Friday, February 17, 2012

A Review: The Ember Gods by Andrea Pearson

The thing about sequels is that you already kind of know what to expect. You aren't diving in blindly to a new series, having no idea what is to come. Just like that, the second book of the Kilenya series delivered the same qualities as the first book. There were new, unheard of creatures, new characters, and more on the distant lands and magical abilities of people in Eklaron. It is, however, also a continuation of the first book, in that you get to see the aftermath of what has happened.

The reader gets an in depth view of Jacob Clark and how he struggled to cope after his adventure in the first book. In this, you get to know him better and become more fond of him, cheering him on as he continues on his way.

My favorite part of the book was the characters. Just like the first book, each new character that was brought in had a unique personality and added just the right flavor to the story to keep it going. I enjoyed how minor, only briefly mentioned characters from the first book were brought back and thrust into the spotlight in the sequel, giving you the opportunity to get to know them while still having the original characters around and interacting with one another.

Though the plot line was a bit slower than the first book, it wasn't bad. In fact, it kept the anticipation growing throughout the book until the very end, where everything finally came to a head and things were mostly solved. 

The Ember Gods is a great sequel to The Key of Kilenya and I can't wait to see where the the story will go next.

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