Talonridge is the second book in the Magefable series. This book continues the adventures of Clove the mouse and her companions. Their mission is to find the third temple of the elementals needed for Clove to become a geomancer. Once she becomes a geomancer, she hopes to prevent Sinvicious from taking over their world. Clove and her friends had been told by their trusted ally, Herod, to go to Talonridge, and the rabbits of Korel would help them. But when they get there, they find that all of the rabbits are either dead or slaves. Who had killed and enslaved them? The Hawks that had been defeated a long time ago, that’s who. So the team must defeat the hawks and save the remaining rabbits before it’s too late. Will the team beat the hawks and save the rabbits? Find out in this exciting adventure!
Out of the two books, I liked Magefable better than Talonridge. This book didn't catch my attention as well as Magefable. Talonridge was full of action, yet only grabbed my attention in half of the book instead of all; it was a little confusing at times. It was still a very good book, though, with lots of other good parts. I liked how well the author made the new characters fit in with the old characters. I also liked how well he developed the new characters and added finishing touches to the old ones. My favorite character is still Durbin the mouse because he is doing his best to follow in the footsteps of his father to protect anyone in need. I would recommend this book to ages 10 through 14 because there is fighting, killing, and a few tough words. Readers over the age of 14, however, might get bored.