Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 180 pages
Publisher: Valkyrie Press
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 3.5 book in the Arcana Chronicles
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Ashes to ashes . . .
Evie Greene’s story of the Flash is just one of many. All over the world, those connected in some way to the lethal Arcana game–like Death, Jack, and Fortune–must first survive a horrifying night of blood and screams.
We all fall down.
Some will have to grapple with new powers; all will be damned to a hellish new existence of plague, brutality, desolation, and cannibalism. Find out who they lost, why they endure, and what they sacrificed in order to live past Day Zero. . . .”
This is the 3.5th book in the Arcana Chronicles. It is really more of a guide than an actual novel. The book is broken into sections for each of the Arcana and lists the properties of different Arcana. Some of the Arcana information is followed by a short story about that Arcana.
This is a fun book to read if you want to know more about what each Arcana’s powers and abilities are. We also get to look at “Day Zero” for a lot of other Arcana (these are the intermittent short stories that sometime follow an Arcana’s info).
I enjoyed some of the “Day Zero” stories. I think one of my favorites was the one about The Emperor; he was just starting to enter the story at the end of the 3rd book.
Overall this was a well done guide to the Arcana of the Arcana Chronicles. While there are some short stories in here, this was more of a guide than a collection of stories. I would recommend to die-hard fans of the Arcana Chronicles. Those not already reading the series would probably just find this confusing.