Title: The Golden One: Deceit
Author: Hans M. Hirschi
Page Count/Review Word Count: 248
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free for review.
This one was fun because it did a great job of building on from the first book in the series and going into some further detail on some of the conspiracy elements that were hinted at in the first one. Indeed, if the first book focussed on establishing the back story and dealing with an external threat, this one is all about an internal threat.
Set in our world but with a secret magical subculture, these books follow the Byeonsin, a race of human beings who can transform into animals and who exist to serve the needs of Mother Earth. The only problem is that there’s a lot of politics and infighting amongst the Byeonsin because they’re human too, and that’s what we deal with here.
I don’t want to say too much about the story line because it could affect your view of the first book if you haven’t already read it, and indeed it would be kind of interesting to go back to book one and re-read it now that I know more about certain characters. What I will say is that it ends on a cliffhanger and so I’m glad that I picked these up just as the last book came out.