Monday, February 29, 2016

The Secret of Isian (Book 3) by Serena Clarke {Review}

The Secret of Isian (Book 3 in the Isian Series)
by Serena Clarke
Published January 15th 2016 by Smashwords Edition

Many prophecies have been uttered about the impending war and those who will seek to stop it. With the war finally upon them, Rimelda, a talented seer, has heard the prophecies and believes she can help. Prince Ander, doubtful of her abilities and her true intentions, but determined to save his kingdom accepts her help and they proceed on a quest to end the war.
Hindered by enemies as well as their own doubts, Ander and Rimelda must search for guidance in unlikely places and unravel the mysteries of the prophecies.

With the world shrouded in darkness, will Ander accept his destiny in time to save the kingdoms and will he admit his true feelings for Rimelda?


My Review: 4 Stars

Rimelda is a seer with great talent and she's sure she can help end the war. Trying to work with Prince Ander to do so, proves to be a little more challenging than she bargained for, as he doubts her abilities and there is some attraction present.

Most of this book takes place on the quest to stop the war, which keeps the adventure going. Things often happen suddenly, which spikes the tension levels, and then they would drift down to a steady pace again. Personally, I would have loved the romantic interactions to be more gradual, as they often happened out of the middle of nowhere and were very impulsive, with regrets as to the outcomes, more often than not. Prince Ander is definitely a bit frustrating!
I enjoyed the minor mysteries surrounding the quest and the surprises that crop up. The characters are fun and are not your stereotypical ones. The adventure and battles are what really drives the story to the climax. This is a great addition to a high fantasy series.

Content: violence (war, talk of death and killing in non-graphic details); mild romance (kissing). Clean!

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*


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