Eye of the Storm (Lords of Arcadia #2), John Goode
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Series
Eye of the Storm is the second book in the Lords of Arcadia series by John Goode. I adored the first book and the second one is just as good as the first one. I felt like this was a bit more adventurous than the first, but the two are on the same level of awesomeness for me.
People who loved the first book will adore this one, I think. It is more adventurous as I said, but there is just something about this one that makes it just as lovable as the first. We have the different POV’s again and the different tenses. There are even more POV’s this time around. But I will admit Kane’s is still my favourite. I just love how he narrates everything. Hawk’s was definitely a very close second for me.
The world in this book is a bit complex for some, but I had no issues keeping up with everything. Out of all the fantasy characters, Ruber is still my favourite hands down. Who doesn’t love a witty, talking rock? And we get a few more talking rocks in this one for those who are fans. We also have a pretty cool ice barbarian warrior, Ferra, for those who want a cool female character.
There is so much that happens in this book. Sometimes you are given a bit of information from one of the characters and you start to panic. I don’t even want to think about the number of times I worried about Hawk or Kane. After awhile, I did start to realise things would be okay. But the danger kept on coming. I did love this book, so you can use that as proof if you have to. The two MC’s being okay is something I always need in a book.
There is a certain amount of violence in this book. It’s not overly detailed or even unsuitable for teenagers. But some people don’t like any violence, I know. So it’s just a small warning. This book did start out with Kane trying to rescue Hawk after all.
The whole The Calling/bonded element of the book made the romance much sweeter. Kane and Hawk really are a wonderful couple. I can always feel the love between them, even when they don’t express it with words. There were a couple of moments in this that I actually swooned. Hawk, for someone who thinks so much of himself, really does have a way of making me smile. He’s quite the sap when it comes to Kane and it’s good to see. Kane is just as loved up when he’s around Hawk and it makes for a great pairing when I read a scene with the two of them together.
This couple have taken the next step in their relationship. Things that were mentioned in the first book were delved into more deeply here. I was happy to see Hawk feeling better about his and Kane’s relationship.
Of course, like the first book, we have bad guys. They are all equally well written and they are essential to the plot, even if I don’t necessarily like them. Puck, Snake’s dad, is the character I will probably end up hating more than any of them. He’s the one I’ll be watching out for in the next book. And I really hope Kane and Hawk win. There is a lot I won’t mention because I don’t want to give too much away.
Overall, I am really enjoying the Lords of Arcadia series. It’s not my usual type of book, but because I am a huge fan of the author I gave it a go. Now I can’t wait to read the third book which I hope will be out soon enough.
This book was provided by Harmony Ink Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.