on Aug. 7, 2016 :
Once again the rising author, R.F. DeAngelis, has immersed me in the arduous tales of Chloe and Piper. Southpoint is crying out, spilling it's horrifying secrets to the reader; it's true colors are finally painted upon the canvas that Chloe must carry as a burden upon her mind.
'Sisters of the Night', begins to delve deeper into the dark secrets of the corrupt church, as one of the women of the cloth leaves in opposition to the Bishop's corrupt ways. This faceless man remains unseen by the reader's eyes, yet, becomes the most hated evil in the town by those with eyes to see him for what he is. The imagery left within my mind after reading this story, is a husk of a man, a house of evil that sits upon a throne of coin.
'Hopscotch' is a tale of discomfort, sorrow, and finally, victory. The world is grim, and in order to be safe, one must avert the gaze of the ravenous pack. The Sister of the church shows complete devotion to those in need, at the risk of her own damnation, and realizes she may face the whip. The children are phantoms of the night, breathing, yet dead. Sorrow clutches at the heart, yet all I could do is read on. Warmth enveloped me as this story came to a close, for the sacrifice of some, the kindness of others, and the hospitality of few bring justice to Southpoint.
'Raided' begins to develop more obstacles that Chloe and Piper must overcome. Set backs, if you will. For Chloe will not be defeated in her crusade for justice.
'Dreams' gives us insight into Chloe's mind, giving the reader a few things to ponder on. Foresight or Chloe's subconscious? Ill happenings and treachery. The Bishop moves his pawns against Chloe and Piper. The world begins to seem more and more against them, a constant uphill fight for all that is good.
'The Day After' shows where allies can be found, and of a thief's punishment. Chloe must plan what to do next.
'To Trip A Trick' is my personal favorite. Although the story begins with a sorrowful scene of shame and disgust, it soon takes a turn. Mystery and wonder take the reader into the a warm home. Don't blink; I did.
'Jax' is another personal favorite. This story brought me into the night, showing the works of the thief. Fast paced and intriguing, this story will leave the reader on the edge of their seat, wondering what will happen next. It shows there really is honor among thieves; some, anyways. Try not to cry.
Lastly, the heart stomping 'The Death of Reason' story will immerse the reader in a world of loneliness, hunger, biting cold, and despair. Until the vital turning point.
DeAngelis will move the reader with her stories in a torrent of emotions, pulling at your heart as a true writer. I beg of you, DeAngelis, bring forth new works. I am ready to read more into Chloe's story. I highly recommend Part 6-13 and cannot wait until I begin Piper: Broken Chains, and any new works DeAngelis brings to my bookshelf. I I am an avid fan and supporter, and urge any lover of literature and stories with a deeper meaning, to purchase DeAngelis' masterpieces. Support her on Patron as well, so that we can get our hard copies one day!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)