Monday, May 7, 2012

On Dark Shores 2: The Other Nereia by JA Clement

On Dark Shores 2:  The Other Nereia
by JA Clement
ISBN:  9781908212054
Published April 15, 2012 by Weasel Green Press
Available Format: ebook

My Rating: ★★★★

Goodreads' Synopsis:  Nereia is faced by a frightening choice. Copeland is getting dangerously unpredictable; and in the blind darkness of the sea-caves under the cliff, Blakey is about to make the acquaintance of the Archangel...

Sequel to On Dark Shores 1: The Lady and second in the dark fantasy series, this novella is gritty and gripping with a rich tapestry of characters and darkly evocative setting. Contains violence and drug-use.

The story will be followed later in the year by On Dark Shores 3: The Mother.

To be honest, I have book one, but I just have not found the time to sit down and read it (sorry JA!!!), so I started book two with a lot of questions.  I haven't really gotten to know the characters previously, and I literally dropped in the middle of the story.  But, when I got about halfway through, I was completely immersed.  I still have questions, and you can be sure I'll be reading book one very soon, but book two was enough to get me hooked on the series.  It certainly left me wanting more… in a good way.

JA is a fantastic author.  Her writing is vivid and descriptive and perfectly gripping.  The settings are easy to imagine and the characters are completely relatable.  The tale is dark and suspenseful, and it is interesting to follow each character as they grow and evolve and come together in different ways. 

A great fantasy series—I can't wait to catch up on book one and then dive into book three!