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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Serenity Incident by Richard A. Valicek is Book 2 in The Dead Path Chronicles, a tale that involves an ancient prophecy, a great elf wizard, a group of vampires, and the destiny of a kingdom witnessing turbulent times in its history. Set against the backdrop of the future 23rd Century, this monumental fantasy tale will captivate readers with its strong story points, the compelling characters, and the entrancing setting. Readers follow the story of Caprius Seaton and Melina Hampshire as they go through all sorts of challenges to enable a union that is destined to be, and which is the only power left for the kingdom to overthrow the cohort of its powerful and supernatural enemies.
This is a story with a lot of action, one that will spur excitement in readers. From the very first page, readers are introduced to some of the compelling characters, including the legendary elf wizard Grongone, who plays an invaluable role in the story. The writing is crisp and fluid, with powerful descriptions that immerse the reader in the vivid landscapes and the intense action that drives the plot. I also enjoyed the intelligent and plot-driven dialogue, crafted to read naturally and to allow the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the characters.
Richard A. Valicek has a great gift for character, and although there are many of them in the story, he manages to keep the reader focused. Serenity Incident reads beautifully from the beginning, and although it’s the sequel to another book, it reads well alone, with just enough backstory to bring the reader into the storyline. Fascinating story with a great setting and strong characters. It is, without doubt, an interesting and engaging read, a great treat for fans of fantasy.