Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author David Finn.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Dimensional Exiles. Demon Gods. A mad Tyrant!
Every exile longs for their home. Two long years in the Grave Dimension have left Demorn's ruby heart cold, the holy blade of Xalos unable to spawn for her. Her girlfriend remains lost, the mad plan to resurrect her has failed.
Fleeing the doomed Grave Dimension, Demorn and Alex travel deep into heart of the Serpent Dungeon, straining against the cracks of splintering reality to escape the Grave, bargaining with demons to prevent obliteration and return to Babelzon.
But things have changed in the City of the Innocents. Demorn is a myth that only some believe in. Old friends have fallen or are trapped. Demorn can see the horrible bones of Ultimate Fate in the sky, and the Tyrant oversees all.
Poisoned by the cursed locket of a death god and surrounded by traitors, every bad and desperate deal Demorn has ever made will be called to account. She must save the Innocents from the clutches of the Tyrant. She must save her brother from gazing too deep in the ruins of Asanti. She must relight the fire of the Goddess.
She must face the Tyrant.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the second book in the Asanti series, and is very similar to the first in terms of pace and style. There was lots of action, and not so much explanation, and although I felt there was an improvement in terms of the writing compared to the first book, I did still find myself quite confused. Several times I felt like I had come into a movie in the middle with little idea of the background story, and I struggled a bit because of it. It was good to see some old faces from the previous book, and I did think that the book flowed nicely, but this was once again only an okay story for me because of the lack of explanation.
6 out of 10