Taj and Aliya head west after escaping from Karima’s “inisisa”. On the way they will find Arzu, who miraculously also escaped, and together they’ll travel to Arzu’s mother homeland; a land where the “akis” are admired and called “tastahlik”. There, Taj will learn that his power can be used in two different ways: one is healing the sins for becoming a “Larada” and the second is fighting the sins for becoming an “Onija”.
Only after improving his skills Taj will be able to return to Kos to help his people and defeat Karima, but he has little time, the queen is looking for him and she plans to send Bo, Taj’s ex bestfriend, to bring him back destroying everything on his way.
Taj continues not being one of my favorite characters but I think that in this book he’s more pleasant and interesting.
I wanted to read more of the “Arashi”, mythical monsters that destroy the places where they appear, and fortunately they’re very important in this novel so we learn some things about them. They’re very powerful.
I liked Aliya’s transformation. From the beginning, she seemed to me very intelligent, eager for knowledge and without fear of the unknown.
I read that Taj’s story is a duology. I would have loved to read what happened after the end of “Crown of Thunder”. I believe this is an exciting, interesting, original, kind of spiritual and very recommendable story that seems to end with this book.