by Carol Berg

Reviewed by Ruby

Two years have passed since Aleksander set Seyonne free. He went home, to Ezzaria with the rest of his people. They have not completely accepted him, since he was held captive and is still corrupt by their laws. However he is the only Guardian they have. So until the others have completed their training, he is all they have to fight their secret war on the demons.

Unfortunately for Seyonne not only did he refuse to fight the one demon he has encountered because there was no evilness about it, like all other demons, but his son was also born a demon. No one in Ezzaria knows why it happens, but once and awhile a child is born infused with a demon and they are left to die. Only his child wasn't. Like many others who couldn't let their children die, they were secretly given over to a man to care for them. Pretty much exiled for everything that has happened, Seyonne goes after him, to see his son. Seyonne discovers that he is the same man that is causing a rebellion among the Derzhi nobles.  This man, Blaise, has powers beyond anything Seyonne has seen before, but he was also born with a demon inside of him.

Seeing that he is not corrupt Seyonne is plagued by nightmares and he goes off to seek the answers to the relationship between the demons and Ezzarians. Unfortunately for him, the answers are not what he wanted to hear.

Seyonne travels to the world of demons to find a way to make things right. Only in his absence the Derhzi are coming closer to a civil war, and the demons want back to the world they once knew because they are starting to go mad in their frozen wasteland.  And Seyonne is caught right in the middle. But in all honesty, he put himself in the middle.

The ending of the first book should've been a clue to the crap that was this book. It was long and rambling and it felt like that the sole purpose was to make Seyonne suffer as much as possible. I found myself skimming over large sections of the book because they were a little use to the actual plot of the story. And then at the end there were so many twists and turns in only a few short pages that I gave up trying to remember who was on who's side.

The great thing about Transformation was the relationship between Seyonne and Aleksander.  There was none of that in this book. Aleksander was only in it for like twenty pages and Seyonne wasn't that much of an entertaining character for me to like it.  There were some good parts in it, but there were few and far between that it felt like a chore to read it.

I can only hope that the third one is better.

Grade: D