After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for each other, but their bonds are tested when Dri is captured by their mortal and spiritual enemy—Sethos—and his master, Keallach, emperor of Pacifica.
Andriana is certain Keallach can be convinced to follow the Maker’s plan and join the other Remnants . . . but in time, she must decide whether she really can pull him back to the Way, or if Sethos’s web of darkness has slowly and thoroughly trapped them both . . . forever.
I loved, loved this book! It was so action-packed. The good vs. evil aspect of the story was EPIC!!! Lisa knows how to display spiritual warfare!! I have to admit, even though I wanted to like Andriana’s and Ronan’s ongoing romance, I thought it was kind of, well,
stupid not written well. *shrinks back to avoid slaps from fangirls* I know, I know! I just thought it was kinda stupid. BUT, I realized I might as well at least embrace it so it didn’t really bother me too bad while I was reading it, just mainly now, afterward.
The villains-Pacifican soldiers, Sethos, Keallach, the Sheolites, etc…. WERE AWFUL!!! I hated them so bad! But I loved how much I hated them. It was fun. bahahahaha!
The Remnants are so amazing!! I mean, GOSH. EVERY single character has a different “power”. One is healing (one of my personal favorites), one is evil sensing, and Andriana’s is EMOTION READING. *screams out loud like mad person* They are kick-butt like nobody’s business. But, really, the characters and especially the development was great, well-written, and just SO FANGIRL PROVOKING.
This book involved Biblical references and Scripture A LOT! Which was supppperrr cool.
Now that I’ve kinda gotten my feels out, now for the negative content.
I have to say, this book is not for the faint or sensitive in the stomach. It’s pretty gory. There’s lots of fighting, wounds, blood and surgery. ALSO, even though I’M sensitive to “creepy things” and demons and all that (I’m very sensitive) I was NOT BOTHERED by it at all. Besides, good always wins, right? There are inappropriate references but honestly, even though I’m strict with it, apparently she wrote it well enough that it didn’t prick my conscience.
WHO SHOULD READ IT: Anyone mature or over the age of 12 who like Christian allegories, fantasy or dystopian.
NOW ON TO MY SPOILER-Y FEELS!!!!
Why, oh why, Lisa must you rip my heart out….
The scene with Keallach trying to control Andriana’s body to kiss him…. Hmm. To describe my feelings…. Um, Anger from Inside Out. Yep. The fire. Yeah. That was me.
Also, Andriana’s time in Keallach’s castle in Pacifica were probably some of my favorite scenes in the whole book. They were really cool.
Raniero being an angel?????? WHat????? I DID NOT see that coming. I figured he did have SOME sort of power, since he would just appear and disappear randomly and it seemed he always knew what A was thinking, but STILL. UNEXPECTED PLOT TWIST!!!
Discussion questions for those who have read the book:
- What was one unexpected plot twist for you?
- While A was in Pacifica, did you feel that Keallach and Andriana should marry?
- What do you think about the romance? Do you like it?
So, that’s that! I REALLY hope you enjoyed this review! Let me know if you have read it or want to read this series!
~By His Grace,