S. & S. (The ­Legendborn Cycle: Bk. 2). Nov. 2022. 576p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781534441637.
Gr 9 Up–Bree has discovered she is the Scion of her ancestor, the legendary King Arthur. Bree is unique in the Pendragon Line, having both Welsh ancestry and the Bloodcraft that originated in the American South during chattel slavery. The blending of these has made her the most powerful person either side of her family tree has ever seen. Despite this, she isn’t accepted by the other Legendborn, primarily because she is Black. Navigating her powers is the primary plotline, moving away from the examination of grief that was Legendborn to an exploration of identity. Deonn explores the insidiousness of racism and Bree’s growing confidence in herself as she takes up the mantel of king of all Legendborn.
VERDICT Readers will wish the story wasn’t over. A must for all library collections.

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