Trine Revelation

The Kinderra Saga: Book 3

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
332 Pages
Reviewed on 08/11/2022
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Author Biography

While other kids read comic books under the covers with a flashlight at bedtime, C.K. DONNELLY wrote fan fiction and fantasy stories.

She used her love of writing to pursue a career in journalism and was honored with several press awards for business and economic reporting. She has also held careers in healthcare, and currently runs a freelance writing and marketing support firm.

She resides in Arizona with her oh-so-patient husband and her little black dog (who is equally patient). She no longer writes under the covers by flashlight. Usually.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Trine Revelation is the third book in The Kinderra Saga by C.K. Donnelly. The trials and tribulations of Mirana Pinal continue as she tries to overcome the betrayal of Trine Tetric Garis and find a way to protect Kinderra. With the Dark Trine at large and ready to attack, the people of Kinderra are in trouble, and Mirana cannot go back. She has to finish her quest for Jasal’s Keep. One way to save her people is by giving up the key to Keep’s power to the Dark Trine, but that would mean her people will be ruled by a madman. Or, she could unleash the Keep’s power, end the Dark Trine, and lose Teague forever. This is a sacrifice she will have to make if she desires to protect Kinderra. Mirana gathers the courage to face her destiny, but she wonders if there is another way. Was there a way for Mirana to have it all?

I have been following this story from the start, and Mirana’s growth still surprised me. She is one of the best characters in contemporary literature. Mirana is well-rounded with always some room for progress; human and believable. Her emotions are so natural and relatable that you can feel them. Author C.K. Donnelly’s world-building is outstanding, and the dialogues are revealing. I love Teague and his side plot. I love how C.K. Donnelly gives him just as much importance as she does to Mirana. The action is intense and immediate in this installment. With how Tetric is portrayed and how he acts, the action that follows his decisions is enough to give readers an adrenaline rush. This is a young adult fantasy novel, but people of all ages and tastes will love this series! It exceeded all of my expectations and I cannot wait to see what happens next!

Christian Sia

Trine Revelation is the third book in The Kinderra Saga by C.K. Donnelly, an epic fantasy that presents a tale of betrayal and a female protagonist’s struggle to save her people. Still hurt from the pain of betrayal, Mirana Pinal relies on the help of the enemy to complete the quest for Jasal’s Keep. Mirana is caught in a difficult dilemma as she considers giving the key to unlocking the power of the Keep to the Dark Trine or unleashing its power herself. Either way, she will be losing something—giving in to tyrannical rule or losing Teague. Fal'kin infiltrates the Dark Trine's stronghold, seeking secrets for his conquest. The Ken’nar has captured Teague Beltran’s mother, and he will do anything to rescue her. Follow these characters as they race against impossible odds for answers, but will they succeed?

Intricately plotted and brimming with conflict, Trine Revelation is a twisty tale that will grab the interest of fans of epic fantasy. The world-building is impeccable and the author writes about an imagined world that readers can easily navigate. C.K. Donnelly’s prose is stellar and she writes scenes that are focused and detailed. Helming this brilliant and enthralling epic fantasy is the rock-solid female protagonist, Mirana, a character that is scarred by her past and must face unimaginable challenges as she embarks on a quest to save her people. The tale features strong subplots, following different characters dealing with unique problems, and this alone helps to build the pervading suspense that makes the story a page-turner. Donnelly has crafted an entry that new readers will find easy to enjoy.

Foluso Falaye

Though she survived fighting warriors in the Valei’Dúadar and the battle at Two Rivers Ford, Mirana Pinal is terrified of the power she could wield with an amulet. Yet, she holds on to one of Tetric's visions, despite "the unfathomable end" the amulet would bring upon her. Could the amulet be the exact relic of the ancient Trine? Mirana races to complete the quest for Jasal’s Keep and save Kinderra from destruction. She can either give the key to the Keep’s power to the Dark Trine and lose her homeland to a tyrant or unleash the Keep’s power herself and defeat the Dark Trine. Trine Revelation: Book 3 of The Kinderra Saga by C.K. Donnelly engages readers in the daunting quest of a gifted heroine who fights to save her homeland as she deals with powerful magic, ruthless warriors, and deceptive enemies.

You know a story is expertly written when you half close your eyes to read it because you can't bear the tension in a heated scene. Trine Revelation is filled with several deeply engrossing elements, including intense face-offs between enemies and friends, highly consequential discoveries, and strong sexual tension between unlikely romantic partners. I was quite excited to see that a female character inspired such great fear in many—Mirana is powerful enough to destroy her entire homeland. C.K. Donnelly communicates the characters' emotions with such intensity and creativity that they seemed completely real. If you love grand, intricate supernatural narratives that engage you completely and make you feel a part of the story, you will love Trine Revelation. The different parts fit together to create a fascinating, congruent plot that leaves you satisfied and at the same time wanting more.