Ambrose has spent the last decade as a slave and without magic he has grown hard and angry. As Ambrose regains his abilities, he unlocks the greatest magical power in the last thousand years. He has enough raw power to conjure storms of fire, restore the portals, maybe even raise the dead. Unless Xanthus can reach the humanity within him, Ambrose may turn out to be a destroyer of worlds, rather than a savior.
Review: This book is amazing. I loved the first and this one just keeps it going. I need more from this author. Xanthus is my personal favorite here, though I sort of like Ambrose, I miss Brice from the first book. I was the most attached to Brice but perhaps because of the fatality he knew was ahead. Xanthus is scarred from his actions in the first book. He's punishing himself, and then here comes Ambrose. Ambrose doesn't remember certain things, he just knows what he wants and goes for it. I can respect that. I can respect the fact that he makes no bones about being who and what he is. We knew he was special. And I can see how he would draw Xanthus out of his depression and self loathing. I sincerely hope the author is still writing, because she has no social media to harass her on and there has to be more to the story.