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Reviewed by Paula García Lasa for Readers' Favorite
Vengeance is the second book in Marc R. Micciola's Age of Shadows saga. In it, Einar has expanded the world he knew, but he remains true to his goal: to make Mistad safe for those who live there. The Black Light lurks in the shadows, threatening that safety. Otti has managed to bring her beloved Kemryr, the Master of Darkness himself, back. He thinks the world to be his, and he is sure that for it to thrive once more, he has to eliminate humanity. Einar and his new wife, Karina, will have to fight a battle they will likely lose. There is hardly any time to do everything they need to do, to gather all the allies they can. Peace is off. War is on.
Vengeance by Marc R. Micciola is an outstanding book. The plot is solid: it has the strength to keep the story moving while being full of emotion at every step. The author gives a fast-paced narrative in which description and action are perfectly balanced: it is the essence of "show, don't tell." The incredibly well-written transitions between scenes result in a story with no loose ends (except those Micciola will tie up in the next book, of course). Characters are realistic and three-dimensional: they have solid backgrounds, flaws, and weaknesses. The change in point of view gives enlightening insight into the plot. You have a complete picture of the story while exploring the minds of all the characters. Fantasy often finds itself entangled with other genres, such as romance, and Vengeance is not an exception: there are side stories that provide complexity to both the plot and the characters (without being tedious). If you enjoy epic fantasy, you should binge on this series: it has magic, mystical creatures, and a new world of opportunities to discover.