Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Review: Uprising


By:  S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

Format:  eNovella

Publisher:  Ravynheart Publishing

Publish Date:  February 27, 2013

Series:  5th of Rise of the Unseelie series
Affiliated with Touch series and Champion of the Sidhe series

Book Synopsis:
Awakening to his bloodhound abilities, Malcolm's following dangerous instincts he doesn't understand and can't control.  As Donovan discovers the truth about who murdered Danu, war is brewing on more than one front, threatening everything the Unseelie have fought for.

First Sentence:
The music was dying.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
Donovan is working with Malcom, to follow the sidhe music stolen by a witch.  To find her, the sidhe the wizards took and are draining.  Being a Bloodhound Malcolm can track magic in different ways and is doing so now with direction from Donovan.  Finding this witch left Ireland to return to the wizards home at Isle of Man, Donovan takes Tiernan as the young earthborn sidhe aren't ready to leave their protected land or tangle with wizards.  The clues to the Mounds fall the rescued sidhe brings to Donovan will be shocking!

I was a little unsure in the beginning what was happening and how it would work with the world we've already seen, but two chapters in I was drawn to know what the pieces where and how they connected to the world on land as apposed to in the Mounds.  Knowing what I've learned of the Mounds and pieces through out, this was great to see the fey and Sidhe learn to adapt.

We see Donovan match up against a wizard.  The wizard element and danger is coming into play more as they are always looking and stealing sidhe and fey for their magic.  We see the wizards are strengthening as the fey, as a whole, are weakening.

Malcolm learns more magic in himself!  Great Malcolm growth and learning here.  He's coming to be more powerful than expected by readers, but it seems Donovan had an idea and hopes that are coming to surface with Malcolm.  Malcolm's becoming a masterpiece with his magic.  So much here he doesn't even know as he doesn't know the pieces we do of the ancient sidhe and history in the Mounds of his kind.  And the secrets!  Oh, the secrets...

The secret's we learn of the fall of the Mounds!  Who! How! Why! Hahaha!  I had a feeling and sooo wanted to know.  This one brings that out for us.  Missing pieces of the starts of all this are here.

We still have more to learn as this places the ruins Lugh is looking for into light as well.  And Malcolm seems to be a crucial piece to the puzzle, but will he hold together to do it?  This book has brought more to the world of Sidhe on the land and I look forward to learning more of the adaptations to come.

*I read this book for an honest review.


Melliane said...

Ah it's always great when we can learn more! It maked us so curious!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I just love the way you enjoy this world! Makes you want to just dive in!

Lover Of Romance said...

Awesome review!!! I haven't yet heard of this one, but I should definitely put it on my list.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Wonderful review, this series is new to me but ooh you have me curious!

Unknown said...

3 series with the same characters? Or the same world? Still cool, I never get tired of the same characters, unless they're annoying lol

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

I didn't want to read this review since I am a book behind but I am so excited you enjoyed it. I love this series.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melliane, I've been waiting to find out these answers, so was so happy to get them. :) Thank you for stopping.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (B&T)lol. I like the way they twisted the fey with these characters and world. Very nice. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Lover of Romance, thank you for stopping and do hope you get to enjoy it one day. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Kimba. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Rivie Bleu, it's 3 series with different characters in the same world. But they do cross and you see two characters in same book towards the end of all three series. It's very well done. I was afraid when starting that I'd get two views of the same happenings and be bored, but not at all. The authors have done a good job of keeping the stories different, even if they do cross. :) Thank you. The first stories of all three series, I believe, are free for trying.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

lol. That is A-okay with me Jennifer Bielman. :D Do hope you get to reading the stories soon. :)