Wendy reviews Warlock Academy: Tome 2 by T. C. Orton. Self published September 3, 2016, 126 pages.
I follow this author and purchased this book as soon as it published.
* This is the second story in the Warlock Academy series and is intended for those that have read the previous entry.
The end of the first term has arrived. The grounds are covered in snow. Boisterous cheers echoing down the hallways have become as much of a fixture as the paintings of previous headmasters bolted onto the walls.
The spell slinging tournament is about to begin, but not before the infamous pre-sling-fling week in which daredevil warlocks break their curfew. They take the courtyard’s portal to a random city where they try to get as much action as possible by using their magic to charm, dazzle and bewilder unsuspecting humans.
Having just been freed from the affliction that tied him to William, Jake decides to take part in the event and follows his group of rebellious minions to Manchester, England. Meanwhile, Sebastian works on ways to exploit Jake’s powers and William prepares himself for the tournament whilst learning how to handle his relationship with Logan.
However, something beyond each of their capabilities is at play, and it forces the three warlocks to set their differences aside… at least for a little while.
This second book in the Warlock Academy series really heats up. William and Logan are hot and heavy while William readies himself for the tournament. He’s really growing as a character. He seems to have a better understanding of his magic in this story and I’m looking forward to what he brings the next book.
Jake surprised me the most. I am liking him more than I thought I would. He has unexpected depth. He struggled where I didn’t expect him to struggle and he embraced things that I didn’t expect him to embrace. He, too, is growing as a character. I found myself feeling for Sebastian too as he also has a story that isn’t pretty and you can feel that he is hurt by the way his family treats him when he is taught to believe that family is everything.
Things that were just hinting at in the first Warlock Academy start to make sense now. Although, just when I think I have the story all figured out, T.C. Orton once again throws a twist in that I just did not see coming. He does it to me every time. I should just get used to it I suppose, but I’m always surprised. He has an incredible imagination and his detail and creation of the different magics is astounding.
I love this series and I love the Omega Moon Universe. I would say this is T. C. Orton’s best work yet.
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