Ten years ago Kate Winters' parents were taken by the High Council's wardens to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane -- the High Council's most feared man -- recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council's experiments into the veil, and he's convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace. The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft -- a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft. To help Artemis, Edgar and herself, Kate must honour her pact with a murderer and come face to face with the true nature of death.
Another mini review because my brain can't cope with more at the moment
I 've been meaning to read this for ages and finally did and am glad I got ito it after waiting a year after if made its way onto my TBR shelves.
What I liked
I liked Kate as a character even though I didn't feel like I really got a chance to know her all that well and hope we get more of her in book two
I liked the ideas behind the story and cannot wait to see where the story goes next. I liked that the story itself was unique and had some really different and unique parts to it
I loved Edgar and his ways. I hope he is in book two as I need to get to know him more.
Fantasy novels aren't really my thing and I did spend a far amount of time trying to get my head around all the different ideas that were thrown out there but I think I finally got it and am very excited to see where the story goes next.