In the aftermath of a vicious battle between darkness and light, the city of Elantra has emerged victorious. But Shadows continue to haunt every corner of its streets…
Elantra stands strong, but countless numbers of Hawks, the city’s staunchest protectors, were lost in the brutal attack. Humans, Barrani, Aerians, Leontines—none of the races emerged unscathed from the defense of the city. Homes were lost, families were scattered…and the outcast Barrani Lord Nightshade is missing from his castle in the fiefs.
Yet as the chaos surrounding the battle begins to wane, Private Kaylin Neya’s duties must resume, despite her grief. Called in to investigate a triple murder in a quiet part of town, Kaylin and her companions are soon embroiled in a case that is anything but routine. Evidence of the deadly Shadows that still threaten the city leads to hints of ancient, forgotten magics. And a visit to the Oracular Halls points directly to Ravellon—the heart of the Shadows and the darkness they contain.
But it is there that Lord Nightshade will be found—if he still survives.
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
Cast In Honor begins immediately after the events of the Cast In Flame and Elantra is still picking up the pieces after the destructive battle between light and dark. Private Kaylin Neya has recovered enough from her injuries to go back on duty with the Hawks. Her first case is is a simple triple murder. However, if you’ve been reading and following the Chronicles of Elantra series then you’ve probably already guess it’s not going to be that simple when Kaylin gets involved.
Kaylin along with Bellusdea head to the scene where Kaylin meets a young girl and her guardian who is apparently one of the shadow creatures that the city fought against. Also once she arrives at the scene, Kaylin finds herself with a bit of a problem. Not only that but Nightshade is still missing from his fief so that’s another problem Kaylin as to deal with.
Now as I said earlier before, if you’ve been following the series then you should know that this isn’t a series you easily finish. You have to read it a leisure pace to under stand it. Cast In Honor is no different. So in order to avoid confusion, I’ll just leave you knowing that it’s another save the world plot from destruction but this time it’s about the movement of time and how it affects the natural order of life and death.
Overall, I think Michelle Sagara did an excellent job in Cast in Honor. Once again she’s made question everything I thought I knew about certain topics in the book. Not only that but this was another well written action installment of the Chronicles of Elantra series. Seriously, I had to put the book down a few times and even though I was not reading it, it was constantly in my mind.
Ugh, now the waiting begins for the next novel. The price fans pay for one of their favorite series. Oh, well. What are you going to do? Great books are not written in a day.
*I received Cast In Honor from Harlequin (US & Canada) via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*