I always find myself gravitating towards series’. I like trying to figure out where the story will suddenly end leaving the reader wondering what the hero will face next. That didn’t happen with this book. I couldn’t guess what would happen next. I couldn’t imagine the cliffhanger. It was frustrating, but the ending did give me chills…
Fair warning, The Phantasmagoriad Series is not for the prudish or faint-hearted. I was becoming concerned with the number of uniquely described physical encounters, but I came to understand the higher purpose. Our favorite evil Sorcerer eloquently explained himself. And no, I’m not going to quote him for you.
It is amazing how quickly a person can mature when faced with untold evils. A doe-eyed young woman thinks of nothing more than falling in love. Why shouldn’t she? It’s not like a potential apocalypse is an everyday occurrence. In the blink of an eye, her world becomes complicated. She becomes aware of various sapien-like beings. When the safety of her sister comes into question, she throws herself into a world beyond her own armed with nothing more than a short sword and unfamiliar companions.
This was an interesting and entertaining read. The power-hungry tend to be blinded by their desires, but not all can be vanquished. I love how this story ended and I cannot wait to see who rises in the next.
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