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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
The Vargarian Sire: Book Two of The Djed Chronicles by Katharine E. Wibell is a wonderful and compelling fantasy adventure that keenly follows the events of the first installment. A year after the Twelve Tasks have been completed, Katie returns to Earth after having proven herself to be the Djed and is now regarded with the highest level of respect. But such reverence entails a demanding exchange: A new Djed means war and the inevitable loss of lives. This Katie realizes as she is pulled back to Wect to solve a mystery that is killing worlds and bringing monsters through gateways. Danger is always present when beings from one world travel to another. A new Djed who is still in training, Katie will be pressed for time while it is essential that she accomplishes the task. She must come to see the reasoning behind rules as her choices will affect everyone around her.
The Vargarian Sire is treading the right path—vibrant characterization balanced with remarkable twists and turns in its plotting without pushing supernatural elements too far. It remains character-driven because Katharine E. Wibell is well-equipped with a map and doesn’t get lost in the fantasy world that she has created. Katie is not just trying to fulfill what is expected of her as a Djed; she is trying to keep the twelve worlds intact. If there are any social or political messages in this story, it is up to you to judge based on Katie’s dealings and interactions with other fascinating characters. One of the many things I loved about this book is the intricacy of the storyline that is not difficult to follow. Again, Wibell knows her way around her world. This is in all aspects a great fantasy read. You can enjoy it on a pure adventure level and it is likely you will include it in your recommended readings.