In Inked, Caenum discovered his destiny.
Now, in Branded, he must fight for it.
As the final battle approaches, Caenum must choose his own path one last time . . . or it will be decided for him.
After narrowly escaping the soldiers of the Citadel six months ago, farmboy-turned-rebel Caenum is now at the head of the rebel army. He and his fellow Conduits, practitioners of an ancient, forbidden magic, have spread across the Realm, freeing city after city from the Citadel's tyrannical grip. But in the midst of their rebellion, a traitor lurks. And when their safe haven is destroyed, Caenum and his friends must flee deeper into the wilds than ever before. Because he has something the Citadel wants--a weapon that could change everything…a weapon he must protect at all costs.
In this thrilling new sequel to Inked, Eric Smith delivers a heart-pounding conclusion to the battle between magic and free will.
PRAISE FOR INKED:
"Inked is an action-packed read with a hero I could root for, magic I wanted to have, and a vivid fantasy world to back it all up. Smith's prose had me turning pages way past my bedtime." --Susan Dennard, New York Times bestselling author Truthwitch
"A fast-paced page-turner from Eric Smith filled with magic, mystery and mayhem." --Kristi Helvig, author of Burn Out
"With a lively cast of characters and a captivating idea, Inked draws its readers into a world where magic lives on every page." --Kat Zhang, author of The Hybrid Chronicles series
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About the Author
When he isn't busy blogging and writing, he can be found at Quirk Books, an indie publishing house in Philadelphia, working as the social media marketing guy. Here he's had the honor of working with a number of New York Times bestselling authors, scores of wonderful books, hundreds of amazing bloggers, and a band of awesome coworkers. He also blogs there sometimes. Best. Job. Ever.
A native of New Jersey (don't hate), he currently lives in Philadelphia. You can find him on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks and @geekadelphia. He's represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved Inked, so when I heard there was a sequel I was very excited to continue this story. Unfortunately, this story fell way flat for me. Although it kept me interested enough at the time to continue reading it, even now trying to write this review I find that I'm having a hard time even remembering what happened. The story starts a few months after the ending of the first. Caenum is leading the rebellion, and they are going from town to town, spreading the rebellion and freeing the conduits. Unfortunately, nothing really happened? Inked set up for some great worldbuilding, but that wasn't really expanded on in this one, which was some really wasted potential. The other thing was that I was kind of confused on the rebels and what was going on with them. I kind of felt like no one was really...doing anything? Also the prejudice against Inked/unInked/whatever was really confusing. They hated you if you had Ink, but they also hated you if you didn't?? Huh?? Whatever the difference may have been, it wasn't explained well. While this was a quick read, it ultimately felt like a let down. Although I will continue to read more of Eric's work, as I think he has potential and a great writing style, this one was a no from me.