A HISTORY OF MADNESS BY REBECCA CRUNDEN

Synopsis

The four remaining fugitives are now spread across the Kingdom. And with the fate of the others unknown to him, Nate Anteros prays for a fast execution.

Yet execution does not come. After a meeting with the King which leaves Nate questioning his sanity, he’s sent to a workcamp in Argon Basin for five years of hard labour. It’s there that Nate learns what became of his friends upon their arrest.

And as his strength returns to him, and he’s plagued by dreams which are much too real to be ignored, Nate decides five years is far too long to wait …

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Review

I was lucky enough to receive this book directly from the author. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts. These thoughts are completely my own and not swayed in any way by anyone else’s reviews or opinions.

I read the first book of this series. I loved the first book, but the cliffhanger got to me. I finally got to see the next step in the story. I was nervous. I am not going to lie, I don’t read books that have a continuation very often. I like when the whole book is about one person and then any sequels are about different people that I know of because they were mentioned beforehand. Sometimes, stories change and they don’t have a connection. I was waiting for that and found I never experienced it. I enjoyed this book as much as the first. If not, maybe even a little more.

The outlands is one of my favorite parts. This world is just amazing. You can feel the difference between the kingdom and the outlands. It was a unique contrast that is also a mystery as well. The characters are amazing and the location is another character of it’s own. There seems to be so much mystery surrounding Nate and Kitty. I love that.

There’s so many tense moments during this final chapters that I want more. It is bitter sweet that this is the end of this book. I enjoyed this book and the way that the author can tell a story. It is really quite impressive. I didn’t find the same holes in the timeline as I did the first time around.

My Rating: I give this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars. There were moments where I was not a huge fan of how where the characters are going. I have found a new series of dystopian novels that I enjoy. That isn’t common with me. I am harsh on dystopian novels because it is hard to connect with them. I recommend that the reader read the first book in this series and then the second. Reading it in order will definitely make more sense and also give you a good back story.

Reviewer Note: There are some intense scenes. There is one in general that can be difficult to process. I am giving readers a disclaimer before they read it. Although it is not something that will ruin the whole story, I want my readers to be aware of it.


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