Thursday, December 17, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Resurgent Shadows by Kevin L Nielsen

BOOK REVIEW: Resurgent Shadows by Kevin L Nielsen

"Ever since the Breaking, when earthquakes tore the world apart and unleashed the nightmares of myth and legend, humankind has struggled for survival. 
"Caleb is one of the survivors, and the only thing he cares about is getting revenge on the monsters that killed his wife and son. When he saves the life of a dverger—a mythic dwarf-like creature—Caleb discovers that the Breaking may have brought good to the world along with the evil. "On the other side of the country, Eric leads a small group of survivors in relative prosperity until a powerful war hammer is forced into his hands—a weapon with a will of its own so commanding that it sends Eric on a mission with one purpose: destroy the creatures that threaten his home. "Caleb and Eric must each decide to do something no one has dared before: to hunt the Dragonlords."

This story kept me coming back for more. There's a lot of war and weaponry and soul-searching in between. I love a book that can delicately weave in religion(s) and he does it well. The weapons take on a lifelike thread, like in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, which I loved. There are some cool magical powers on top of dragons that were definite highlights of the story.

The writing is a bit wordy and repetitive--and jumpy--but overall it was good and the ending made me super excited for the next book. Rated 4 stars and PG for content.
*I received a free copy of this book for an unbiased review.

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