In this stunning sequel to The Third Eye Tara is back and has to face Zarku again. He’s back and he wants revenge on her and everything who helped her, through a long and extremely intense journey Tara must work with her friends and anyone she can to stop him again or face his powerful magic.
I give this book four stars (out of five). I really loved reading this book, it’s so well written and thought out. Everything that happens in the Tara Trilogy happens for a specific reason and has meaning, which is hard to find in many books.
[Warning the writing in this review about the story will not make sense and include spoilers if you haven’t read the first book or have prior knowledge of this series.]
The main story in this book is that Zarku comes back and wants revenge on Tara. He plans on killing her, everyone she loves and everyone who was ever mean to him (so pretty much everyone). But through many, many bad and odd circumstances Tara manages to save everyone and kill Zarku and Kali. I’m not going to talk about how that happened because so much happens I wouldn’t be able to explain hardly any of it, but it was a really good adventure and the tension held throughout the entire book. This also wasn’t the type of story where you know the main characters will always win, the stakes are high enough that you can’t be sure the good guys will win in the end.
[Major spoiler warning, skip to the last paragraph to avoid them.]
I really love being able to see the character development in Tara, she’s facing her worst nightmare fighting Zarku who is also in her little brother’s body and doing it all alone. She even made the decision to face Zarku alone instead of escaping with her friends, because she doesn’t want them to be hurt either. But she manages, with Zara’s help. It really is incredible, that Tara is able to face her biggest fears head on, alone and still win. But it definitely wasn’t easy and Tara barely won.
Anyway, I can’t write about all the different things that make this book great. I recommend this book to anyone that wants to read an amazingly written book and compelling story.