Justice (The Ferryman + The Flame #2)by Rhiannon Paille
Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the
How far would you go to destroy yourself?
Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the enemy that took everything from him.
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I really loved continuing on the journey with Krishani. After the devastating turn of events at the end of Surrender, I was intrigued to see how it would all affect him, and if it would force him to follow his calling. He seemed very lost, and once he travelled to the Lands of Men, things became a little more complicated with the revelation of the Vultures, and the tough decision he was faced with. When he chose to go in search of the Flames I had to wonder what his real purpose was. Was he looking for a way to make amends with Avristar? Was he looking for trouble, and ultimately his own destruction? Or was he really holding onto hope that some how he'd find his way to Kaliel? As his journey became more treacherous, so the subtle changes in Krishani's ways became more evident. As the darkness took over his body, so it seemed to be taking over his soul. He was a little more ruthless than before, and he actually looked to be more comfortable in the presence of the Vultures. There was still quite a bit of mystery behind the Flames and how they could be used together, and then there was the strange appearance of the Horsemen, and Morgana. They left a lot of destruction in the wake, but their overall role in this epic fantasy was yet to be defined. I really am looking forward to seeing how their presence will develop in the next book. The final battle was almost as devastating as the one that brought Avristar to her knees, but there were a few surprise twists that gave me hope that the beautiful love story of The Ferryman and The Flame would never end. No amount of evil could destroy them. I guess I'll have to wait to read the next book in this series to see if true love will conquer all.
This book was very well done. Once you start reading you can't put it down. It draws you in and leaves you wanting more. The characters are easy to love and you just want to cheer them on as the story goes on. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves an extremely well written novel that can transport you to another world and has characters that you fall in love with.
Given the opportunity to read Justice before it was officially published I dove right into it. For me, this book didn't have as much of a magical feel to it like the first book, but I think that is because it isn't on Avristar. I also think it had a lot to do with the heart break that Krishani was going through in the entire book due to the loss of Kaliel in Surrender. I really like how Rhiannon was able to make me feel like I was there with Krishani and I could feel the pain he was going through. It was almost like Kalail was a part of me too and I missed her as well. This book is based in the Lands of Men where Krishani is supposed to become a ferryman; but of course Krishani had other plans for that. Though not magical, the lands of men were still interesting to me and I loved how different they were compared to Avristar. The concept of using the flames as weapons was really intriguing to me and I love the way they are portrayed. Not to give too much away but you get to meet a few of them when Krishani is on his quest to find them--Tiki is my favorite. Though the tone of Justice is much different than Surrender was, I still loved it. In tears at the end of the book I was met with a wonderful surprise, but once again, Rhiannon left us with a bit of a cliffhanger. I wouldn't have wanted the ending to be any different though. I wouldhighly recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy/romance--and of course if you read the first one you have to read this one. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Rhiannon keep up the amazing work!!
I started this one right after the first and I must say, I thought it was much, much better than Surrender. Why? I have absolutely no idea. I think it was because this one has less romance (though it is still there in dreams and flashbacks) and is darker and more based around violence and destruction—wait, that sounded wrong…um…how do I put this? It was more about the action. Yes, we’ll go with that one. The plot: I really wasn’t sure if I would like the plot because it seemed to me like the story was taking a deviation from answering the questions I had at the end of the first book and I wanted to know if there was a way Kaliel could come back. Nonetheless, once I got over my own idea of where the story should go, I enjoyed it very much and was surprised by the bubbly, happy feeling I had at the end. (Though the happy feeling is tainted by a sickening pit of dread as to what the author will do to torment her characters in the next book.) There were still parts, namely the sex sequences in Krishani’s flashbacks and dreams, that I skipped. I know I mention steamy-scene-skipping a lot, but I’m a comparatively sensitive person on the subject of amorous activity and I feel obligated to mention when I do that for the sake of being honest. Still, I did have fun with this book and I’m looking forward to Vulture which releases on June 18! The characters: Looking back, Krishani was selfish, whiny, and drowning in a cesspool of self-pity, but while I was reading, I knew he needed to snap out of it, I was just too caught up in his emotions to care. The author does a brilliant job of making the reader empathize with what he’s going through and the general lack of sympathy from the characters around him. I just wanted to hug the poor bloke and I was worried sick for him and still am. One character I have to mention is Klavotesi. At this point, I have decided not to like him. He seems stiff and self-righteous and while he’s really into justice, he doesn’t seem to be too big on compassion. I can appreciate his reasoning, but like Krishani, I didn’t want to hear what the Obsidian Flame had to say and I really wanted him to shut up. The other characters were multidimensional, complex, and defined. There’s still clearly a lot of backstory on some of them, particularly the witches and I look forward to reading more about them all in Vulture. In conclusion, this is a tragic, often tender, action-packed, magic-filled thrill ride and I recommend it to mature readers with a taste for dark fantasy and forbidden romance.