About the book: Angry at his failure to exact vengeance on the prince, mask maker Joch flees Venesia to find his lost love. When a red-cloaked assassin promises answers, he has little choice but to trust her -- even though he knows he may be walking into a trap. Unravel the deception in this dazzling story of second chances that will keep you guessing to the last page.
My review: I really enjoyed reading this one. It was really fun to me that the main character and point of view comes from The Chameleon who was the bad guy in What Is Hidden (speaking of which, make sure to read that one first so that you understand what's going on.) I liked that we got a glimpse into what Joch was thinking and just why he did what he did in the first book. I wanted to not like him, but found myself liking and even feeling a little bit sorry for him and the things that he had gone through. Kit is a woman that appears to be an assassin after Joch, but she isn't in any hurry to kill him, in fact she seems to be helping him along. She's somewhat of a mystery with lots of secrets. The plot of this book was pretty good, although maybe a bit slow in some places. I did like the ending, there are a lot of surprises in this one and that's what made it so fun to read.
About the author: Lauren Skidmore grew up in Kansas, with stints in Ohio and New York, and currently lives in Utah. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned a BA in English Teaching with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and Japanese. She then spent a year in Japan teaching and traveling. When she's not exploring new places, you can probably find her on the internet with fifteen windows open and looking at just one more thing before actually getting something done.
Labels: Cedar Fort, clean fiction, Lauren Skidmore