Fantasy

The Becoming (The Dragon Heart Legacy #2) by Nora Roberts

I have read and reviewed the previous work almost exactly one year ago: The Awakening (The Dragon Heart Legacy #1) .

I am a big fan of all versions of the author’s works, with only a few falling through. I was pleasantly surprised when I read the first book of this series since it had been a long time since a book with magic (or, in this case, magick) by the author was out (that I know of).
I would not recommend coming anywhere near this story without having read the first. It is a sequel in its truest form, building upon the foundation set up in the first instalment without repeating many of the facts. This is refreshing for someone reading it in order, but not for anyone else.
Our leading lady went back to her old normal to try and figure out what she wanted to commit to. When her decision was rushed, she unexpectedly brought back her best friend.
This adventure is about showing the world through Marco’s eyes. There were a few things that seemed to happen only to add some diversity to the narrative, and although things were happening, it felt like it was being told to us instead of being shown. I do not know how else to describe the feeling I came away with.
There is a lot of community interaction and the introduction of a brand new villain. The plot points were interesting, but the depth felt achievable in even fewer pages.
I only provide these remarks as someone who really liked the first and hoped it would be sooner than one year before I got to the next. The story is set for one final battle in the final book; the interpersonal relationships and the future of those delicate (and some not so delicate ones) bonds lie in the balance.
I would recommend this to people looking to continue with the series, but I have to rate it only after comparing it to the first.
This is an author who consistently delivers, and even if you come away with only a slight satisfaction, the reading experience is easy and vivid.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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