Chaos Looming

The Legion of Pneumos Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
310 Pages
Reviewed on 10/09/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Chaos Looming is a work of fiction in the fantasy, action, and adventure sub-genres, and was penned by author H. B. Reneau. Written for young adult reading audiences, the work forms the opening novel of The Legion of Pneumos book series. Our central protagonist is Keira Altman, new to the world around her, but quickly learning about the struggle for power in Loren, and her role and duty as a Legionnaire. As Keira leans to wield unique powers with pneuma, she realizes the potential danger of chaos. So when her world is turned upside down in an instant, it is chaos which she fears most, but also must conquer if she is to survive.

Author H. B. Reneau has crafted a compelling opening to a fantasy series which does a fantastic job at introducing us to the world and the characters, whilst also providing this first very satisfying adventure. I enjoyed a slow-burn in the worldbuilding aspect, and Reneau’s vivid descriptive work and atmospheric text pay off as a brilliant and immersive set-up for the novel’s future action. I also really enjoyed the narrative and dialogue presentation around Keira and Danny, whose intriguing relationship shows much promise and gives a deeper emotional focus to the tale. For young adult audiences, the unique magical properties of learning to wield pneuma will be very inventive and engrossing too. Overall, I would certainly recommend Chaos Looming for YA and adult readers alike, and indeed anyone seeking a solidly penned and highly creative new fantasy world to step into.