Monday, July 2, 2012

Book Review: The Gatekeeper

With the war in Marenon escalating quickly, Silas Ainsley is running out of time. The relentless Stühocs are attacking villages, and an assassin is tracking his every move, making it difficult to find the one person who has all the answers: The Gatekeeper.

Meanwhile, after learning that the Dunarian Council is compromised, King Julian Hobbes scours Marenon for the truth about how deeply the Stühocs have penetrated the freedom fighters.

When Julian discovers what he must do to uncover that truth, he must decide whether the result can justify his actions.

The Gatekeeper
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 419 (ebook)
Part of Series: The Marenon Chronicles #2
Purchased: For Review by the author
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

Ah! A little late but finally found the time to read it! :D And i'm so happy it as good as the first one.

Now we all know Marenon and the characters, the author goes continues the story (of course there are explanation just in case you forgot something). So this time you are getting straight into the action and the war, following once again all the characters from before. The writing stays light in a way that most epic fantasy books aren't. I usually have problems read epic fantasy in English fast and all at once, but this time i read Gatekeeper and the next one exactly after. Not only that but i felt that i could read more. 

Even though at the previous book you get to know all the characters a lot, in this one you still learn new things about them. Something that showed me how well they change and adapt to the story, revealing more about them when it was right.

Silas is an amazing character! At the start of the story he was doing some stupid things, but after what happened at the end of the 1st book he matured and he continues to understand himself and the world better every time. It's so easy to connect with him, because he is one of those heroes that remind you of your best friend, the boy next door. I loved, LOVED his scenes!

If someone really annoyed me was Julian. I wanted to smack him. He was so unfair, acting so stupidly! I really thought he was crazy or possessed. I am really happy he didn't get his love story at the end, because he didn't deserve her!! I am mean i know, but grrrrr!

Overall, i really enjoyed the Gatekeeper. It was easier to follow it than The Deliver but it didn't lack anything. The whole idea with the gates, the prophecy and how the story was about to go on really kept me reading til the end!

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