I apologize for not getting this out last week as I had intended. We were up to our eyeballs this past weekend in theater. Kadi (12) was in the musical Tom Sawyer. It was an amazing weekend with 4 sold out shows! Next weekend’s performances are also shold out except for one. Too fun! Anyway, I wanted to tell you about Sharon Hinck’s 2nd book in The Sword of the Lyric series.
The Restorer’s Son picked up right where The Restorer left off. If you recall, I nearly had a panic attack when book one ended and I didn’t yet own book 2! I appreciated the fact that Hinck gives backstory in such a way that you don’t feel like you have to read several chapters retelling book 1 before book 2 takes off. I was sucked into this book as quickly as I was in The Restorer.
Here’s the backcover copy: Plunged again into the gray world of Lyric and Hazor, Susan and Mark search frantically for their teenage son, Jake, as all signs hint that a trusted ally has betrayed them and threatens their son. Assassins and political intrigue, false leads, and near misses beset their path, which will lead them into the dark prisons of Hazor before the One’s purpose is revealed.
Cast out by those he trusts and preferring to cross swords with the One rather than submit to His will, Kieran flees to enemy Hazor, only to find that the One knows no borders. Pursued by his calling, Kieran journeys to Sidian, where he finds a boy without a home, a king with burning questions, and a nation torn by darkness. As he embraces the tasks the One has set before him, this new Restorer learns that the One requires his all-perhaps even his life.
Now, I’m going to confess that I’m not usually a series king of gal. There’s only one series I’ve read that I’d get super excited about subsequent books. This is the rare exception for me. I devoured these books and loved each one as much as the previous. The Restorer’s Son brings out the mothering instincts in full force as well as a sense of helplessness as a parent. Ah, but when we can’t, HE can and THAT is the message in this book. Tomorrow I’ll tell you about The Restorer’s Journey!