Eden’s Deliverance, Rhenna Morgan
Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Romance
Ok, hands up I made a boob here. I thought that a) this was the third in a series, not the fourth and final one, and b) that its was one of those with a loosely connected story arc, but that each book was more or less a stand alone as with other on-going series I’m a fan of. My bad!
Well, it is and it isn’t a kind of b) book. Each book does feature one couple but the story that surrounds them and their actions is very much connected, not a simple story arc joining them but a vital part of each book. So going in blind to the last book meant I was a bit lost at first. I had read samples of books one and two and so had an idea of the worlds and the issues.
Its really interesting this idea of parallel worlds, one that crops up such a lot and that I really enjoy. I find it very believable – maybe I’m just gullible…
My late husband used to say to people “did you know the word Gullible isn’t in the Oxford English dictionary?” And loads would say “Really?” before cottoning on!! Gullible or not, it means I really enjoy those stories.
I enjoyed this book too, loved the way the story developed, the way each person had different skills. I picked up the main story easily enough, and could work out from the context what odd words and phrases meant, and so was able to follow the story pretty well.
I loved Brenna, she’d been through so much but wasn’t cowed, wasn’t deterred from still loving forward now she’s been rescued though of course what she’s been through has an affect on her.
I liked Ludan too but at times I wanted to give him a smack for being so obtuse 🙂
He thinks he’s punishing himself, that he’s the only one hurt by denying what he and Brenna are to each other, all this Duty to my …and I’m not good enough for her, she deserves etc etc . Gah! Typical male 🙂 Thankfully there’s others there to give him the smack that I can’t.
The overall story took a bit of working out for me, not having read earlier ones but I still got pulled into the flow, and was trying to work out solutions.
Though I followed the Ludan, Brenna and the others sub stories OK, I found Sienna and her gang more difficult to keep up with, as I didn’t really know the background.
Still it was clear what a threat she was and I was happy at the way things worked out, the way the drama was build and it made for a satisfying ending.
Stars: Three and a half. I’d have got more from this if I’d read earlier books but I hadn’t – if I had I think I’d be rating five stars.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher