Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own.
The second adventure in the afterlife world follows Ruby as she is tasked with rescuing her guide, Damen. After her missions in the first book, Ruby is given a resting place full of calm people and pretty surroundings. But when the Wheel appears, she knows she has been called again. Arriving at the land of the Wheel, she discovers the magical object joining worlds is falling into ruin and no one can help. Deep within her, Ruby knows that the breaking Wheel has something to do with her missing friend and she hops into a compartment, determined to save Damen.
Alone, and for once completely clueless about what to do, Ruby must venture through numerous worlds, searching for Damen. When she does find him, she is horrified to discover a man drastically different than the one she had come to know. Now, Ruby must save several worlds and the Wheel and Damen, even from himself.
It was intriguing to see more about the mysterious dark guide from the first book. His backstory and personal journey and challenges were satisfying and worth the wait. The author shows great skill in demonstrating the emotional agony and the near insanity that can cause. Watching the poor boy struggle was painful and had me even more desperate for Ruby to save him.
I loved this book and hope the author continues writing, whether in this world or another. The worlds we visited were unique as always and very fun to explore. I give it 4/5.