It's been a year since Citra Terranova has become Scythe Anastasia and Rowan went off the grid. Rowan as Scythe Lucifer has started gleaning scythes that he has deemed unworthy throughout Midamerica. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and methods that go against the ideals of the "new order." However, it soon becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change that Scythe Anastasia is bringing when her life is threatened. Citra's and Rowan's opposite stances on matters in the Scythedom continue to put them at odds. While all of this continues to unfold, the Thunderhead continues to watch. Will it remain an impartial observer or will it finally be forced to take a stand?
I really liked this book. Most of the time I don't like the books in the middle of a series because they seem boring and more like filler. This wasn't the case here. The plot of this story was great and you could see wonderful character development especially in the main characters. If you were to give me a sentence from the book, I would be able to identify the character who said it. The author was able to craft a unique personality for each character in a way that is relatable and keeps the reader engaged. I loved how the story ended in a way that left the reader scrambling to try to get their hands on the next one. There aren't any warnings except for some brief mentions of violence. I would highly recommend not just this book but the entire series.