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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
Blood Divided: Book 2 in the Soul War Series by Kevin James Breaux is a highly entertaining fantasy epic. It's a follow-up to the first book in the series, Soul Born, with some familiar characters, and the introduction of new ones too. In this new offering, it picks up two decades after the first story ends, which makes fans eagerly wonder what has taken place during that time, and what the characters are like now, and what lies in store for them. The epic opens with Tala, and then the rest of the dynamic mix of characters enter as the unpredictable plot unfolds. There is a lot going on in this novel, and it's nice to know the background of the story, but unnecessary as this one definitely stands by itself.
What I like about the saga is the author's skill at creating memorable characters and interesting descriptions. These are worlds and scenarios you could only imagine, but Breaux brings them to life in such visceral detail. The characters are inventive as well, like the werewolf Zian. You will be intrigued by Megan, Nathan, Autumn, and Lucien, the offspring of the trio Opal, Karn, and Tala. This story is mainly about them, and the force of nature they become when they combine their strengths and talents. I'm always fascinated with next-generation stories and continuing legacies, and this one doesn't disappoint. Told from varying viewpoints, you get a comprehensive understanding of the plot and motivations. And, to me, Khaos is a standout character, even if he is an enemy and definitely on the dark side. If you want to become lost in a solid fantasy novel with magic, elves, fairies, good versus evil, exciting battles, and memorable characters, take some time to read Blood Divided by Kevin James Breaux.