The Shadowmask, by R.A. and Geno Salvatore, is second in the Stone of Tymora trilogy.
Picking up where The Stowaway left off, young Maimun seeks the stone that was stolen from him. Crossing treacherous land, sea, and battling pirates are just a few of the obstacles Maimun must face. But the biggest surprise is what awaits when Maimun finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious island.
It would have been helpful for me to have a short summary of the events from the past book before reading this second installment. I found it difficult to recall characters and events from The Stowaway. Though, it was still a fun and fast-paced, swash-buckling adventure. Maimun and his journey is a story that readers of all ages can enjoy. There is less of a cliffhanger at the end of this installment, but still left me eager for the next. The Stone of Tymora trilogy is a wonderful introduction to epic fantasy for young readers, full of adventure, danger, magic.