Thursday, November 12, 2015

Shadow's review of Rising Empire by C.S. Woolley

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of -- Rising Empire Pt 1 (Chronicles of Celadmore) by C.S. Woolley        

Overall star rating --- 5 

About the book:
The nine kingdoms of Celadmore are at war. The people suffer under tyrants that strive to gain land and power in the struggle for superiority. Queen Kasnata, the wife of King Mercia Nosfa VI is trapped in a loveless, political marriage, her children are being held hostage by her husband to force her armies to march on his every whim. The people of Grashindorph, the capital city of Nosfa, are oppressed by their king and beneath the surface of the city a revolution stirs. As war threatens to tear Celadmore to pieces, Kasnata struggles to bring peace back to the realm, fighting against bribery and corruption to bring hope to all those that are oppressed, as well as those that have been caught in the savagery of warring kings. Can the legendary queen, Empress of the Order find the strength to fight knowing the fate of her people rests on her shoulders?  

Book creation ratings:
* Max. total of 30 possible *
Overall total -- 29.95        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 9.95        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
I must read the last two books in this quality written series. If you like adventure, with good battling evil, and one whale of an ending, then read this book. The story flies by, and it's a book you can't put down. Who will win the day--the evil king or his valiant wife?

The ending of the book leaves the reader happy and anxious as we head toward the next book in this three part masterpiece. The author is to be commended for a well thought out story, that is bathed in imagery and vivid scenes. It gathers the readers and transports them to another time, long ago in a distant land.

My best advice is get the book and get comfortable. It's well worth the investment of time and money. Happy reading and enjoy!!!
                
Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Fantasy Adventure        
Age recommendations -- 13 and older.        
Sex content rating -- Extremely mild.        
Violence rating -- Moderate.   
                                                                                     
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