ASIN #: B00GKBR1FA
File Size: 390 KB
Page Count: 170
Copyright: November 9, 2013
Publisher: Indelible Ink Press
(Taken from Amazon)
When he meets a female of his own kind, Skylar, who takes him to the hidden stronghold of Silvenhall Creche to learn Cruxim lore, the secrets revealed in the holy book of the Cruximus, and the lies told to him by his own kind, force Ame to question who he is really is, where his loyalties lie, and whether there is anything he desires more than vengeance.
In this follow-up to Cruxim, we learn more about Amadeo’s past – and he does, as well. Another Cruxim, Skylar, finds him almost immediately where book one ends, where he is reeling from the loss of his Sphinx lover, Sabine, at the bottom of the ocean, encased in gold. (oops, book one spoiler alert!!!) She brings him to the stronghold where the Cruxim live, and he learns who he is, who his parents were, and that he has been betrothed to marry someone. After centuries of living alone, it’s hard for him to swallow.
I really loved the first book which introduced Amadeo, Sabine and bad guy Beltran, and this one was enjoyable as well but I had a hard time following some of the names of the Cruxim strongholds and rituals, as they were all foreign-sounding words. Also some of the names of the Cruxim themselves became confusing to me.
However, as far as the plot and character development are concerned, it was a superb follow-up to the first novel. The addition of Skylar as a main character and potential love interest for Amadeo was welcomed, and the continuing love story between Amadeo and Sabine was interesting as well.
At the end of this novel, without giving too much away, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Can he rescue Sabine? Will he confront Beltran again? How will he help stave off the impending war between the various Creche (segments of Cruxim)? I guess I will have to wait to find out …
If you haven’t read the first book yet, and you are looking for a supernatural thriller series that has a little bit of romance, a little bit of violence, and a lot of action, I highly recommend you get Cruxim and Creche!
*An ecopy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.