I just read Nightrage Rising (The Unseen Chronicles Book 2), and wow, what a great adventure! I’m not just saying that because author P.S. Broaddus is a member of A Drift of Quills, either. He’s a darned good writer.
REVIEW of Nightrage Rising
Once again, Mr. Broaddus has given us an entertaining, fast-paced tale of magic, intrigue, and adventure. A sequel to A Hero’s Curse, I liked this book even better than the first—and Parker has done a fine job of making it stand on its own.
The story tackles a challenge common to young and old alike: choice. Essie desperately wants to be able to see. Understandably, that desire influences her thoughts and actions. Nightrage offers her that possibility. Much to my delight, Nightrage remained shrouded in mystery through most of the story. Were they villains or heroes?
Essie has to learn for herself, but she is not alone. Her friends are more understanding and reliable than she imagines, and she finds support in an unexpected place. As with the purpose of Nightrage—and Essie herself—not everything is what it first seems to be on the surface. There is a wonderful depth in this story, and in the way it explores friendship, power, pride, and our perceptions of the world around us.
Finally, the ending promises further adventures with Essie and her friends without leaving us dangling from a virtual cliff. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series!
Essie Brightsday is blind.
But that hasn’t kept her from curses, dragons, or rock basilisks in the past. Now her family lives in the bustling capital of Plen, a far cry from their small farm tucked against the Valley of Fire.
As a shadowy anarchist cult grows in the city, a scheme to pit the slums and the trade districts against the protectors emerges—a plot to ignite a civil war and reduce the capital to ashes. A dangerous game ensues as Essie, her talking cat Tigrabum, and best friends Illiana and Sam attempt to thwart Nightrage and save her city, guaranteeing this adventure will be just as eventful as the last…
This book is for you if you:
- Enjoy well-developed, realistic characters
- Like fast-paced adventures with depth
- Are looking for Flinch-Free Fantasy
This book is not for you if you:
- Don’t like talking animals
- Want a casual, leisurely read (It’s hard to put down!)
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