Divinity's Twilight


Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
1015 Pages
Reviewed on 05/07/2023
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

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 Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Christopher Russell's Remnant, the second book in the complex fantasy military Divinity's Twilight series, is preceded by book one, Rebirth. This installment continues to follow the cadets from the Darmatian Military Academy as they search for the remains of the Darmatian army, colloquially known as the Rebellion. Along the way, they face numerous challenges, including a terrifying encounter with a water creature called Primal, but are saved by Major Reev, who reluctantly takes on the task of their further combat training. Russell provides multiple plot threads, the standout being the Sarconian Empire's domination and the inclusion of Governer Rittermarschal Auvrea Titania, who is worthy of a prequel in their own right. Sarcon's plan is in danger from within, battling to control a new host body, with challenges as he fights his host's remaining consciousness while in a new and improved body leaving him partially incapacitated. A discovery is made that pushes Sychon's son to the forefront and changes the story's trajectory in mind-bending ways.

Where does one even start with Remnant by Christopher Russell, especially after how great Rebirth was? There's a lot to unpack but let's see what we can do about that here. Russell remains faithful to a novel that is narrated through many alternating points of view characters. The cadets are different from one another and so it is natural that they have variants to their strengths and weaknesses. The magic training is the best and its application, in my opinion, is when their stories grow exponentially. At this point, I feel like I know them but this elevated it to a new level. There is an incredible stripping back of warfare when an attack becomes an insurgency and the result is what can best be described in non-fantasy terms as hand-to-hand combat. Think Vietnam with magic and on the streets, and that's what we are immersed in. Truly, it is glorious. Overall, Remnant is a worthy addition to the epic fantasy genre and lovers of the series will fall in love with it all over again. Very highly recommended.