Every once in a while I read a book that changes my perspective on a genre.
The Fall of Netherea (the first novel in The Shaedon Resurgence trilogy), for example, made me like Sci-Fi for the first time.
(you can find my review on it right HERE)
And so, when the second book in this series came out in December, I had to read it!
Here is my review of The Zar’aranos Deception by Jeffrey Debris. (note: these books are in English)
The Zar’aranos Deception, the second book in the The Shaedon Resurgence trilogy, takes place four years after the events in the first novel.
The Intergalactic Alliance has worked on stabilizing the Xoron home world’s molten core but they have only managed to marginally improve the planet’s dire conditions.
Meanwhile, the threat of an invasion from the Zar’aranos Empire looms. The increase of ships along the border with Alliance space is a grim indication that a conflict is not far off.
A covert mission is launched to gauge how deeply the Shaedon have infiltrated the Empire.
After The Fall of Netherea, I could not wait to read the second book in this series.
How would the story continue? What will happen with my beloved characters? Would part two be just as good?
My worries were unnecessary, The Zar’aranos Deception is even better than the first novel!
The three main storylines are great to follow and you will learn more about the individual characters as well as some of their relationships with each other.
I loved reading more about the background and morals of some races like the Kevar. (definitly one of my favorites!)
In the meantime, the tension grows as the war evolves and the story accelerates towards the inevitable clash between good and evil.
The Zar’aranos Deception reads just as pleasant as the first book. The characters all have their very own personality which makes you love or hate them. (sometimes even both)
The universe, the planets and the ships you visit throughout the story are animated and vivid, like they could be real without a doubt.
The story has developed itself in a way that you just know there will be a great finale with a very uncertain outcome…
I am still not a fan of Sci-fi, but this universe certainly has stolen my heart.
Needless to say that I am now impatiently waiting for the final book!