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Ruler's Desire - David Staniforth

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      18.08.2013 14:50
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      Another great book from David Staniforth, looking forward to the next one!

      'Don't you get it yet: evil can only survive in a world where people allow it to. Nobody has to die for hatred to stop, they simply have to stop hating.'


      After learning of a prophecy concerning her, Davran returns to her own world to find her father leading the start of a rebellion. In order to overthrow the evil ruler, Saurian, they must first recruit new people to their cause, and convince them that to die while fighting for life isn't suicide. But a shocking turns of events means that Davran is even more involved that she first thought.

      ---My Thoughts---

      I read this more or less straight after the first in the series; I just couldn't wait to see what would become of Ronyn and Davran when they set off back to Davran's world. This book hooked me just as much as the first one, maybe even more so, since I was already connected with Davran and was eager to find out what happens to her.

      What she encounters on her return home was heartwarming; citizens that previously kept to themselves and didn't trust one and other were coming together in the search for Davran, the cause bringing them closer and allowing them to trust again. I loved this aspect of the story. In the first book, people were too terrified to even talk to each other, fearful of Saurian's spies, and life was desolate and miserable. The search for Davran brought new hope to their lives, they built new friendships and learned to trust each other. This was essential to try and overthrow Saurian.

      Davran really grows as a character in this book. We already got a sense of how brave she is in the first book, but she really matures in this one, putting her own life on the line in order to save others. She realises how important her role in the prophecy is, and takes on the responsibility with no thoughts of herself. Her relationship with Ronyn continues to grow in this book. Although they don't seem to spend a lot of time together, they are determined to save each other, even if it costs them their lives.

      Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The cliffhanger at the end is keeping me gripped on this series, and I hope the next one comes out soon so I can stop wondering what happens!

      --The Author---

      A huge thank you to David Staniforth for yet another free copy of one of his books. I love David's writing style; I can imagine the worlds he creates due to his brilliant descriptions, and I always find myself immersed in them. I highly recommend this series, as well as David's other fantasy series, 'Alloria.'


      ASIN - B00AU50S66
      £1.99 on Amazon (Kindle Edition)


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