Monday, 4 April 2016

Sapphire Blue : Ruby Red Trilogy Book 2 by Kerstin Gier

The days keep passing back and forth and Gwen is no closer to understanding the secrets of the Circle of Twelve nor her feelings for the brooding Gideon.  With the help of her friends, she is becoming more comfortable with time travelling, though James, the ghost of a long dead boy, Leslie, her classmate and Xemerious, the ghost of a gargoyle demon can't travel with her.  The inclusion of Leslie helps to keep Gwen grounded in the present.  Her presence shatters some of the mystery of the secret society.

This second installation of the story provides much more plot development.  We learn more about the guardians as well as those who are working against them.   It's still up in the air as to who is good, bad, devious and just plain demonic.  While there are fewer passages describing the wonderful period clothing, there is still enough to satisfy my curiosity. 

As a fencer, I appreciate the accurate details of the sword fights even though they were rather brief.  I can't imagine wielding a sword while wearing a cloak other cumbersome garment, and at my club we only joke about fighting until we draw first blood, figurative blood that is.

I listened to the audio book as read by Marisa Calin, 8 hours 57 minutes.  She did  a good job of the voice characterisation. I was easily able to differentiate the characters and was chilled by the words of one of  the ghosts. 

The story concludes in Emerald Green.

Ruby Red Trilogy
  1. Ruby Red
  2. Sapphire Blue
  3. Emerald Green

author Kerstin Gier's website

Cover image used courtesy Macmillan Audio Books.

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