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Broken Web (Sharmanborn #2) By Lori M Lee ARC Review

 

Synopsis:

The Soulless has woken from his centuries-long imprisonment. Now, he lurks in the Dead Wood recovering his strength, while Sirscha and her allies journey east to the shaman empire of Nuvalyn. Everyone believes she is a soulguide—a savior—but Sirscha knows the truth. She’s a monster, a soulrender like the Soulless, and if anyone discovers the truth, she’ll be executed.

But there’s nothing Sirscha won’t risk to stop the shaman responsible for the rot that’s killing her best friend. While the Soulless is formidable, like all shamans, his magic must be channeled through a familiar. If Sirscha can discover what—or who—that is, she might be able to cut him off from his power.

With Queen Meilyr bent on destroying the magical kingdoms, Sirscha finds herself caught between a war brewing in the east and the Soulless waiting in the west. She should be trying to unite what peoples she can to face their common enemies, but instead, her hunt for clues about the Soulless leads to a grim discovery, forcing Sirscha to question who her enemies really are.
 

My Review:

Because it had been so long since I had read the first book in the series " Forest of Souls" it took me a long time to figure out what was going on and to remember who everyone was.
This book continues straight off where we left off in book one and takes us on some adventures I definitely had not anticipated.
where the writing was still as well done as it was in book one, I found myself struggling to figure out what the exact conflicts were at certain points as there were so many sub-stories taking place with so many of the "tribes". This took my focus off the main plot and mission in the book and found it a little confusing at times.

Unfortunately, this book just falls a little short for me. I would have like to have seen a clearer plot. Maybe this was intended and everything will get tied up in book 3.

 

3 Stars

June 18, 2021 — Angela Porter

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