Even though Morgan has just returned to camp, he must leave it and Tara again to meet up with the pirate, Hawk. Tara is more than a little disappointed and as a reader who may or may not have been in a similar situation, you feel quite bad for her. And though Morgan expects to go alone, Shakira tags along because, why not? Along the way though, the Vashek Assassins have finally caught up to their prey and though they give a good fight, Morgan is like a lion and makes good his escape with Shakira in tow. One defeat though will not deter the assassins and after meeting up with Captain Hawk, the assassins return. Cary Burkett continues to put Morgan through his paces with assassins, pirates and monsters coming at him from all sides and if he were a lesser man, he would have succumbed to at least one of them. Thankfully Morgan is no lesser man and as such, it makes this book highly entertaining and not only for the fact that it is enjoyable seeing how he will overcome every predicament thrown at him, but how Burkett has to keep coming up with said predicaments for Morgan to defeat or escape from. The assassins look like they are going to be a problem unless Morgan can find some way of keeping them off of their bounty, namely him, and as for Captain Hawk, why the man seems determined to betray Morgan is unknown, though he is a pirate and maybe that is reason enough. Once again, Burkett shows Jennifer playing with forces that she should not be dabbling in as it signals the return of the Evil One every time that she does so. As for Tara and Tinder, it seems fated that the two will meet as mother and son at some point. So with Tara depressed, Tinder getting himself in trouble, Jennifer tempting fate and Morgan getting himself into every mess possible, the book remains a lot of fun and it more than piques your interest to see what happens next.
3.5 out of 5