Carved from Stone and Dream

HarperCollins. (Los Nefilim, Bk. 2). Feb. 2020. 368p. ISBN 9780062825643. pap. $16.99. FANTASY
Frohock continues her dark fantasy epic with book two of “Los Nefilim,” advancing protagonist Diego’s search for the Key that will open realms. Diego is a member of Los Nefilim, the Spanish Inner Guard, during the Spanish Civil War. Members sing songs that create glyphs to perform spells, whether helpful or hurtful. There are angels and daimons, as well as French and German factions of the Nefilim trying to gain control of the region. Diego crosses the mountains into France when a companion steals a list of Los Nefilim spies in other countries. The question is whether to go after the list or try to save his captive family from certain death.
VERDICT Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone, but readers will enjoy the depth of the characters more if they read Where Oblivion Lives first. Recommended for fans of dark fantasy, supernatural beings interacting with humanity, and spy stories.

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