Part two of The Tinderbox Tales, Tinderbox Under Winter Stars by Emma Sterner-Radley, continues right from where Making a Tinderbox ended. New country, new climate, new friends, new everything for our heroes.
Less booze, more adventures this time. Part of the story is from the villain’s point of view, which brings a nice change. There are (of course) new supporting characters, one of whom really stands out – would love to read more about her!
As the characters are now familiar to the reader, this story seems to move along more smoothly than the first one. But same as before: plenty of humour, playing with clichés, lots of intrigue and some suspense… yeah, I think I like this even more than the first book.