The Ruined City

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The Ruined City

Veiled Isles Trilogy, #2

In this sequel the reader becomes pulled into a world that begins to fall apart. There is magic, adventure, love, the plague and the walking dead. The main characters in this story are fleshed out and interesting. The once lovely world is now dark, desperate and a hard. The plot moved along nicely and the characters reacted to situations realistically. This installment does a fine job building the suspense and moving the overlying story forward toward the battle of good and evil.

The fabric of time is being ripped apart. The world is falling into utter chaos. Disease and violence are found everywhere. Now six of the world’s most skilled arcanists must come together and merge their magic to return the world back to normal, if it’s not too late. Jianna Belandor has learned a lot in the months since she was a pampered rich girl. First living amongst the rebel Ghosts in the hills and then upon returning to the ghastly remnant of home she realizes that there are more important things than parties. She begins to wonder about her father and she realizes that she is in love with Falaste Rione and most do everything in her power to save his life.

Book Blurb for The Ruined City

Paula Brandon's epic and captivating trilogy continues as magic and mystery wreak havoc with the very fabric of existence.

Reality is wavering. Soon its delicate balance will shift and an ancient force will return to overwhelm the Veiled Isles. Now those with the arcane talent forge an uneasy alliance in hopes that their combined abilities are enough to avert an eerie catastrophe. Yet it may be too late. The otherworldly change has begun. The streets of the city are rife with chaos, plague, and revolt. And it is here that Jianna Belandor, once a pampered daughter of privilege, returns to face new challenges.

The dead walk the streets. The docile amphibian slaves of humanity have taken up arms. Jianna's home lies in ruins. Her only happiness resides in her growing attraction to Falaste Rione, a brilliant nomadic physician whose compassion and courage have led him to take dangerous risks. Jianna, stronger and more powerful than she knows, has a role to play in the unfolding destiny of her world. But a wave of madness is sweeping across the land, and time is running out-even for magic.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.00