In this second adventure in the "Spirit Animal" series, the four children and their spirit animals go in search of a second talisman. This one belongs to a wild boar but finding the boar is the least of the children's problems. Political tensions are heating up in Erdas, and some towns have gone over to the side of those who want to rebel against the green cloaks. Sometimes the children are welcomed as heroes, and other times they are detained as captives. The pressures from without only exacerbate their own personal struggles with their past and future.
The Spirit Animals series is written by a group of authors. I was afraid that the characterizations in this second book would be different than the first because it was written by a younger woman instead of a middle aged man. But Stiefvater does a good job of continuing the voice of each of the children established in the first book. It will be interesting to read Garth Nix's continuation of the story. (185 p)
|Selfie of me at the Spirit Animal||author event at my library.|