Heir of Doom (2019) by Jina S. Bazzar is the second book in the Roxanne Fosch Files series.
This series definitely needs to be read in order so that the reader knows what is happening. There is a lot of main character Roxanne’s backstory and history in book one of the series and the prequel. This would help readers know what is happening in a lot of book two.
In this book, Roxanne meets with a young child who is ten called Mwara. Mwara is the daughter of Elizabeth, the woman who Roxanne thought was her mother. Mwara has come for help as she is scared that she is not Elizabeth’s daughter and feela like the PSS is out to hurt her. Soon after the child goes missing. Roxanne begins to search for Mwara and along the way learns more about her past and her family. At one point, Roxanne is even accused of kidnapping Mwara.
I absolutely love Roxanne. She is a very real character who has a lot of emotion and compassion for people. She is brave and tries to help them. She has a heart of gold really. Her instructor Diggy on the other hand I didn’t take to. I will give him that some of the things he taught her came in useful but he was cruel and cold. I was very fond of Zantry though and I like the way the author wrote that everyone’s opinions of Zantry were negative but he ended up being alright. I also love that Roxanne is a woman with her own mind who pays their opinions no heed and makes up her own mind about him.
There was a conversation in this book between Roxanne and her friend Vicky about whether Frizz, Roxanne’s familiar is male or female and if I’m reading the conversation correctly, I think the idea was that how your body is shaped in terms of your genitals and chest area doesn’t have any bearing on your gender. I loved that. I thought that was cool. Frizz is male but the idea was that it wasn’t based on how his body parts were shaped so that was great.
The book has great backstory combined with much action. The settings all really work and each character adds something to the plot. The tension is great. This book has a mystery element to it which is really cool. The ending is also great. I loved that the author didn’t go for an obvious ending.
Logan appears a bit in this outing but not too much. His and Roxanne’s relationship doesn’t really go any further in this book. In fact it takes a step backwards. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens with them in the final book of this trilogy. We also get to know Roxanne’s friend from childhood Vicky in it. She is dying for Roxanne to get a man. In other news, she is worried Roxanne is not enjoying herself enough. They have a close bond and they look out for each other. Her familiar Frizz is a dote too.
This book is a long read but it’s a brilliant read. I’m looking forward to the final book in the series to see how everything works out for Roxanne and the gang.
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