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Chasing Solace by Karl Drinkwater
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it was amazing

I kind of wanted to be the first one to review this, but missed the boat on that, work eh!

I enjoyed this book even more than the first, It clocks in at 314 pages, whereas Lost Solace was around 273. Lost Solace left me wanting to see more of the world Opal inhabits, and Chasing Solace delivered in spades. Some question were answered, and some more were raised, but despite that the book has a satisfying conclusion.

Opal is on the run from the UFS still, aided by her sidekick A.I., Athene, who you will remember as Clarissa from book one. Once again, they encounter a lost ship, but in no way does it feel like a rehash of book one, there are new eldritch horrors to face, and new enemies to face in combat. There is plenty of action to be had, and more touching moments between Opal and Athene. The interactions between Opal and Athene are absolutely the highlight of this series, trying to humanize an artificial intelligence is no easy task, but once again, Drinkwater delivers.

The prose again, is easy to read, as well as relatively short chapters that are easily digestible. And of course, the descending chapter numbers are back! There are parts that are poetic, fast-paced, hilarious, and heart-felt, and one scene in particular that I dare say, is mythological? Let's just say I hope that Athene finally gets the payoff of kicking a digital avatar in his unmentionables in book 3. >.o

All in all, a fantastic read, and I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for the series!
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April 15, 2019 – Started Reading
April 27, 2019 – Shelved
April 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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