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Amanda seems to be a normal girl in a normal world, but everything very quickly changes when she inadvertently releases a genie from a bottle – literally. The djinn, or jinni, Erol becomes bound to her until death. Amanda is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer to force her and Erol on a journey to find a powerful relic, but the more she learns about the dark new world she finds herself in, the more she realizes that she will do anything to stop him from getting it – including something unexpected!
The first of The Blood Inheritance Series by M Ainihi, Rise is a gripping read right from the first page. The characters are interesting and believable; and I found some of the relationships intriguing, particularly the one between Amanda and the jinni Erol. The realm that they are drawn into is dark and dangerous, and there are unexpected twists that are absolutely riveting. For me, the first two-thirds of Rise is the best of both the books. It is engaging and interesting with an enjoyable grit and plenty of dark magic.
This book is a combination of two novels in the Blood Inheritance Series. The story continues through the second book of the series, Lost. Amanda joins forces with two more female characters, Emily and Kiami, each with their own skills. Between them they seek to understand and control their powers and deal with a series of problems in their realms. Lost has more characters, more varied settings and a lot more action, so I found this story to be the more engrossing of the two.
This is an impassioned story that I heartily enjoyed but I did feel the writing style change between books and it took a while to get used to the adjustment. But once the adjustment is made it is easy to once again get lost in this dark fantasy novel.
This two book set in the The Blood Inheritance Series makes the overall story feel more epic. While the stories alone are on the shorter side, especially Rise, having them both together here makes the story arc feel more grand and the ending feels more satisfying. But I am a reader who loves fantasy series but hates waiting for the next book, so this is a gift to have both books already ready for me to enjoy.
Pages: 433 | ASIN: B0929FK8TT
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