Book Series I won’t finish #6

undividedThe Undivided are divided.

The psychic twins, Ronan and Darragh, have been separated by the traitor Druid, Amergin, who has kidnapped Ronan and thrown him through a rift into another reality.

Now time is running out for Darragh. If Ronan isn’t found soon, they will both die. But his twin brother is lost in a reality where Druids are legend, and there is no magic. Somehow, before the Autumn Equinox, they must find one young man in a world of six billion people…

Meanwhile, Ren Kavanagh has no notion of where he comes from. He is plagued by strange injuries that appear from nowhere and everyone is convinced he is deliberately harming himself for attention. Then he meets the enticing and mysterious Trasa, and before he can figure out how it happened, he is in serious trouble – arrested for arson and possibly murder.

Rescue will come from a completely unexpected direction. Ren is about to discover more about his origins than he bargained for, meet the twin brother he never knew he had, and discover nobody is what they seem, especially his new friend, the half-faerie, half-human Trasa… Amergin’s daughter.

Rift Runner Series by Jennifer Fallon

  1. The Undivided
  2. Dark Divide
  3. Reunion

It breaks my heart but I wasn’t interested in the story enough to keep on reading. I only gave it a try in the first place because it’s by one of my favourite authors and I love everything else she’s written so far. I hate time travel & different dimensions in books and I really can’t stand if a Fantasy novel takes place alternately in our world and in a Fantasy world. In this case, it takes place in our world and in an alternate universe where you can find magic, druids and a medieval setting. If this book was by another author, I wouldn’t even have considered it. I pulled through the first one, but didn’t enjoy it. There were a few things I liked, mostly those were the actions that took place in the Fantasy world! I liked that it took place in Ireland and played with Irish myths, it reminded me of the Sevenwaters Series πŸ™‚

But the events in our world.. oh boy, too much teenie Drama, I just couldn’t stand it. This book was just not for me.

inkheart germanOne cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART– and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.
This is INKHEART–a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.

Inkheart Series by Cornelia Funke

  1. Inkheart
  2. Inkspell
  3. Inkdeath

I read the Original shortly after it was published and liked it a lot. I show you the German cover, because that was the one I owned and it was one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen! The story was everything I wanted it to be – we had a likeable heroine, lots of magic, adventures, a journey and a Happy Ending (as far as I remember). I liked all of the characters and thought it was a wonderful story. As a Stand-Alone. I only read a little bit of the second book but didn’t like it at all. It was a weak copy of the first and not necessary at all if you ask me.

aurianIn ages past, there had been four magical weapons, fashioned to be used only by the Magefolk. But their history had been lost, together with the Artefacts themselves, in the Cataclysm which had wrought changes on land and water alike. Lost also had been the history of the Magefolk, and the Winged Ones, the Leviathans and Phaerie. Aurian, the child of renegade Mages, finds herself sent to the city of Nexis to join the Academy and then train as a full Mage. Little does she suspect that she will quickly become entwined with a power struggle between Miathan, the Archmage, and the human inhabitants of Nexis.

The only person to whom she can turn is the human Forral, Commander of the city’s military garrison and friend of her dead father. But this friendship infuriates Miathan, and leads to a deadly conflagration, in which the first Artefact is revealed. Aurian’s flight, with her servant Anvar, turns into both odyssey and rite-of-passage as she travels to the little-known Southern Kingdoms and begins to rediscover the history of the weapons which are the only hope against Miathan and Armageddon – The Artefacts of Power!

The Artefacts of Power by Maggie Furey

  1. Aurian
  2. Harp of Winds
  3. Sword of Flames
  4. Dhiammara

This one is so hard! I spent a couple of minutes trying to remember if I ever read the third part or not!! It sounds familiar, so I think I actually did! It was such a long time ago, unfortunately and at that point I didn’t write reviews. I didn’t even read in English yet and had the German translations.

Looking back, I do remember a couple of scenes and images. I remember the heroine and that I liked her, because although she was powerful, she wasn’t a stunning beauty without flaws. She was very average looking and quite stubborn. I don’t remember a lot of the other characters by name but there was this panther Aurian could talk to and I loved him/her!

When you read the summary, you can pretty much see that it is full of Fantasy tropes, but nevertheless it was very entertaining. If you like your fireballs, powerful magical artifacts, evil wizards, talking animals and journeys like in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ that might be the right thing for you.

I regret that I didn’t finish the series back then. I remember that I read some really bad reviews about the conclusion and then left it until I forgot about it. It’s funny how your opinions change over time. When I looked back on it a few years ago I was sure that it actually wasn’t as good as I thought then.. But now I look back and remember all the entertaining parts of the series. Might be because I had a period were I absolutely hated Fantasy tropes and only wanted new and innovative writing. Now I don’t care so much anymore, as long as it’s done well.

4 comments

      1. I did. I can’t remember if I liked it or not. Can’t remember much about it at all. Which means I didn’t hate it passionately. But not sure that is much of a glowing recommendation πŸ˜€

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