My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 1st edition
Published October 21st 2012 by Hydra PublicationsSource: Provided by author for an honest review
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'Death separated them... but the will of the Universe gave them a second chance to be together. Brianna and Kalen embark on a difficult mission to save their civilizations from the evil designs of Ellette and her minions. The laws of Ethos that forbid their relationship are challenged by their undying devotion to one another. Can they change the law or will the fight destroy their love?
Lives are lost as they're caught up in a conspiracy that goes deeper than they ever imagined. Untold secrets are exposed sending Kalen and Brianna down a path from which they discover a hidden past, and an unknown future. When prophecies fall short of predicting the outcome, where can they turn for answers?'
I have to say that this instalment definitely captured me a lot more than the first book, mainly due to the intricate and fascinating world that is further built upon. The author really draws on the imagination of the reader and has gone to an incredible amount of effort to create the world of Ethos.
This instalment again centres around Brianna and Kalen and their mission to save not only Ethos but Earth as well from Elette and her nasty minions.
The story focuses quite a bit on the love the Brianna and Kalen feel for each other and the fact that it is forbidden due to the laws upheld by the council members in Ethos. I'd say that the romantic aspect has a tendency to take over the story a little bit in some parts but it does not diminish the book in any way.
Brianna matures as a character quite a bit during this novel and is no longer the carefree college student that she started out as in Morning Star. She has come to accept her destiny in life and the important role she holds as well as learning to control her new powers more and more as the story develops.
The only negative I found was all the new conspiracy theory discussions as I felt like I was being given a lesson in world history. I honestly have to say that these were the only parts of the book where I felt a little lost.
Overall, this is a fascinating and unique fantasy series that I would recomment to anyone with an interest in this genre.
Amazon: Equinox (Ethos)