Ascension (Journey of the Arcanist Book 2) by M. R. Coleman
I just finished reading Ascension (Journey of the Arcanist Book 2) by M. R. Coleman and I just had to tell you about it. Wow, this book really kept me going all the way through. It starts out with an elven couple, Ruen and Auren, as they return home after a long time away. In the first chapter many references are made regarding what happened in the first book to acquaint the reader if they were not familiar with it, as was I. I appreciated the references and noted that they were woven into the storyline nicely. It was easy to fall right into the story and get to know the characters. In no time, they were joined by Hiram, a friend of Ruen, and Dyshera, a magi. Soon all 4 leave on a journey together as Ruen has been tasked with reviving the Leunari, an ancient caste of elven warriors.
At the same time in a different place, Callum, a human, finds that his home town has been attacked and all the people there have been slaughtered or abducted by Krelns. Callum is a saejin, trained to hunt and destroy mages by tearing their spells from their minds and often using them on the mage that cast them. Callum immediately goes to seek revenge on all Kreln, attracting attention to himself from a magus that is with an evil group of marauders led by their mistress, Lady Mythrael. Lady Mythrael quickly sends out a scouting party to find and kill Callum, but….
Have I got your attention yet? It’s hard not to get drawn into this story, I tell you. Full of symbolism and color, it moves at a great pace through 2 intertwining stories and at the end leaves me wondering how I got there so fast!
I received a copy of Ascension (Journey of the Arcanist Book 2) from the author for the purpose of review. Any and all opinions are my own and not reflective of the author.
I would definitely recommend Ascension (Journey of the Arcanist Book 2) by M. R. Coleman to anyone who wishes to read something exciting and colorful this summer. Better yet, grab a copy of the first book, Aurora (Journey of the Arcanist Book 1), and read the series from the beginning. You’ll be glad you did!