Penny, now 14, and her newly assembled Phoenix Girls, are being tutored by Ronan, the talking fox, to prepare them for their mission to protect Dogwood from an enemy who is determined to destroy it—and them—whether they’re prepared or not. In the meantime, Ronan must also retrieve the magical relics that are important to both sides.
The Crimson Brand by Brian Knight is book two in the Phoenix Girl series, and it picks up where book one left off, with Penny and her friends having to face an enemy who is more powerful and determined than ever. Not only must they save themselves and their town, but Ronan as well.
A novel meant for young adult readers, this tale will appeal to fantasy lovers of all ages. The author has nailed his characters, and has the world of Dogwood and the ‘other’ dimensions down pat.
I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it four stars.