Thursday, September 29, 2016

Book Shelf: Riot of Storm and Smoke (Threats of Sky and Sea #2) by Jennifer Ellision

War draws closer, like a tide to the shore.

Bree and her friends have escaped the clutches of the Egrian King, but their troubles are far from over. Still reeling from the secrets that drew new breath when her father took his last, Bree sets off for the safety of Nereidium-- the kingdom she's just learned is hers.

But with the King's ire at its peak and war a certainty, Nereidium is no longer safe. As Prince Caden rallies the Egrian people against his tyrant father, Bree, Princess Aleta, and Tregle race to the Nereid shore to warn them of the incoming danger—and to put the Nereid Princess on the throne.

The only trouble there: Bree can’t bring herself to reveal that the Princess is her.

It’s not a dilemma she can waste time pondering. With a new weapon in his arsenal, the King's strikes are sure to be bolder than ever before. And Bree may not be ready to wear a crown… but she won't let her kingdom down without a fight.

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Riot of Storm and Smoke is the sequel in the Threats of Sky and Sea series by Jennifer Ellison and is a decent follow up to the first novel, continuing to develop an exciting fantasy series full of adventure, danger and romance.

Having fled the Egrian King, Bree and her friends remain on the run, attempting to secure safe passage to Nereidium and forced to rely on the kindness of others as they make their journey. Meanwhile, Prince Caden is trying to gather troops and support in order to stand against his father, but raising an army isn’t as easy as it seems and comes with its own bunch of problems. As old friends and new enemies gather together against a common enemy, war is on the horizon and with King Langdon possessing a dangerous and deadly weapon, Bree, Caden and those they trust must prepare to take things to the next level….

I’m be honest; heading into this sequel I was experiencing a serious case of amnesia where the first book was concerned and recalling what had happened in the first instalment wasn’t easy. That being said however, I quickly found myself becoming invested in Riot of Storm and Smoke as soon as I began reading.

Told through the varying perspectives of Bree and Caden, Riot of Storm and Smoke is a well written and forward moving novel. There’s a lot happening as Bree and her friends Aleta and Tregle race to reach Nereidium before King Langdon attacks and back home Caden attempts to gather support against his father.

I continue to find Bree and Caden to be worthy main characters and loved seeing them united rather than apart. I liked the new characters Jennifer Ellison introduces in this instalment. Clift, Meddie, Lilia, Liam, Elena….they all managed to do something for the storyline and I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the Underground that has secretly functioned for years against the king.

There’s a lot of action and excitement in this book as well as some great dialogue and some sweeter moments--all racing towards an incredible cliff-hanger that ends with one power laden sentence! Exhilarating until the end, Riot of Storm and Smoke leaves me raring to dive straight into the third and final book next!

Sent for review by the author and Xpresso Book Tours (Thank you ladies!)
Format: Kindle ebook
Release Date: August 18th 2015
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Final Thoughts:
This was a wonderful sequel with one hell of an ending. Ready to read the final book straight away!

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