Adam Binder #2 – Review

This is the second book in a series. There are no spoilers for this book, but there might be some for the first book. If you want to read my review of book one, click here.

Trailer Park Trickster by David R Slayton

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Summary from NetGalley:

They are my harvest, and I will reap them all.

Returning to Guthrie, Oklahoma for the funeral of his mysterious and beloved Aunt Sue, Adam Binder once again finds himself in the path of deadly magic when a dark druid begins to prey on members of Adam’s family. It all seems linked to the death of Adam’s father many years ago—a man who may have somehow survived as a warlock.

Watched by the police, separated from the man who may be the love of his life, compelled to seek the truth about his connection to the druid, Adam learns more about his family and its troubled history than he ever bargained for, and finally comes face to face with the warlock he has vowed to stop.

Meanwhile, beyond the Veil of the mortal world, Argent the Queen of Swords and Vic the Reaper undertake a dangerous journey to a secret meeting of the Council of Races . . . where the sea elves are calling for the destruction of humanity.

ARC provided by Blackstone Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

Confession:

This second book in the series was just as much fun as the first. No sophomore slump here. The world building and character development continues to be well done, and the story keeps you entertained to the last page!

Adam continues to be such a great character to spend time with. He is getting used to being a warlock and learning about what that means. He is also learning more about his family and his ancestors, which leads to learning more about who the dark druid is and what he wants. I loved all of the turmoil and doubts that Adam goes through in this book, it just makes him feel all the more like a real person.

Finally, we are seeing things through Vic’s point of view! I really liked him and enjoyed his journey in learning a little bit more about what being a reaper might mean. He spends most of his time with Argent and Silver in the Fae plane trying to avert a war, but he doesn’t completely understand what is going on and that gets him into a bit of a tight spot. I also liked his angst and eventually coming to terms with Adam and their connection, and their relationship and what he learned about Adam’s brother and mother in the first book. Vic certainly went on a major journey in this book, both emotionally and physically.

The world building is just as wonderful in this book as it was the first. I loved the sea elves and their sphere of water in the middle of the desert. The politics of the fae was messed up and very complicated, but still kept you wanting to know more.

The story was pretty complicated, and there were actually two stories going on here. Vic and Adam spend almost the entire book separated and when they were together they usually argued. The ending of course was a cliffhanger, and makes me want to pick up the next book right now! I can’t wait to see what happens to this couple and to this world.

A really well done second book that picks up right where the first one ended and continues the journey of some great characters. If you enjoyed the first book, you will not be disappointed by this one.

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