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Friday, June 5, 2015

Book Review: Rise of Empire

Summary: The adventure continues as Royce and Hadrian aid the struggling kingdom of Melengar as it alone stands in defiance against the newly formed empire.

Thoughts: I'm sure we've already made it clear that we absolutely loved the first book in this series. Well let me just say that the second was no exception! From the hilarious and witty banter to the edge-of-your-seat action, world building and plot constructing, this series has it all and is definitely one of the best I've ever read!
  Continuing the story from the first book I was very happy to see several characters returning and glad to know their plot-lines weren't just dumped. Also, this book gives you new questions, answers and then turns right around and makes you question the answers! And no one is safe, from horrible deaths to betrayals you never really know what to expect. A surprising and intriguing part of this book was the glimpse we get into the rest of Sullivan's world, races, and culture which includes a fun high seas adventure! But I won't spoil it. Suffice to say this was a great book which, despite its volume, took me around four days to read!

Content: The violence is much greater than the first book though the worst is only mentioned and never actually 'seen' in the story. The sexual content is about the same as the first (men holding girls, a few instances of near rape that is always avoided, and talk of prostitutes) with a few variations (no one is seen in someone else's bed but we do find some scantily clad to no-clothes girls, the last of which wasn't mentioned in a sexual but rather cultural way, but is still offensive). And then the language which hosts quite a variety of colorful words with B******* and W**** usually being the worst while D**** is found often and profanity on occasion. These are not clean reads and, though good books, I would suggest them for a more mature audience.

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