Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker
Book Review of --
Rising Empire: Part 2 (The Chronicles of Celadmore) by C.S. Woolley
Check out our review of part 1 ** here **
Overall star rating --- 4.5
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.
Kasnata, Queen of the Order and Queen of Nosfa leads her armies against the people of Delma. A war she did not want to fight, but her husband, the King of Nosfa, Mercia Nosfa VI has forced her hand.
Leinad, the heir to the throne of Nosfa and son of Kasnata, is held hostage in the city of Grashindorph where revolution is beginning. Hermia, mother of Mercia and former Queen of Nosfa leads the revolution against her son, a revolution to end the wars and tyranny that their people suffer under. Kasna and Kia are safe from their father in the Oasis of Tulna, but Duke Kelmar DeLacey, Regent of Delma, still hunts for them.
Kasnata's empire is growing and her legacy is being forged through war, not diplomacy, a mantle her people will carry down the ages.
But there is more at work than any mortal knows, their lives, though fleeting, will form the realm and the consequences of their actions will be felt for centuries to come.
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 27
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 7
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
The war continues and tension increases as the writer moves the reader through the middle of this exciting trilogy. Good guys fall as the battle intensifies between the King and Warrior Queen.
There are a few editing misses midway though the book that are noticeable, but in no way distracts the reader.
The characters are so well developed that I found myself dreading several situations but I'll not go into them here. There is a surprising twist in the story that I found shocking but nice too." "The story is moving toward an exciting climax and I hope the good guys win. You need to read Part Two asap. The talent of the author is seen on every page as images of the action move through your mind's eye. It reminds me of an old fashion slide projector. It takes a gifted writer to get my mind to that place.
I won't go into the ending but get this book and read it. It's an enjoyable, action-packed adventure.
Genre -- Fantasy War Adventure.
Age recommendations -- 11 and older.
Sex content rating -- Very Mild.
Violence rating -- Moderate but not graphic.
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