Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
A Call to Evil is the second book in The Year Reality Broke by Russell Cornhill. The story of Lukas and Dane continues as they move on to the next big hurdle in their way, the Ultimate Evil. The God of Myth and the God of Everything were happy with how things were going. Their planning looked foolproof, but that didn’t mean things were going well for Lukas and Dane. Both were tasked to rescue Lukas’s siblings Tomas and Lizabeth, and Lukas was ready to risk everything to get them back. While Lukas desperately searched for his siblings, Dane was confused with his world and questioned everything. With the enemy sniffing at their heels, both have their work cut out. Regardless of how they feel, they need to finish the quest, and for that, they have to traverse dangerous lands and encounter deadly adversaries to get the job done. Do they have what it takes?
What a sequel! The first novel, An Ancient Evil, was fantastic, and at that moment, I felt it would be a tough act to follow. However, Russell Cornhill outdid himself with A Call to Evil. I was hooked on the story from the beginning and loved every moment. I took my time and stopped myself from finishing it in a single sitting to savor it. Lukas and Dane have grown a lot, and both have become sharper. I loved how Lukas was focused on getting Tomas and Lizabeth back while Dane was second-guessing everything around him. He could tell something was wrong and not how it should be. I enjoyed the narrative style. Russell Cornhill breathes life into the narrative and ensures we are transported right next to his characters. The pace is perfect, the development is fantastic, and the ending is mind-blowing. I cannot wait to see what happens next.