This review is the second part of a three part series of reviews of The Gray Tower Trilogy.
Please note that by reading this review, there may some very minor spoilers for book 1 of The Gray Tower Trilogy (The Tower's Alchemist) if you haven't read it yet.
Dark Rift (THE GRAY TOWER TRILOGY #2)
AUTHOR ~ ALESHA ESCOBAR
Dark Rift takes place almost immediately after the events in The Tower's Alchemist, at the most, a few weeks have passed and I think I enjoyed Dark Rift even more than The Tower's Alchemist.
As with any sequel, reading the synopsis of the next books prior to reading the first book, there are potential spoilers. I've tried to be very vague with my synopsis but if you are a purest and don't want any spoilers for The Tower's Alchemist, you might want to skip reading the rest of this review.
Amidst the terror of World War II, there is another battle going on, between the Nazi warlock vampires and the wizards of The Gray Tower.
The Nazi warlocks want to get their hands on the Drifter aka: The Time Wizard as they believe that the Drifter will provide them with ultimate power and The Gray Tower wants to destroy the Drifter so no one can have this power.
Isabella George, an alchemist trained by the Gray Tower knows the identity of the Drifter and and believes that The Gray Tower is wrong to destroy the Drifter.
Isabella sets of to prove to the other wizards of The Gray Tower that the Drifter is an ally and could help to bring about the end of the war.
The second instalment of The Gray Tower Trilogy left me wanting even more than the first instalment. The characters were well rounded and very interestingly written. They are all also very multi-faceted, the good guys were not just goodie-too-shoes, they had depth to them that wasn't just black and white.
Two books in, that I read back-to-back, and I was still eager to get started on the third book, Circadian Circle the moment I finished Dark Rift. To me that is always the sign of an enjoyable story.