Book Review: Chaos Rising by Perry Morris

Chaos Rising CoverTitle: Chaos Rising (The Lemurian Chronicles #2)
Author: Perry Morris
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

The Lemurian Chronicles by Perry Morris is an epic fantasy that began in 2015 with the publication of Children of the Blessing.  Readers all over the world have been enthralled with the gripping tale of Renn and Avaris—two boys who were marked by the gods to become powerful magic users.  Chaos Rising, the eagerly anticipated second book of the Lemurian Chronicles, continues the exciting epic story.

Avaris travels into the heart of the Cragg Caves—the home of horrifying beasts, warlocks and demons—to rescue his sister and best friend from slave labor in the mines deep underground.  But getting out of the caves alive is only the beginning of his troubles as he is hunted by an army of evil magic users and blood thirsty beasts who have been given the assignment to kill him before he learns to fully use his powers.

Renn (Demaris) is studying at the castle on Elder Island under the watchful eye and protection of the lore masters.  But a traitor is in their midst who is being blackmailed by Shamael Daro, the new Grand Warlock, to carry out a single task—eliminate Renn.

Shamael’s power has increased significantly since taking on the mantle of Grand Warlock and he discovers the dark secret of how the most powerful Grand Warlock of all time, Nefarian Drakkas, nearly took total control of Lemuria more than two thousand years ago.  He uses this secret to create a group of soulless, magic using spies and killers to do his bidding.  His plan is simple; create chaos across the land so the dark forces of the Aven lore can destroy those who follow the gods of light once and for all.

In the second book in the Lemurian Chronicles, author Perry Morris continues where he left off with the story of Renn and Avaris – two boys marked by the gods to become powerful magic users. Chaos Rising continues their journeys, each of them on their own path, yet forever connected. For my review of book one, Children of the Blessing, go here.

Avaris travels to the heart of the Cragg Caves, home of horrifying beasts and demons ,to rescue his sister and best friend from slave labor in the underground mines. But while getting out of the caves alive is going to be troublesome at best, it’s made even worse because he’s being hunted down by an army of evil magic users, with an assigment to kill him before he can fully learn how to use his powers.

In book one, I loved Avaris the most, and I still feel that way. He has the most intriguing storyline of the both of them, and he has the most depth and personality. Not to say I didn’t like Renn, I just liked Avaris slightly more.

Anyway, in the mean time, Renn is studying at the castle on Elder Island, under the watchful eye of the lore masters. But he too is in danger – a traitor is in their midst, and his job is to eliminate Renn, under command of Shamal Daro, the Grand Warlock.

Again, this book is filled with so much creativity and imagination. The characters are both on a journey, and they develop and change so much, growing into the people they’re meant to be. Meanwhile, the plot is spectacular – fast-paced, with many unexpected twists and turns, and once I started, I couldn’t stop reading.

I can only hope Perry Morris finishes the third book in the series soon.

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