Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
347 Pages
Reviewed on 07/28/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

An epic fantasy packed with action and a work of ingenuity, Darkrise by M.L. Spencer is for readers who enjoy fantasy with complex plots and multilayered characters. Darien Lauchlin once betrayed the Rhen when he sold his soul to the God of Chaos. But then what everyone feared is about to happen — the impending war between Malikar and the Rhen. Darien is about to wage war against what was once his own people. But can he be trusted by those he leads and can he win their trust? Through an unlikely twist of fate, he is compelled to confront his past and re-examine his loyalties. Will he choose the path of redemption or perdition? Follow his journey of grit and ultimate pain as he struggles to make a choice, to choose his path, aided by a formidable character, Azár.

M.L. Spencer knows what it takes to craft a compelling story and she assembles the finest elements that make for an exceptionally good read — a strong plot, exotic writing, and complexity in character development. Darien is a character who catches the reader’s attention from the start of the story, but what is interesting is his journey back home, the power of his choices, and how these choices become the driving force behind the conflict that moves the plot forward. The author creates a world that readers will enjoy, ingeniously crafting a setting that is easy to imagine and writing scenes that are focused and merge with the vivid setting. Darkrise features exquisite prose, filled with cinematic descriptions and emotionally charged scenes. A real page-turner, indeed!