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Dragon-riding, Faerie-liberating, Mermaid-manipulating, Vampyre-slaying, Werewolf-taming Literary Alchemist of the epic Destiny of Dragons series.
on Feb. 06, 2015 :
“Resurrection” explodes with plot twists, based on unpredictable logic and scheming, you wonder how you failed to miss the clues. A key secret is revealed in the early chapters, in fact, the truth of which I’d thought would be withheld for the entire series. And what a secret! The Book of Resurrection? The Book of Revelations more like.
And there’s more, as established characters’ pasts are exposed and expanded upon, during a whole new and unexpected struggle for superiority, whilst new characters are introduced to threaten and thrill.
Since the last book 1 concede Len Valely can be heir to more than a barstool; by book 2 I would actually entrust him with an entire tavern. Kai’s saccharin nature, as well as the mystery of how he withstands such injuries, are justified since book 1 and I enjoy him betraying an entirely different nature, to challenge his role as the hero, even if his and Anna’s relationship proves pure magic. Ulrich von Siddal is fast becoming my firm favourite though, as such a bundle of contradictions, his “enemy” Morgan extracting the very best and worst from him. It makes a change to have some incredibly strong female characters, as I wouldn’t mess with any of the Fitzallens. Gnarls and Soren are also appealing, so strong and yet so vulnerable. They have much more to give to the series yet. I even like the gargoyle Balthazar, although I don’t know why. It must be the strength of the writing.
Readers who might’ve found the fantasy lacking in the first book’s build up can’t be disappointed with this, with some less than natural disasters, spirits, sorcery and some significant dragons, which will no doubt dictate the series’ future. The saga continues to weave through all new and beautiful, as well as dangerous lands, (wish it would visit my star sign Taurus) which for all I know could be brought to a fiery end, considering the almost brilliantly thought-out sense of impossibility that can occur.
My only issue is perhaps the length; this is a big book! But I wouldn't know what you'd remove from it and it's definitely value for money.
The author certainly upholds all the daring and boldness of the epic Book of Wrath, and I can’t wait to devour the next book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)