Legends of Marithia: Book 2 - Darkness Rising

Legends of Marithia: Book 2 - Darkness Rising


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In the aftermath of the Battle of the Elven Woods, the two legends of Marithian prophecy are both dangerously close to the dark grip of death as Marithia suffers under the powers of the Blood Red Moon.

Vartan, prophesised to save Marithia, lays spellbound under the protection of the mythical dragons.

The vampire sorceress Kassina, prophesised to bring about their Armageddon has been moved to the underworld by the demon lord himself, Shindar.

A seed of the gods has grown and their greatest gift to Marithians, Anakari, makes her fated journey to discover her purpose.
A former shining jewel of Marithian peace, castle Greenhaven, remains in ruins after its defeat under Kassina's forces and the elves rebuild their war torn city of Veldrenn.

Talonsphere must be found before Marithia merges with the Underworld and Shindar brings about the world's end.

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ISBN-13: 9781467948555
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Series: Legends of Marithia , #2
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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Legends of Marithia: Book 2 - Darkness Rising 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Laura-Kathleen More than 1 year ago
I received a free ebook copy of this book in return for an honest review. This book is as enjoyable, if not more so, than the first book in the series, "Prophecies Awakening." In "Darkness Rising," the reader learns more about Vartan's past, as well as Kassina's and Shindar's. I liked how Shindar's fall into evil parallels Kassina's own fall. It explains his fatherly feelings for her and his desire to use her for his own revenge. The blood magic used throughout the book by these characters is quite appropriate, both because of the presence of vampires and because blood magic is potent and associated with black magic. I did notice several grammatical mistakes throughout the story (mostly in the form of comma splices, although I spotted a few misplaced modifiers and weirdly formatted apostrophes as well), but this did not overly detract from my enjoyment of the book. I also missed the gorgeous artwork that came with the ebook of the first novel (although my eyes were spoiled because most books usually only have cover art). In my previous review, I stated that the prophecies seemed obvious and cheesy. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case. Ankari is an interesting character. Her naivety is well-done, as are her interactions with Yuski. She reminds me of a Snow White/Sleeping Beauty figure when she is about to play her role. Tusdar's story interested me most, moreso than Vartan's (although the magic that he acquires has beautiful description), and I hope that his conflict becomes more present in the next instalment. I look forward to seeing how the storylines intertwine and interact, particularly Tusdar's mingling with Vartan's. Nice description and plenty of action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that it lived up to the predecessor's story!! It is still as well-written and exciting as the first one. By the way, the uncut and expanded version of this second book will be available soon. The journey to find the Talonsphere and defeat Shindar and Kassina continues. There are some interesting characters that are added in this book. Like Anakari and Yuski which will pretty much beat Buffy the vampire slayer in the badass department.  Shindar's past gutted me so much since I felt that he had something that he's keeping. It didnt justify everything that he did but this will give us some idea about Why he did it. The twist in the end will make any reader desperately need the third book just like a person stranded in the desert needs water.
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KrisSpor More than 1 year ago
Darkness Rising book 2 of Legends of Marithia by Peter Koevari is a fast paced fantasy thriller. Peter Koevari does an excellent job pulling readers in with all the twists and turns throughout and thrills readers with one final twist at the end. Peter Koevari uses Darkness Rising book 2 of Legends of Marithia to go into detailing the beginning of many of the characters. Here we will find Shindar was not always as he is now, once he was a better man and we learn what caused his fall. Peter Koevari gives more details of Vartan's past and how Shindar's own fall into evil parallels Kassina's own fall. In doing so he gives explaination to Shindar's fatherly feelings for her and his desire to use her for his own revenge. In Darkness Rising the use of blood magic throughout the book by characters is quite appropriate, because blood magic is potent and associated with black magic. While readers probably won't like the villians of Darkness Rising, Peter Koevari has done what is rarely done, he has given life to even the villians of the story. By doing this readers will get to learn more about characters from both sides of the war and allow readers to develop feelings for the villians as well as the heros. This is a rare find when a story develops the bad guys as well as the good guys, as most authors cannot pull it off. Peter Koevari doing this was especially nice because some characters walk the line between being good and evil. Darkness Rising book 2 of Legends of Marithia does have one section containing "adult content". Though the sceen is detailed, in no way is this sceen rude, crude, cheap or volgar. Peter Koevari once again has done what most authors seem to strugle to accomplish, gives the sceen class and is able to portray to readers the feelings of intimacey that is being shared between the characters. Peter Koevari reached for the stars when he wrote Prophecies Awakening book 1 of Legends of Marithia and with Darkness Rising book 2 of Legends of Marithia Peter Koevari proves he is already well beyond their reach. I am anxious for the continuation of Legends of Marithia.
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PatiG More than 1 year ago
Characters were more solidified which is characteristic in a series of books. Peter followed through with previous characters from Book 1 and tied up any loose connections. More suspense is created in 'Darkness Rising' and excellent foreshadowing kept the readers engaged throughout. Excellent Job Peter Would reccommned to anyone. Vivid and full of creative writing