The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars
By: C. L. Schneider
The story The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars by C.L. Schneider is a fantasy book. This is the second book of The Crown of Stones trilogy. Ian Troy, the main character, has been captured by his old enemy, King Draken of Langor. He was kidnapped and the kidnapper did everything imaginable towards him, looses his magic by the drug he was given. But then he is rescued and as his body heals and rids itself of the drug he was given, he realizes that he has returned to an unfamiliar world gripped in fear. The ones he left he realizes they have been trying hard on their own. Ian is struggling to reconcile the man he has become, with the man he once was. He strives to understand the growing number of magic-scars adorning his body and he searches for the truth behind his link to the Crown of Stones. He soon uncovers secrets that have been buried for generations and finds to become the weapon the resistance needs, he must assume responsibility for his magical inheritance.
This is an amazing second book in The Crown of Stones series. The story is told from Ian Troy’s POV. As in the last book, through memories and flashbacks, Ian starts to remember what he did while he was held a prisoner and of his life before as well. He blames himself for things that he has done while in captivity. The feel of Ian’s character has changed a bit. This is due to his captivity and the drug that he was on constantly. Ian is such a likable character and I can say that some of the things that happen to him saddened me. He has many friends and acquaintances who help him and believe that any hope they have of freedom lies with him.
This is truly a fast-paced, action-packed, magical journey through a world that is in fear and needs rescuing. There are battle scenes and adult situations that include hot, love scenes.