The last member of a murdered House tries to protect his ward from forced marriage to a monster while uncovering clues to his own tortured past. The Tarot Sequence imagines a modern-day Atlantis off the coast of Massachusetts, governed by powerful Courts based on the traditional Tarot deck. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Throne, is backed into a fight of high court magic and political appetites in a desperate bid to protect his ward, Max, from a forced marital alliance with the Hanged Man. Rune’s resistance will take him to the island’s dankest corners, including a red light district made of moored ghost ships; a surreal skyscraper farm; and the floor of the ruling Convocation, where a gathering of Arcana will change Rune’s life forever.
- The Last Sun
- The Hanged Man
One of my most anticipated releases and it didn’t disappoint! At least not much. Similar to book 1, this one has a story/a case of it’s own that gets a conclusion in the end. So you CAN see it as a stand alone. There are enough new secrets and discoveries in the end to leave the story open, but you won’t be left hanging. I like this very much about the series!
We’re back with the characters from the previous novel and only a couple of new ones. We finally are introduced to a few female characters, one of them with a lot of potential for the sequel.
I’m a fan of Brand and Rune as well as their banter and we get a lot of that again! I am also slowly warming up to Addam, whom I found bland in the first book. But the more I read about him, the more of a defined character he becomes.
I’m not too big on the kids – Quinn & Max and also the little boy whose name I forgot. That’s more of a me-thing though as I don’t find the antics of little kids too funny. And teenage problems are also not really my jam.
I found the humour a bit too forced in some parts. It didn’t come across as easy & natural as in the first book.
The action scenes were better though and I loved the different settings we get. We go from a dodgy red light ship yard to a creepy mushroom farm and even meet most of the Arcana this time! I loved that! Seeing them all as well as their different powers was cool and I enjoyed reading about the showdown in the end. There was a good balance between quiet scenes between the characters as well as action scenes & magic battles.
I was entertained and am falling in love with the characters more and more.
Cannot wait for book 3, I hope it will come soon.