Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pride and Prejudice meets E.T. in a good way!


Take a gander up there at that beautiful book cover. That's the portal to Pemdas a realm that's connected and dependent on Earth. I've reviewed S.L. Morgan's Ancient Guardians books before on The Book Whisperers blog and just like last time I was both overwhelmed with feels and impressed with the beauty of her prose.  If you haven't liked her fb page you are so missing out. She's one of those authors that interacts with her readers throughout the entire book writing process. This is, as far as I know, revolutionary for us readers. S.L. Morgan invites us into her home office on a daily basis and shares with us her struggles and triumphs as a writer. This allows us, the readers, to feel a sort of ownership over the story once it's been published and it builds the anticipation of the release date to a fevered, hysterical pitch.

Like this kind of hysteria. See the Beatle in the front running for his life? That's S.L. Morgan and the rest of those people are her rabid fans. I'm one of those rabid fans by the way. 

I stalked this book online the minute I finished book two of the Ancient Guardian series. I was salivating for this books release and I devoured the entire book in a matter of HOURS. Morgan does not disappoint and book three in the Ancient Guardian series firmly establishes her as a consistently excellent storyteller. 

Enough about her you say? Ok let's get to the latest adventure for Reece and Levi. 
I thought I was going to have to wait for the Imperial Wedding of Reece and Levi but I guess even Morgan couldn't wait that long for it. It's one of those books that starts off so full of hope and love and life and there's the honeymoon, which is fabulous by the way, and then there's Harrison. Yes Harrison one of our favorite rake hells and Levi's best friend and cousin. While Reece and Levi are off on their honeymoon a mysterious person shows up in Pemdas demanding to see the Emperor. Now you know how hard Harrison worked in book two to bring Reece and Levi back together so you know he's not about to interrupt their honeymoon for this sketchy dude.

Taking the reigns of his new position as Commander of the Pemdas Warriors he has the man put in chains and questioned. Without giving away a spoiler I'm just going to say that what Harrison learns convinces him to interrupt Levi's honeymoon with the news brought by the mysterious stranger. 

Right from the beginning Levi is suspicious of this man and he remembers well what happened to Reece in book two so he has the man moved to another city and put in that dungeon until he can better ferret out the mans plans.  

Reece learns from the man that she's not entirely human as she first thought and she develops some surprising powers. Let me stop here. Usually when an author starts introducing special abilities for an otherwise mundane human I get a little antsy because there is a right way and a wrong way to pull this off. Thankfully Morgan did it the right way. Reece slowly comes into her powers over time it's not instantaneous and it's totally believable. That's the key it has to make sense!!! Morgan shows us once again that her character building is, to use a pun, out of this world. 

Levi, Reece, and Harrison formulate a plan to carry out a rescue mission to another galaxy and no I can't tell you who they're rescuing because that would ruin the cliffhanger at the end of book two. IT'S KILLING ME NOT TO TELL YOU!!!!!!

Once in the other Galaxy the Pemdas warriors have to fight dark shadow people and Reece and Levi discover something wonderful in their future. This review is becoming difficult to write because SPOILERS! I should have let my fellow book whisperer Roxanne write this review she's the queen of keeping the lid on spoilers and I'm notorious for giving them away. 

Of course Reece and Levi are successful but not without casualties and what happens to Levi..I...I...I just can't. I'm so emotionally destroyed over it even weeks later. I literally sobbed for days after reading that ending. S.L. Morgan Kagawa's you with that cliffhanger. 


Jack Sparrow says it all with those facial expressions. 

We need to know S.L. Morgan when is book 4 because I just can not even!!

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