A Gathering of Wings: Centauriad Book II by Kate Klimo
In A Gathering of Wings, Malora leaves the safety of Mount Kheiron for the bush and the bustling city of the Ka in search of Sky, the stallion who used to lead Malora’s herd of horses. Accompanied by her closest friends, Malora is faced with making decisions about her future in new ways.
Malora is now living an easy life, training as a blacksmith. And while she has gained acceptance and a new family among the Centaurs, Malora still feels like an outsider and fears she may be the last human. On her journey to find and rescue Sky, she meets a young man that she has been seeing in her dreams.
This sequel to Daughter of the Centaurs introduces readers to a wide variety of once-mythical creatures. But as we discover, instead of a fantasy world, this is a distant future where man played god and created these creatures from myth. Now humans are the endangered species. So while the story has the feel of a fantasy, technically it’s science fiction.
I absolutely loved the first novel, so I had high expectations for this one. Thankfully, I was not disappointed. There is plenty of mystery, suspense, drama, humor, and even a bit of romance. With strong characters, thorough world-building, and a fresh story A Gathering of Wings is another incredibly engaging read.