Morningside Fall (Legends of the Duskwalker #2) (ARC)

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Synopsis

Wren is now titular governor of Morningside. But there are undercurrents and political intrigue. Eventually Wren, his mother, his military group of bodyguards and a friend or two are forced out of the city, have lots of Weir battles and return to Morningside where a horrifying discovery is made.

 

My Thoughts

Wren was the main character for this book. It made for a completely different kind of book even though it was exactly the same type as Three. Does that make sense?

Instead of a kick ass alpha male who was actually a hero, we get a young kid who is desperately trying to fill shoes that he knows are too big for him.

The action is just as intense as the first book, with a mysterious old blind man who can use a sword like a japanese legend, a hardcore military group who just kill everything and Weir acting extremely un-Weir like.

Wren was the hero here. He’s 8 years old and I alternately felt joy, happiness, sadness and at a couple of times I just thought “thank goodness I’ve never known THAT kind of responsibility and despair!”  While the focus was different because it was about Wren and not Three, this was just as well written, engaging, full of character and pure awesomeness.

And then the ending. Asher is a fantastic villain. He’s horrible, evil and smart. He’s not cartoony, he’s not laughable and what he has accomplished, in becoming digital and somehow controlling the Weir, is just awesome.

I’ve used the word awesome a lot in this review but you know what? It totally deserves it. After this book, Posey has moved from my short list to my Authors I Will Be Reading Sight Unseen list.

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Author: Jay Posey

Morningside Fall

Legends of the Duskwalker #2

 

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Three (Legends of the Duskwalker #1)

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Synopsis

Three, a mysterious bounty hunter, ends up protecting a drugged out amped up mother and her potentially special son.

 

My Thoughts

This obviously takes place in a dystopian, post-apocolyptic world, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this.

The further I read, the more I liked. This had it all. A damsel in distress. A talented cute kid. A reluctant yet willing Hero. An evil villain who is practically insane. A host of monsters that are futuristic and yet also atavistic. And even better, the Damsel and the Child are saved in the end by the heroic sacrifice of the Reluctant Hero.

This just pushed all the right buttons for me. Fast paced action, mystery, techno-thriller, romance. All these describe this book to a T. However, I can see it not being everyone’s cup of coffee. Drug abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, plain old general violence, none of it in graphic detail thankfully, but they aren’t danced around and euphemistically referred to either.

Jay Posey is now on my radar and I’m going to keep him on my short list.

Rating: Strong 4 of 5 Stars (4.5 Stars)

Author: Jay Posey

Three

Legends of the Duskwalker #1