Deadlock

On the run from Cosmin, Ellinor Rask teams up with an old friend and some acquaintances on a treacherous journey to unlock her magical powers sealed away by the collar stuck on her neck by her former employer. As the ragtag team attempts to flee to Amardeep where they hope to get help in taking the collar off of Ellinor, they soon realize that a pursuing mob boss is the least of their worries. Apparently, if not dealt with, the collar could kill Ellinor and corrupt Fiss, a pure magical being she is connected with. Desperate to save Ellinor and Fiss, the group’s search for help leads them into even more dangerous territories.

C.E Clayton’s Deadlock is the second book following the main character, Ellinor Rask. Set in an expertly developed fictional world, Deadlock is fantasy heaven as it blends magic and technology. Clayton’s writing, for me, is high-end. She locks down the basics like clarity and aptness pretty easily but really flexes her descriptive writing muscles as she evokes mental images wherever she can. I also love how it seems like the stakes are set at first, but they suddenly go up a notch, and everything becomes a frantic race against time.

Clayton also doesn’t disappoint with her character development. Each character has a memorable and distinctive voice and personality. Plus, Clayton’s protagonist goes through a resonating evolution depicting how outward circumstances can cause inward change in people and vice versa. Deadlock is a sequel so readers who have not read the first novel may have questions that go unanswered, however the novel’s main plot will still make sense.

Deadlock by C.E. Clayton is a unique fantasy novel combining science fiction technology with magic. Readers will experience gripping suspense, extraordinary scenery and page-turning action.

Pages: 383 | ASIN : B09HC3NXYL

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