The second book of Pellinor is, if anything, even better than the first. Maerad grows a lot and has to learn about who she is. The writing is just as superb as in the first and the story is even more exciting and interesting. In this book, Maerad must travel with Cadvan to try and understand the Treesong, something ancient that may hold the key to victory. However, she will have to face the Winterking and even with her growing abilities she may not succeed.