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The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury | 1 Minute Reviews

Hold up, you know this is a sequel right? You need to go here first.

The Sleeping Prince is the highly anticipated sequel to Salisbury’s debut, The Sin Eater’s Daughter. However, we step away from Twylla and towards Errin, the sister of Lief.

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Errin is, admittedly, not doing so great since her brother left. Her mother appears to have received some kind of magical curse and may or may not be a monster straight out of children’s stories, and she’s had to resort to selling illegal poisons to shifty visitors, one of whom is her only friend. But who is Silas? In a world where she trusts no one, can Errin trust Silas?

Meanwhile, the Sleeping Prince, an alchemist of the past, has woken and marched into Lormere, taking the castle and the country in one sweep. As impending war draws closer, Errin takes a rare opportunity to flee further into Tregellan and, in turn, deep into the folklore of her country.

The sequel takes the twists and turns set up from the end of The Sin Eater’s Daughter and runs furiously with it. It is also much faster in pace than the first book, in line with Errin’s flight for freedom and life spent on a knife edge.

Errin is brilliant, brave, and reckless, with a dry wit that makes the pages crackle, and in her I’ve found one of my favourite characters. This is a thoroughly exciting middle novel that sets up an exciting end to this excellent dark trilogy.

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