Darkness Rising (Legends of Marithia #2)
Vartan, prophesised to save Marithia, lays spellbound under the protection of the mythical dragons. The vampire sorceress Kassina, prophesised to bring about their Armageddon ...more
Although I have written Book 2 in the series to be able to be read in its own right... It will be far more enjoyable if you have read the first book. Legends of Marithia 1 (Prophecies Awakening) was an adrenaline rush journey of events, that set the stage for the entire series.
It is only fair that I make yet another important note here to all new readers:
*Content warning* Legends of Marithia : Darkness Risin ...more
English review, followed by the Romanian translation of the review (Recenzie în engleză, urmată de traducerea în română a recenziei)
"In the blood of scales and days of kings,
Will come a boy to save us all.
Let us pray to the gods above, our voices large and small.
For all we fear in the shadows, will be destroyed with light.
Talonsphere will rise from the ground, and bring fire to the night."
"Darkness Rising" is the second book in the "Legends of Marithia" series, and I am delighted to say that i ...more
OK, I liked this book better than Prophecies Awakening.
First of all, I love it when authors add a characters' list at the beginning of a book. My memory is quite bad when it comes to remember names from previous books. Yeah, I read Prophecies Awakening back in June and most of the secondary characters' names were long forgotten and I had to get back to the beginning a fair amount of times. But yeah, my b ...more
A great continuation of the story begun in Prophecies Awakening, Darkness Rising is book two of the Legends of Marithia series. I actually enjoyed Darkness more than Prophecies, because the story seemed to flow a bit more coherently. It is clear that Mr. Koevari took into account the feedback from the first book and used it to his advantage in crafting a much more put-together story.
In Darkness, most of the book revo ...more
Peter did receive some feedback regarding character depth in book 1. Book 2 eats this feedback for breakfast. It's as though book 1 was a 'teaser'... a fast paced fantasy thriller to get you hooked. Book 2 goes on to explain many beginnings for many characters. Not to give anything away, but we now know why Shindar is Shindar (and I don't really blame him)!
There are some extreme twists throughout, but especially toward the end. You are left guessing at many points, wi ...more
Full with soo much intresting twists and caracters. When you start to read you just can't stop untill you read all of it. On every page you discover something new and intresting.
Peter did great job creating the world of Maritha, beautiful but terrifying at the same time. Full with creatures that you can't imagine.
This book have everything. Kingdom, Hero, Knight, Princess, Queen, Sorcerers, Dr ...more
The story continues where the first book finished. In the second book it's all about getting prepared for the final battle between good and evil. Also we meet a new characters both good and bad and also I'm happy with returning some of the old ones, the ones who I thought they will stay dead for good. Love the story about why Shindar turned to the evil side. The author did a great job with creating this world of Marithia, love ...more
Excellent Job Peter
Would reccommned to anyone. Vivid and full of creative writing
This is a fantastic follow-up to book one. More characters are introduced and I feel deeply for all of them. I’m desperate to find out how each character handles the coming events.
There are even more unexpected twists in this than in book one and I have to say there were some things that I thought there was NO WAY would happen… and then they did.
Excellent fantasy tropes are mixed with originality to create a fun and entertaining re ...more
I enjoyed reading about Shindar & was actually rooting for him almost.. He has a good character background story. The Wumvarn was pretty badass too, in my ...more
This is a second book in Legends of Marithia series. The story picks up where it finished in first book. This series is about world Marithia and all its creatures which are fighting against forces of darkness. There is a war and the story follows how both sides prepare for it and also we found out the history of characters and world.
I liked this book, though I had some issues with it. It had good amount of action and also I like ...more
Peter Koevari does a fantastic job of world building in this novel. We learned about Marithia in the first book, and yet I find that I am still being immersed in another side of it in this second installment. This story has it all : noble dragons, loyal elves, fragile humans, and fierce vampires. Yes! I just said vampires! That is what initially brought me to this series-the concept of having a high fantasy with all your classic characters but then vampire ...more
This book is as enjoyable, if not more so, than the first book in the series, "Prophecies Awakening." In "Darkness Rising," the reader learns more about Vartan's past, as well as Kassina's and Shindar's. I liked how Shindar's fall into evil parallels Kassina's own fall. It explains his fatherly feelings for her and his desire to use her for his own revenge. The blood magic used throughout the book by these characters is qui ...more
This book went on with a bit slower pace then the first. It felt like peace before the storm though. There's still plenty of things going on around Marithia. You will never get bored reading this. Each chapter brings something new, surprising and sometimes - they leave you want more. Which obviously means that I can't wait for the next book :) And ...more
Darkness Rising takes up where Prophecies Awakening finished off and it to gallops along at a good pace making it an easy and entertaining read. This novel brings a little depth and back story to the characters and is all the better for it. In true fantasy tradition I have started to care for these characters and look forward to finding out what happens next.
Peter Koevari has added some new characters to the mix, som...more
I feel like there are still some issues, so I'll start with that.
- It really felt strange that the necklace and our main character were acting like such close friends. Did I miss something? It was like they only just met in the first book? And after introducing them like such good friends... you like rarely hear about the necklace again....
- The story about the elves and huma ...more
I was given an ARC copy of the book for participating in proofreading for the author whom I met on Goodreads. Actually read the book twice, was getting a chapter a week for a few months to provide feedback, but then reread it in it's entirety because it was just that good.
This was an amazing sequel. The author breaks the traditional fantasy genre by going to many graphic extremes which as a reader I find very enjoyable ...more
The journey to find the Talonsphere and defeat Shindar and Kassina continues. There are some interesting characters that are added in this book. Like Anakari and Yuski which will pretty much beat Buffy the vampire slayer in the badass department.
Shindar's past gutted me so much since I felt that he h ...more
I was given an ARC copy of the book for participating in proofreading for the author whom I met on Goodreads.
This was an amazing sequel. The author breaks the traditional fantasy genre by going to many graphic extremes which as a reader I find very enjoyable, because many books are toned down. There are a handful of main characters that you grow to love, unfortunately not all have a happy ending.
The sequel picks up a fe ...more
*ebook provided for an honest review*
Book 2 in the Legends of Marithia series is every bit as good as Book 1. I actually enjoyed this portion of the story even more, thanks to the additional details about the characters and events prior to the start of Book 1. The picture becomes more complete for the reader, however you can certainly still enjoy each book as a stand alone novel.
I loved the world the author created...especially Trahoterra, the Island of Dragons. (I know h ...more
Peter Kovevari did it again with book two to keep me in suspense and on the edge of my seat while he slowly reeled me in, like a caught fish where I f ...more
This is another book that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. There are interesting twists and turns and things you didn't see coming which will make you want ...more
Absolutely excellent fantasy series. Hurry up with the 3rd book Peter! :-)
Definitely recommend this to any Fantasy lover.
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Peter’s hunger for storytelling was growing from a young age. F ...more