Trine Fallacy

The Kinderra Saga

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
458 Pages
Reviewed on 07/11/2022
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Trine Fallacy is the second book in The Kinderra Saga by C.K. Donnelly. The woes and struggles of Mirana continue as she consistently grapples with her powers and how they impact her people. The future of Kinderra and its people lay heavily on Mirana and her ability to control her Aspects. Saving her people from the clutches of Ken’nar was proving to be more difficult by the day. She needed answers that even her mentor Tetric Garis didn’t have. So, they traveled to a land far away to understand how she could save Kinderra from the dangerous enemy and the wrath of her Aspects. She had no idea she was embarking on a journey that would make things more complex. However, Mirana was no coward, and she never evaded her responsibilities. When push came to shove, Mirana knew she would use her powers to save her people. But would that be enough to protect Kinderra?

I waited a whole year to read Trine Fallacy and I could not be happier with the story. Mirana’s growth and her development floored me. However, it was the emotional struggles of Teagues that surprised me the most. Don’t get me wrong, I expected great things from Mirana, but Teagues’ journey and his thirst to be useful to his people turned the whole story for me. I loved how author C.K. Donnelly once again wrote an elaborate plot with complex characters. The story was gripping with the right amount of action and suspense to keep readers glued to the pages. The twists and turns in the sequel were even more intense than before, and I was genuinely surprised by the ending. I was not expecting that particular revelation made toward the end of chapter twenty-six. This novel was mind-blowingly good, and I cannot wait for what C.K. Donnelly has in store for us in the third novel.

Romuald Dzemo

Trine Fallacy: The Kinderra Saga by C.K. Donnelly plunges readers into a world riddled with conflict. Kinderra is experiencing the most vicious attack of its history and the Dark Trine is on the verge of taking control of the land. Nothing will stop him. He has a strong force and resources. Young Trine Mirana Pinal is determined to master her Aspects under the tutelage of the legendary Trine hero Tetric Garis with whom she undertakes the perilous mission of uncovering the secrets of the mysterious watchtower of Jasal’s Keep that once saved the land. But they are not the only ones seeking the secrets of the watchtower. The path is perilous and filled with danger. As Trine Mirana masters her magical powers, the enemy grows even stronger. Her path is filled with obstacles and betrayal, but can she determine the right path to follow, her inner light which might not be strong enough, or the Aspects from without that might have dire consequences?

One of the things I enjoyed about this epic fantasy is the way the author writes about magic. Magical powers are called Aspects and not everyone is gifted with them. The protagonist loves someone who is not born with magic and who has his own gifts, even if he burns with the desire to confront the powerful villain. The villain is strong, and by creating one of that magnitude, C.K. Donnelly puts the heroine on a daring path, with a desire to reach her full stature. She has to mature faster than normal and face challenges that might be beyond her strength. The conflict grows stronger as the story develops and there are surprises in both the characters and the plot; one is not sure where the story leads and what will become of the characters. The characters are rock-solid and multidimensional and the author’s handling of internal conflict is impeccable. This is exemplified in the expert use of streams of consciousness and internal dialogues. Trine Fallacy: The Kinderra Saga is a spellbinding narrative with twists and turns. One moment the reader is rooting for a character and the next moment they are furious at them. Overall, it is balanced, deft, and utterly satisfying.

Christian Sia

Trine Fallacy: The Kinderra Saga by C.K. Donnelly is a gripping epic fantasy that features an intense conflict. The Dark Trine is on the path to accomplishing his insidious plot to take control of Kinderra. His domination grows more substantial every day, and he has achieved many victories already. Young Trine Mirana Pinal undergoes rigorous training under Trine hero Tetric Garis. She is the only hope for her people. Can she uncover the hidden power of the watchtower of Jasal’s Keep that once saved the land? Can she master her Aspects in time to stop the extermination of her people?

Trine Fallacy is a skillfully written story that immerses the reader in a world where forces of good and evil fight against each other and characters are not what they seem to be. There are unexpected moments, and readers will enjoy how the author presents the relationship between mentor and mentee and an unsuspecting twist in their journey. C.K. Donnelly writes in prose that is crisp and has a spell of its own. The prophecies compel the characters to act, driving them to seek hope in unexpected places. The characters are multilayered and well-developed, and I particularly enjoyed characters like Mirana and her beloved Teague Beltran, a healer who is not born with magical skills but imbued with the spirit of a warrior. The characters are genuinely flawed and believable, and the plot is unpredictable and gripping. Trine Fallacy transports readers into a magical world of encroaching darkness with a heroine desperate to bring light to her people.

Divine Zape

Trine Fallacy is the second book in The Kinderra Saga by C.K. Donnelly and features a phenomenal conflict in a well-imagined fantasy world. Mirana Pinal might be the only hope of saving her people. Mentored by Trine hero Tetric Garis, she must learn the secrets of the Watchtower of Jasal Keep and how it saved the land in the past. Can Mirana rely solely on her Aspects to save her people? The Dark Trine not only wants to gain Two Rivers Ford - his plans are far bigger than that. His dream is to conquer all of Kinderra. Dark Trine is a powerful evil with a strong army. To even confront him, one will have to go through the Ken’nar army. Can Mirana and her mentor succeed in this perilous quest?

Trine Fallacy is a well-written story with so much to keep readers spellbound. I enjoyed the way C.K. Donnelly crafts the prophecies and the way the paradoxes are written into the characters. In the world the author has created, there are forces of light and darkness, of good and evil, and it is interesting how they can co-exist in a person. The characters are multidimensional and sophisticated in an elaborate kind of way. Apart from the lead characters, readers will enjoy the parts played by the beloved of the heroine, Teague Beltran, and Morgan. There are twists that readers won’t see coming, like Mirana discovering the power from Without by unwittingly claiming the Aspects of Bartus. The narrative is filled with action and readers will love watching the protagonist grow through moments of uncertainty to strength and certitude. But an explosive twist comes from her relationship with her mentor, Tetric. Trine Fallacy is cunningly plotted and the characters leap off the pages majestically and with authenticity. The world the author has created is filled with magic and it will absorb fans of fantasy.