I enjoyed this book more than the first one! Michael Koep is a growing talent. I'm so excited to have found him so early in his career. This means I will get to anticipate each release and enjoy that agonizing wait for the next book. Only a few authors elicit that kind of anticipation in me.
Leaves of Fire is a fast-paced adventure. Mr. Koep's character development in this book is such fun! And his transitions back and forth through time are delightful. On a side note, he is now one of my favorite authors for the medieval period -- I hope he will explore this time period in future novels, as he is really good at story telling in this time period.
I cannot wait for the third book! I'm anticipating a long writer/reader relationship with this fella! He is now on my special shelves with my novels by Stephen King, Gregory Maguire, and Herbert/Herbert/Anderson!