The Shadowed Army (Adonai's Prophecy)

Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
275 Pages
Reviewed on 04/27/2020
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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Zanthia: The Shadowed Army (Adonai's Prophecy) by Nicklous P Adams II is a young adult fantasy epic already on its second installment. Micah has just saved Zanthia during the Second Great War and is now looking into the eyes of Lord Jevanah, telling him what he has been doing since the war with Nero. He has left Lyona and has formed a small band of warriors with his friend Adstan, now a commander in the Levithian army. There is a new danger on the horizon though and it is more dangerous than Nero. And as his new life is disrupted by a new enemy, a mysterious cloaked man, Micah will go on to unravel a mystery that will hit very close to home.

Nicklous P Adams II's Zanthia: The Shadowed Army (Adonai's Prophecy) is an action-packed fantasy epic that will leave any reader breathless. With a well-defined character, complete with strengths and flaws, it is easy to connect with our hero Micah. The story flows ever so smoothly so that it is easy to follow the plot's numerous twists and turns, as Micah and his friends go across the sea to Aviya in pursuit of their elusive enemy. The author's fertile imagination is beautifully matched with a gift for words and considerable storytelling skills. Aimed at young adult readers, The Shadowed Army is a book that crosses generations because it can be equally entertaining to readers of different ages. So here's looking forward to Micah's next great adventure and the exciting characters that will surely be brought to life by Nicklous P Adams II.

Steven Robson

Zanthia: The Shadowed Army by Nicklous P Adams II is the second book in the Adonai’s Prophecy series, which picks up after the Second Great War and the defeat of Nero, a creature of pure evil. Three long-time friends, Micah, Tristan, and Saphyre, together with Micah’s true love Akyri, were instrumental in the downfall of Nero and the unification of the Three Kingdoms. Now, just when they believe a peaceful future awaits, another even more malevolent being has arisen in Micah’s form, called Azrael. It becomes clear that Azrael is intent on breaking Micah in every way and unleashing destruction upon the world on an unimaginable scale. Many questions haunt Micah in his quest to once again save the Kingdoms and those he loves from annihilation; questions whose answers may determine the fate of all.

In Zanthia: The Shadowed Army, Nicklous P Adams II has created a story of wonderful adventure and imagination, one that plunges the reader into worlds both rich and wondrous. These worlds are populated by humans and creatures of great diversity, with matching personalities that are accurate and consistent. The relationships were nicely woven, particularly between the main players Micah and Akyri, and Tristan and Saphyre. This was especially evident during times when the couples were separated and under duress. In addition, the introduction of the seven levels of existence, and the conflicts within these other levels, provides ample scope for future adventures. This is a story that will engage those interested in adventure, romance, action, and mystery on a grand scale. A very good adventure.