The Tower and the Tears by Cecilia Tan is the second book in the Magic University series. Kyle is starting his sophomore year of college and he has decided to major in esoteric (erotic) arts. In order to be accepted into the department, he will have to pass three tests of the judges choosing. Someone is also stealing the Rings of Lore which are five rings that increase the wearer's abilities if they are worn during esoteric rituals. Kyle, Alex, and the girls are hard at work studying, deciding their majors, and trying to find out who has stolen the Rings of Lore. They will also find out more about the mysterious tower and the Dean (none of the students have seen him).
The sex scenes in The Tower and the Tears are more graphic and intense than in The Siren and the Sword. This book is definitely for a more mature audience (despite the cover with the young looking kid).
The Tower and the Tears is good, but not great. I wish the author would focus a little more on the story as in The Siren and the Sword (I know it is an erotic novel, but I enjoy the parts about the university and their studies). I give The Tower and the Tears 3.75 out of 5 stars. It will be interesting what happens to Kyle in the next book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The first book in the series The Siren and the Sword is available on Amazon.com as well as Barnes and Noble. Happy Reading!