Calla faces charges against her for changing the past. Her use of the Travel Glasses resulted in the creation of two writings that affected the lives of Edgar, the inventor of the Travel Glasses, and Valcas, their prior owner. Now Calla must explain her actions before the Time and Space Travel Agency.
The hearing does not end well. The travel commissioner finds Calla guilty as charged and forces her to choose between two harsh penalties. Despite the risk of becoming lost herself, Calla accepts a dangerous travel mission that may help her find her father. She teams up with a group of talented travelers. While working with them, she soon discovers that she has a special travel talent of her own.
Pursued by the sentient being of white light that's been tracking her father's bloodline, Calla fears her newfound talents may not be enough to protect her and her teammates before they complete their mission.
Insight Kindling is the second installment in The Call to Search Everywhen serial series.
|Publisher:||Czidor Lore, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Chess Desalls’ The Call to Search Everywhen series continues with its second installment, Insight Kindling. Calla Winston faces charges against her for changing the past. Her use of the Travel Glasses resulted in the creation of two writings that affected the lives of Edgar, the inventor of the Travel Glasses, and Valcas, their prior owner. Now Calla must explain her actions before the Time and Space Travel Agency. Unfortunately, the hearing does not end well. The agency finds her guilty and forces her to choose between two harsh penalties. Insight Kindling introduces new characters as Calla teams up with a group of talented travelers to search for her father. Book Two answered most of the questions that readers might have from Book One, but new questions arise, adding more intrigue to the story. As I had already familiarized myself with the world building, the plot direction is easier to follow and gives more exciting twists. There’s not much chasing this time but more searching, as the plot takes a slightly different turn. One of the highlights of this book is when Calla discovers her own special travel talent, which may or may not be enough to protect herself while completing her mission. Desalls maintains the excellent imaginative traits of the story. Calla still makes questionable decisions at times, but she is more mature and focuses more on important resolutions. All in all, fans of the series would be pleased to know that Book Two does not disappoint. This is another enjoyable read from Desalls.
True rating: 9/10 Insight Kindling starts off right where we left off with Travel Glasses, which was amazing since I started Insight Kindling within the same hour I finished Travel Glasses. I read a few other reviews before writing this one, as it's pretty complicated to review a sequel without making it very much alike to the first. I ship Ray/Calla plenty more than I do Calla/Valcas. I find Calla/Valcas very weird, especially by the ending of this book, Calla's reaction to Valcas confession thing was very unreal, overdramatic and a bit childish. As mentioned in my review for Travel Glasses, we grow to dislike Valcas, then he turns out to be good and Calla begins to swoon? It was too quick. He kidnapped, terrorised and stalked you Calla! Yet she still likes him, and gets extreme when her heart gets broken by Valcas. Valcas was so caring for Calla through this novel, I liked him. Then this action, this STUPID action which he believes is to protect Calla, it ruined it for me. I don't like Valcas anymore, especially after the epilogue. Valcas became something we call Jerks. He kissed her, leading her onto a romancy, we can be together now, then it switched around. No. No romance. No "we can be together". Its all, "your life is too short compared to mine, its not worth it, go love this guy instead." I understand most of Calidora's reaction to this, but I don't understand how she came to love him so quick. Oh, and when Valcas said he would do anything to regain her trust, or something among the lines of that, WHAT A LIE. Ray was always sweet, always charming and smart. He is a complicated character, or atleast I predict he will be in the next book. Ray was very kind to Calla ever since the start, Calla had a liking for him. The novel began to lean towards more of a romantic theme than the sci-fi. There was a bit of repetition with certain scenes and dialogues. However its is still a quick and gripping read. Dessalls writing was just as smooth and simply followable as the first novel. I hate Calla's father. I cant stand him. He is so annoying, has no clue how to be a father, really pisses me off. Plaka (Callas Father) gives no thought to his actions at all, or he is just so very selfish. I cant. I cant come to liking him. An example is that when he reunited with his daughter, his reaction is to get angry at Valcas. Plaka even critiques Calla! There was never any fatherly moments, there were times when Calla would start one, but Plake would just shoo them away. Calla continues to develop, my linking for Calidora expanded into another world. She is a complicated character yet easy to empathise with. Heck, even I felt deeply betrayed by Valcas. Ivory is introduced in Insight Kindling is is truly a character anyone would come to love. She is fun to read about, has plenty of talent, along with wit and quite the humour. World building was perfect in Insight Kindling. I absolutely loved the fire falls. That whole setting was vivid, was so damn original. Just like the story, so damn original. I look forward to the next book in the series as this was an amazing continuation of Travel Glasses.