To Darkness Fled Book Review

To Darkness Fled
*Warning! This review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series, By Darkness Hid! Proceed at your own risk!!!* Achan, Vrell, Sir Gavin, and the Kingsguard knights travel in Darkness to gather an army. Esek and his men are always close behind, however, bringing peril to the Crown Prince and the risk of discovery to Vrell Sparrow.
4.7Overall Score

To Darkness Fled

Content Review: Language: - Minimal, if any. Sexual: Spoilers in this section!!! - There is some brief, but passionate kissing. - *Spoiler* Sir Gavin asks Vrell if a man took ...

  • Plot
    4.5
  • Characters
    4.7
  • Pacing
    5.0
  • Setting
    4.5
  • Themes
    5.0

Content Review:

Language:

- Minimal, if any.

Sexual: Spoilers in this section!!!

- There is some brief, but passionate kissing.

- *Spoiler* Sir Gavin asks Vrell if a man took advantage of her. There are a couple similar instances of awkwardness.

Violence:

- As in the first book, there is some sword fighting.

- There is the occasional grotesque description of wounds/blood.

Spiritual:

- Similar to the first book, Arman represents God. This book is a little bit darker than its predecessor.

Other:

- Characters occasionally drink.

 

Personal Review:

Engaging and fast-paced, this book continues the story from the first book but adds immense depth. The writing is descriptive and the story compelling. Achan and Vrell's characters continue to develop and the changing POVs are consistent and easy to follow. Vrell's journey is especially compelling as she wrestles with duty, calling, freedom, and selflessness. The final book offers a sweeping finale to this unique series.

Themes: Light vs. dark, good vs. evil, love, bravery, chivalry, heroism, selflessness