‘Twice Born’ is the brilliant sequel to ‘Tom’s Inheritance‘, but would work equally well as a standalone novel. It’s a wonderful story that explores the age-old theme of the battle between good and evil, and yet the complexities and motivations of the characters give ‘Twice Born’ a completely original and most enchanting story.
T.J. Green has infused this novel with a richness of magic, myth and adventure that is hard to adequately describe. The reader is drawn into this story so completely that one loses track of time and place while reading.
It’s wonderful to travel through The Other with King Arthur, Merlin and Nimue as well as Green’s original characters in Tom, Beansprout, Woodsmoke and Brenna.
As a reader, I felt protective of key characters when they were in danger and rejoiced with them in their victories. Naturally, I was sad when I realised the end was coming, so I tried to read it slower to make it last just a little longer.
Green also demonstrates her skill in world-building and fantasy in the variety of different realms she has created, and in the people and creatures who inhabit them. The scenes created in this book are full of marvellous sights, rich sounds and incredible experiences that the reader feels as though they are sharing with the characters.
I do believe that if I, like Tom and Beansprout, were given a chance to live in The Other forever, I’d jump at the opportunity.
It’s a wonderful, magical place, and I’m thankful to T.J. Green for taking me there twice.