Andrew Einspruch has created a wonderful new fantasy world. In this, the second book of his series, we finally get behind the toxic "Purple Haze" that covers half the world. It has been worth the wait. Our twin Princesses are on an unexpected and unwelcome journey of discovery into lands that have been blighted for generations. Why can they survive in the haze when no one else did? Is it that old blood magic with a new twist. As for the star of whatever itself - suffice it to say I expect its sinister presence has been uncovered only for it to lead our heroines on even more of Einspruch's twisty, funny, and rarely boring adventures. The common farewell in the three kingdoms might be a wish for "boring travels to you" but don't be fooled. Nothing is ever boring in this land of peerless Queens, dastardly Jesters, marauding wombats, neurotic chipmunks, magnificent horses and evil relatives. Time to have another supremely soothing cup of Hagelberry tea and await the arrival of Book 3 in this delightful series.