First of all, what a great expansion to a universe! Stephany Wallace ties in Forgotten Kingdom with her Ancient Magic Series seamlessly. You don't need to have read the previous series, but it's a great start to become even more completely engrossed in this world she has created. If you miss Cyn and Bri, Forgotten Kingdom will give you a little touch of them that will have you smiling.
Forgotten Kingdom introduces us to a new set of characters (yummy ones at that. Give me a Gaerrath brother, any of them, really), a new adventure and a new set of secrets around every corner. I found myself happily surprised by the main POV choice, and perfectly accepting that there didn't seem to be a romantic notion in the immediate future.
The characters were well developed and we got to see multiple facets of many of them, which were both enlightening and necessary in the expansion of this world. It's refreshing and exciting to learn and follow each of these new characters, figuring out their means and motives behind every word and action they take.
Carefully crafted, the first book in the Winter Court Chronicles has potential oozing out of every word on every page. I found myself absorbing every word with ease, eager to devour more and more, until there was nothing left, then griping about how I needed more, now.
Stephany Wallace has a lot in store for us, I can feel it and I'm excited to see where she takes us next in the Winter Court.