I give The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff, 4 stars.
Lara is so tired of her master. Nothing she ever does is good enough. Sometimes it feels like she just can’t take it any more. But her and her master are the only feathered folks left. Then one day, her master heads out to clean up one of Lara’s “messes”. This is unprecedented. Master never leaves the house. To make matters worse, she doesn’t come back. Lara finally decides to go out and look for her. She is smart and old enough, she can take care of herself. Leaving with only a weapon she created herself, the things her master has taught her, and her wild imagination, she sets out on a journey unlike one she could ever have imagined.
This is a great young adult fantasy book. Although not human, Lara resonates with most teens. They think they are ready for it all, but they really aren’t. Not that they will admit it. The story itself is great. The things met along the way, the things she learns, will enrich her knowledge. And the detail you come to expect in high fantasy is here in spades.
I highly recommend this book. Reading book one is not necessary to understand this one, but I do think it should be read because it is so good.
Review by @erinwolf79