After Emily Ethan is gone, Jason is left with too many questions unanswered. Betrayed by the one he loved and yet hurting after losing her, Jason is eager to find out what actually happened to Emily.
When he least expects it, the Darksighted return to New York City, but they are not after Jason. They seek to destroy those who may know something about where Emily can be.
The more Jason gets to know the world of Energy and Sight, the harder it is for him to belong in this world. He can’t enter the Sight when there are too many people around. And then Emily comes to his dreams and gives him clues of where to look for the answers.
The question is: should he believe her, or is it just another attempt to get him killed?
"Stunning. Breathtaking. I am in awe. Years ago I first stumbled upon the first book I read by author Ivan Amberlake. I remember picking up The Beholder and thumbing through its digital pages, intrigued by the concepts there and by the characters that immediately caught my attention and made me care for them. Jason is such a wonderful character, one that advances naturally as a person would under the Matrix-like conditions that this world is build upon. And Emily is brilliant the first time we see her, and enthralling throughout. It was The Beholder that made me such a huge Amberlake fan and his second book, Diary of the Gone, that so fully solidified me. Path of the Heretic is the sequel to The Beholder. If you haven't read The Beholder then I strongly suggest you pick it up now. If you have read it then you know that everything I've written above is true. But what you may not know is that Path of the Heretic is even better than anything Amberlake has already written. I loved how truly engrossed I became while reading this book. Each concept Amberlake built was fully tangible for me. Never before have I been able to see this type of concept so well in writing and that is a testament to the author's form. I have long held a few authors on a pedestal, Tad Williams being at the top, but as of late others have begun to creep toward him. Amberlake holds a cherished spot in my library, next to Tad Williams on the shelf.
Pick this up now. Expect to lose sleep in rapt reading, and know that the ending to this second in the series is simply stunning."