Chains of the Sciell

The Merging Worlds Series, Book 2

Fiction - Fantasy - General
650 Pages
Reviewed on 04/10/2015
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Author Biography

As a kid, she created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. She holds a B.A. in English, a M.S. in Library and Information Science and she studied Creative Writing in England. She is a Research Assistant for Aubey LLC and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her short stories, No Vacancy, Clipped Wings and Welcome to My World and her novellas, Visible Through Darkness, Shadows Under The Light and Devdan Manor are now available through Amazon. The Sciell is her first novel. Chains of the Sciell is Book 2 of The Merging Worlds series

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite

In the world of Jael, darkness has power. Some people can use the darkness and others cannot. There are good people, hollow people, and then there is a couple, the Prysns, that want to know everything and to be able to be better than everyone else. Growing up, Royal has always seen the boy in her mind, white hair and red eyes. Divine has always heard the female voice in his head. When suddenly a group of adults finds themselves dropped into a black stone mansion that provides for their needs, they seem to already know each other, but they have never met before, or have they? Royal, Divine, Blae, and Aliceanna must unlock the lost memories to find out who they really are before time runs out. Chains of the Sciell is the second book in The Merging World Series by author Auden Johnson.

Chains of the Sciell by Auden Johnson is said to take place about fifty years after the first book. I have not read the first book, so I jumped into this blind, and it is a complex story, but at the same time I was able to follow the story to the end. The concept of the darkness and pulling power from the darkness is interesting and I wish it had been developed a little more, but overall I really liked the book and I think young adults and adults alike will enjoy it. Especially if you like repressed memory, paranormal powers and kidnapping.