those creatures that were unknown to us in On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. This helps take away some of the isolation the reader felt in the first novel.
There are two major surprises at the end that along with a character death vault the book onto the Elite List. The worst thing about this series is the fact that one of the original things at the end can be fixed in the next book.
All in all, Andrew Peterson has proven himself to be a prolific author.
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