Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite
In Mark Reefe's El Sendero (The Hell Walker Trilogy Book 2), concealed terror has come for the people of El Sendero and it falls to Finn to intervene. A tiny village has been found deserted, with no trace of man or animal. However, there was an overwhelmingly creepy vibe, and Miguel was certain this fell into Finn's new jurisdiction. There was a clue within a cryptic message; a beast from the earth has risen. Fortunately, thanks to Finn's ability, they knew just where to look. A trail of darkness and corruption has been left in its wake, although to see it you have to scratch the surface. Luckily Finn's eyes can do just that. Finn and Miguel must learn the truth of their enemy, but in doing so they will uncover more than they bargained for.
Mark Reefe has a very detailed and expressive writing style which easily enhances the tense situations as well as keeping the plot moving nicely during the slower moments. The characters' development proceeds throughout the plot, and it is easy to get a feel for the already existing relationships. El Sendero is the second book in The Hell Walker Trilogy, but can be read as a stand alone without any problem. Finn and Miguel are racing against the clock to stem the corruption before it is too late, and it is impossible not to walk beside them on this sometimes terrifying journey. A tense and gripping read, written with style and attention to detail, both environmental and cultural.