The Chosen is the first book in The Compendium of Raath
Series created by Michael Mood.
Young and abused farm
girl, Wren Hartfield, runs away from home. Helping a caged ape earns her a
burning symbol on her forearm and most unlikely friends. Otom Aldenburg is a
self-exiled Monk haunted by his past. He survives an attack on the Kilgane
Monastery by monstrous creatures. Krothair Mallurin is an orphan who dreams to
be a Kingsguardian. He is sent to apprentice under the legendary sword master.
Halimaldie D’Arvenant is a successful businessman who is about to discover
something he was never willing to believe before. Then, there is Cleric Domma
of the Sunburst Temple whose power allows her to discover who attacks a patient
under her care.
They are the Five Mages
of Raath, a place where magical powers are earned for doing good deeds. Each of
them travels to the Temple of Sin’ra for instructions from God.
This is an exciting and
suspenseful book of magic and adventure. It has a consistently steady pacing
and an unpredictable plot. Scenes are described in vivid detail and the
suspense is maintained until the last pages of the book. Though the ending is,
understandably, cliffhanger, common to books in series, it gives a certain
feeling of closure to the readers. Most of the characters are endearing and all
of them are intriguing making the readers want to read more.
Congratulations to Michael
Mood (@michaeldmood) on such a great and
enjoyable book! For more books by the author, click HERE.
Book 1 of the Dystopian
Series created by RJ Crayton.
Kelsey Reed just gets marked. She is found
to be the best match for a man in Virginia with failing kidneys. According to
the law of Federation of Surviving States (FoSS), what was left of the former
United States after a pandemic that wiped out 80 percent of the population, the
government is to take one of Kelsey’s kidneys and give it to the ailing man.
Kelsey has no problem sacrificing a part
of her body, but, if she does, it must be on her own free will and not because
it is mandated by law. So, she decides to escape. In order to do that, however,
she needs to take out her life monitoring system.
Kelsey knows she cannot do it alone. She
needs the help of her boyfriend, her best friend, a shady doctor, and other
individuals who, unexpectedly, turn out to be on her side.
Told in the first-person perspective of
Kelsey Reed, this is a fast-paced, exciting, and suspenseful dystopian thriller
that will keep the readers on the edge of their seats. The plot is very unpredictable
with plenty of surprising twists and unexpected turns of events. It is made
more exciting and interesting by a combination of medical and court drama.
Scenes are described in vivid detail and dialogues are fitting. In addition to
the exciting plot, the author creates a set of interesting characters, some of
them quite endearing. Though the obvious favorite is Kelsey, I find Luke Geary
the ultimate hero while Susan Harper is the brave and devoted best friend.
Needless to say, I enjoyed the book
immensely. I find it thought-provoking. It questions how much the readers value
their freedom to decide over their own body. It is interesting, exciting, and
suspenseful. It is a great first installment for a book series.
Congratulations to RJ Crayton (@RJCrayton)
on such an enjoyable book. For more books about the author, click HERE.