Rating: I LOVED IT
Series: Rend the Dark
Publication Date: October 15th, 2015
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Book Blurb: The great Ruins are gone. The titans. The behemoths. All banished to the Dark and nearly forgotten. But the cunning ones, the patient ones remain. They hide not in the cracks of the earth or in the shadows of the world. But inside us. Wearing our skin. Waiting. Watching.
Once haunted by visions of the world beyond, Ferran now wields that power to hunt the very monsters that he once feared. He is not alone. Others bear the same terrible burden. But Hunter or hunted, it makes no difference. Eventually, everything returns to the Dark.
What a great short read.
Basically this follows Ferran as he and his partner, Mireia, track down a big bad. It’s a monster hunt.
While not much of the world is explored, I still found this story rich and full. We learn that there’s a bad place out there that the Order of Talan protects the world against. Ferran and Mireia are part of that Order, and they team up with a Warden and magistrate to eliminate a nasty thing from a village.
This was incredibly short, around 100 pages, so I don’t have tons to say. For a first story, this definitely did the job of pulling me into the world and characters. I’m interested, and I love monster hunting, so that part hooked me right away. The characters were a bit standard, but well done and interesting enough to keep me engaged and looking for the next book. Honestly, Ferran has a great history, a little sad, which pulled me in quickly. While we didn’t’ learn Mireia’s backstory, she’s intriguing on her own, with a nifty power I’m not sure I quite understand yet.
The writing flowed nicely for me, and the pacing was great. It moved.
So if you’re looking for a quick, fun, engaging, and monster-y type book, pick this up. You can probably devour most of it on your lunch break. It’s a great start to a promising series.