The Raging One
Book One of The Sundered Lands Saga by Lexy Wolfe
Review by Louise Ryan
Book Overview (Blurb) by Amazon
Still reeling from an ancient war, the world has begun showing signs of unraveling. To save their world, a select group of the most gifted elite must form an alliance and find a solution before it is too late. But, can these historically incompatible members of the remaining nations cooperate despite their ancestral biases and distrust? Or will shadows consume them before they can succeed?
This book is one EPIC story in the making. It tells a tale of ancient history in a world torn apart by a Great War and Sibling Gods who keep the lands apart through mistrust of each other and their Human offspring. I was mesmerised from the beginning. The story jumps in head first and whisks you along for a few chapters at break neck speed. At first, the titles are slightly confusing but the author brilliantly slips in explanations to the narrative without it feeling forced. From the outset you are totally involved with these characters. You understand their confusion, their exasperation and their desperation perfectly. In a world where magic users are held in high regard and expected to keep all things in balance, they become unsure of the things happening.
You can’t help but be on their side. You want them to succeed. You are willing them along with everything you have. I LOVED this book! I couldn’t read it fast enough. So much so I drained my Kindle! I really felt for the characters. And adored them each in their own way. I loved the well thought out Hierarchy system in each of the lands and the beliefs that were well thought out and explained in a simple and non tedious way. At no point, did this book ever feel like “work”. It was simply epic. I cannot wait to read the next one.
In short, If you like fantasy books, with myth, magic, epic story telling, a dash of romance and the odd dragon? Then you simply MUST read this book!