Book Review: The Border (The Knight and the Necromancer #2) by A.H. Lee

Date of Publication: March 23, 2020
Publisher: Pavonine Books
Genre & Theme: Fiction & Literature, LGBT, Gay, Fantasy, Romance

Roland thought necromancers were inhuman monsters. Until he met Sairis.

Roland and Sairis have escaped from a traumatic assassination attempt, solved the mystery of their attacker, and enjoyed plenty of heavy petting along the way. Roland knows that it’s too soon for love, but he feels like he’s falling head over heels.

However, in the final moments when their attacker is revealed, Sairis does something unthinkable. He transfers a brutal spell to Roland, nearly killing him, and disappears.

Roland is left reeling, struggling to cope with his injuries, and wondering whether everything Sairis said and did was a lie. Did Sairis seduce Roland only to use him as a hostage? And if not, what has happened to Sairis?

I’ve posted a very short review of the first book of this series. A review which is almost as short as its blurb and this second book is obviously just a continuation of the last chapter which ends in a cliffhanger.

This second book is more action-packed than the first one and we get to see more character development from Roland and Sairis, that also includes the progression of their relationship. I really do liked these two. They are still very engaging and quite likable here. It’s also fun that we get to discover the history of other characters. I do loved the reveals here about some of them because they definitely adds bit of spice into the story.

The pacing was on point, though, this could’ve easily been part of the first book. I mean, I don’t mind the author stretching the story. It just feel a bit anticlimactic somehow, if you get what I mean. I’d still give this a good recommendation and do make sure to get the rest of the series altogether.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the Author
A. H. Lee writes steamy fantasy with LGBTQ+ characters. Her books nearly always include a talking cat.

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