Nightwatch Over Windscar by K. Eason

Nightwatch Over Windscar (#2)

Previous: Nightwatch on the Hinterlands (#1)

Iari is good at killing monsters. As a templar in the Aedis, a multi-species religious organization committed to protecting the Confederation, eliminating extra-dimensional horrors is her job. But after she helped stop separatists from sabotaging the entire Confederation, she discovered a new sort of monster: the rogue-arithmancer, political kind.

Promoted and sent north to the tundra of Windscar, Iari leads a team of templars to investigate ancient, subterranean ruins, which local legend claims are haunted, and which have mysterious connections to the dangerous arithmancy used by the wichu separatists. Iari isn’t worried about ghosts. She’s worried about surviving separatists and a fresh attempt to upend the Confederation.

Included in Iari’s team are Char, a decommissioned battle-mecha and newly-joined templar, and Gaer, ostensible ambassador and talented arithmancer. As they delve into the ruins, they find remnants of long-ago battles, bits of broken armor and mechas—which unexpectedly reanimate and attack. It seems there is still dangerous arithmancy in Windscar—but the source isn’t who Iari expected, and they’re far worse than the separatists…

Reviews

"Eason excels at action sequences, and the new villain is wonderfully frightening....A nice balance of political complications and SF action sequences."

Kirkus

"Packs in cool action sequences"

Publishers Weekly

"Nightwatch Over Windscar continues The Weep series, with all of the strengths of the first (Nightwatch on the Hinterlands) and not a single bit of mid-series downturn."

River's Fantasy Reviews

"Eason tempers the technical elements with fascinating world-building, carefully developed characters and plenty of high stakes action, all of which made this a blast to read."

Books, Bones, & Buffy

"I fell into this book deeply...the characters are so well-written and I was invested in the outcome.... I definitely had my curiosity satisfied, and hope to see more in this universe."

Girl Who Reads

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