Title: Back to the Dream, 2nd Edition
Series: Dreamlands, #2
Author: Felicitas Ivey
Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal
Length: Novel (310 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (December 23, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.75Hearts
Blurb: Although Inuzaka Keno has found freedom and love in the Dreamlands with oni Samojirou Aboshi, the war is still raging between The Trust’s battle-hardened recruits and the demons of his new home. While cloaked in shadows and magic, powerful people are using Keno, Aboshi, and their Lord Tamazusa as pawns in a deadly plan to rule both worlds.
They’re not alone: soldiers Mason, Wolf, and McGann—Keno’s friends from The Trust—also find themselves embroiled in the battle spreading through the Dreamlands, involving its other lands and cultures.
If they’re to have any chance to survive, Aboshi will have to leave his love to protect him, and Keno will have to find the power within himself to live on without his heart.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2010
Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/back-to-the-dream-by-felicitas-ivey-38-b
Review: This is the second book in the Dreamlands series.
The story has an interesting plot as Keno, Mason and Wolf meet up again when Keno and Tamazusa are betrayed and left to die at sea. Mason and Wolf along with McGann suffer the same fate by the Trust after they are sent to the wrong destination.
Intense and powerful this story draws you in until the very end. The betrayal was staggering and the reasons why unbelievable. I found myself so angry on behalf of those affected. The battles were brutal along with a very real sense of danger throughout.
My favorite character Keno, showed he was not one to mess with no matter what he wore or which persona he was in. Helga was a pain at the first introduction of her and I could not help but not like her in the least.
Though I was intrigued at the way women were treated where Helga was compared to where Tamazusa is from. It leads to some intense confrontations. Iida reminded of a snake, sneaky and slippery.
All in all this was an intriguing story of fantasy, deception and mystery. I loved it and can’t wait until the next book to see what else happens.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *