DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Asher and Ariana are back and this time the stakes are even higher than before. A dark villain has awakened and poses a threat to all but fortunately, he is locked out of Coraira, a magical place filled with creatures. Unfortunately, he has figured out a way to get in and cause destruction.
I don't really want to summarize too much of what happens in this book because it can spoil the ending of the first book, Elora of Stone. Needless to say, all of the familiar cast and crew are back including the dopey yet lovable Grimblerod. Into Coraira delves deeper into this fantasy world created by Mann and gives the reader a more rich understanding as to what is going on.
Having just finished the first book, I was naturally left with a lot of questions that I had assumed would be answered in the next book. Thankfully, I was right. But as many questions as Mann answers, she opens up that many more forcing me to press on and pick up book three, but it is a labor of love. I have enjoyed reading these book thus far and continue to feel that they would be wonderful for children to read to open up their imagination. In this book, the realm of fantastical creatures opens up to include unicorns, mermaids, and even dragons!
The ending to Into Coraira is a cliff-hanger of sorts that involves our friend Grimblerod. Up until now he has been a relatively minor character that felt like he was on the outside looking in. After reading the last chapter in this book, I'm glad to see he is about to take on a much bigger role. That's how I felt about the entirety of the books so far. It just feels like Mann is building and building up to a heck of an ending.
If you're looking for a fun and quick read pick this series up - but definitely start with book one. These books definitely build upon each other.
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