Oracle's Legacy: Shadows of Fate
Author: R.B. Holbrook
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Got it from: the author
Why I read it: received a review copy, 2nd in series
This is the second in the Oracle's Legacy trilogy. I don't want to say more, because I want to avoid spoilers, and there's no way to describe this book without doing so.
This took me longer to read than I would have liked. That happens when my husband has a four day weekend and things get busy. Most everything I would want to say about this book, I said in the review of the first book. All the things I loved about the first one were here.
But, this book suffers from what I'll call second book in a trilogy syndrome. By that I mean it's a bridge between an action packed first book, and (what I believe will be) an action packed third book. There's more information than action going on here. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. The world building in this story is still incredible. I can't imagine how much time the author must have spent coming up with all the details. Sometimes, as a reader, it's hard to keep all those details and the characters straight. I almost feel like I need to take notes. :)
And even though this book was more information oriented than action oriented, there were still some really cool action scenes. One in particular I would love to see play out on a big screen, because I can just picture the magnitude and the awesomeness. In fact, sometimes while I'm reading I almost feel like I'm reading a movie script, because I think this story would work really well as a movie. But then, I'm really a sucker for superhero movies.
I'm very excited to read the third book when it comes out, and see how it all ends. I just hope it has a happy ending, because I'm not sure I could take a sad ending to this trilogy. I want it to end well. Again, I would recommend these first two books of the trilogy. This is a new author to keep an eye on, for sure!