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- CELEBROMANCY -Michael R. Underwood
- Celebromancy (Ree Reyes, book 2) by Michael R Underwood
The only thing they have going for them is that the crime lords are fighting each other as well—that is, until the tyrants agree to a summit that will permanently divide the city and cement their rule of Audec-Hal. You may know Mr.
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This book is in a very different vein, more an epic fantasy than a light geeky romp. While it takes place in a city and in a relatively short timespan, it is within a larger historical context and the city is a fairly large place whose denizens are varied. So the temporal and geographic scale come across as quite large. So besides this astonishing world and epic structure, what sets Crocus and Shield apart? While not unique, it incorporates family, father to son, husband to wife and those interested in becoming one amongst the Shields and their supporters, the Shield-Bearers, more fully and explicitly than most.
There is a clear sense of loyalty and sacrifice for each other. It is, in other words, an epic fantasy with heart and soul.
CELEBROMANCY -Michael R. Underwood
By contrast, the top bad guys are utterly self-focused, including to the level of no interest in family. One of the aspects I really love about this story is that the heroes are not super-heroes. While they have some special skills, either based on their race, being spark-touched or their calling Aegis , they are not invinsible. Shields have died before them defending the citizens of Audec-Hal and they may die as well. They certainly get hurt and take time to recover.
I also hate this about the novel in the sense that I would love to see them magically kick butt. Alas, neither in this world or in Mr. It makes for a better book and story, just a little tough to sit by and watch read what the Shield must endure. Underwood does a nice job embedding background within narrative with a rare bout of reverting to flashbacks.
His sense of action is keen and the sense of danger is pervasive. His pacing is good, although, for this somewhat dull reader, he packs a tremendous amount of information about the people and the world in his writing. It is a rich world with complex relationships among people and races. It has a plethora of villains, each with different skillsets whose lieutenants have their own skills.
Celebromancy (Ree Reyes, book 2) by Michael R Underwood
There is a reason the book contains a map, a glossary and a key to thread colors this will make sense when you read the book. I could easily see this novel broken up into a trilogy with some focus on an area and a group with each book. Fun to know, but if you simply remember their telekinetic power and some have it stornger than others then you can follow the book.
So I commend Shield and Crocus to you. Underwood never loses the drive of the story or the connections among the characters in this world. Underwood adds to the canon with this novella which leaps immediately into action and takes you through a fast ride to the end. This is perfect for a novella — sharp focus with a quickly paced narrative.
Also nicely done is the finish; it wraps up reasonably well but leaves you wanting more.
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I could easily tear right into a next Ree Reyes novel if there were one. Adroitly done, Mr. Even in this brief foray into the underbelly of Pearson, Mr. Underwood is able to give a sense of community and camaraderie that holds his characters together.
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