Review: Stones of Light (Threadlight #2) by Zack Argyle

MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Stones of Light continues the story begun in Voice of War, the multi-award-winning start to the Threadlight series.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE LIGHT?
Chrys swore to never again let the Apogee take control but, in a moment of desperation, he gave in. Now, he will learn what the Apogee truly wants.
In Alchea, Laurel will do anything to get her threadlight back, even if it means working for the leader of the Bloodthieves. But she has no choice…a life without threadlight is no life at all.
To the west, Alverax travels with the Zeda people to the large port city of Felia, where they seek refuge after the fires in the Fairenwild. But he shattered the coreseal, and no one quite knows what the consequences will be. They only know it won't be good.
Together, they changed the world—now, they must save it.

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I’m always happy when a sequel starts off with a “story so far” or “story until now” to help catch the reader back up to their story. For me, this is a great feature because I read 60+ books a year so I do tend to forget a little bit about what’s going on, even with the notes I take. So bravo to you Zack for incorporating this!

“Religion—even true religion—has a tendency to twist itself into nothing more than justification for human turpitude.”

I am blown away by how much Zack has improved as an author from a novice author in Voice of War, to what feels like, a 10 year veteran author in Stones of Light. This is extremely well written and just an amazing sequel. If you didn’t know this was his second book, you’d seriously believe he’d been writing for ages. Adam Gold also does a spectacular job narrating, he has a big booming voice that can send shivers up your spine to a calm soothing feminine voice to show some voice flexing.

The world needs hope, and the truth is often at odds. So, for the greater good, we lie, and we say that the world is one way when it is in fact another.
But when it brings them hope and gives them reason to live a good life, we pat ourselves on the shoulder. Perhaps, over time, we even begin to believe the lies ourselves, because hope is sweet, and the truth can be quite bitter.”

The story was so good and moves at a great pace. Loved that the magic system was expanded upon even further to that add some really interesting dynamics with other characters. The relationships with the characters was definitely a high point, and seems like is Zack’s bread and butter. Voice of War was a good book, but Stones of Light just takes everything to such a higher level. The final book is going to be an absolute killer!

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