Reading Level: Adult
Length: 9 hours and 11 minutes (384 pages)
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Warrior Chronicles
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 3/5 stars
“With a new Chosen coming forward, Shanti has lost sight of her duty. With her plans unraveling, she does the only thing she can think of – free her brother and a mysterious stranger from a Graygual camp before heading back to beg for Cayan’s aid.
Unfortunately, that stranger was precious to the enemy, guarded by one of the elite. A Superior Officer known as the Hunter, this man always catches his prey, and his focus is now on the elusive, violet-eyed girl and the man she ripped from his hands.
With danger mounting and one of the best constantly on her heels, Shanti will learn that running will never be enough.
She will unite them with her suffering and lead them with her love.”
This is the 2nd book in the Warrior Chronicles by Breene. There are six books in this series right now. For some reason I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as the first one in the series. The writing was actually less awkward than the first book in the series. Unfortunately, I thought that things moved too slowly and nothing much happened in this book.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was well done. The narrator does a great job with emotion and character voices. In fact I think I probably like listening to this book more than I would enjoy reading it because of the well done narration.
The book starts with a brief rescue mission in which Shanti rescues her brother and ends up with a mysterious old man tagging along as well. After that our characters spend the whole book traveling to the Shadowlands and it was predictable and boring.
We do meet a couple interesting new characters (mainly Shanti’s brother and the mysterious Old Man). However, the travel was pretty boring and even the battle scenes seemed to have lost their urgency.
The story about the Chosen and the Wanderer was expanded on some. The series seems to be building towards some sort of trial that Shanti will have to undergo when they get to the Shadowlands (if they ever get there).
Overall this has been a fairly typical fantasy series with a somewhat awkward writing style. I am unsure as to whether or not I will continue the series. When I finished this book I wasn’t chomping at the bit to read more about these characters and/or world.