The third in her series, "Aramaya" is by the best work is best work by author Jane Routley. Like the rest of her novels, it does feature a plot which can drag (although this is a huge improvement over the plot in books 1 and 2) and an extremely sudden and simple ending.
The body of this work is much more interesting. In book three, Dion the mage heads back to her people's homeland, Aramaya, which she has never been too. Recently divorced she is romantically susceptible to the charms of a handsome prince and fellow necromancer fighter. Really though, she crossed the ocean looking for her niece, who's face showed up in a holographic image she saw back at home. Since this niece was last seen and heard of with some connection to Dion's own haunting demon, she has to track down the girl, kill the demon (or banish it again) and save the day. Pretty typical work for Dion really.
The main part of the book is really very good, and the ending just happens all of a sudden, with everything being huncky dorey pretty easily and with minimal conflict. This author doesn't seem to be able to pull of a good ending, although in her next novel "The Three Sisters" under the name Rebecca Locksley, the ending more subtly played out. That book takes place 400 years earlier in the same world.
This was better than the first two books, so four stars. But I know the author is capable of more. Perhaps her sequel to the "Three Sisters" will develop her promise.
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Aramaya (The Dion Chronicles Book 3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Jane Routley is an Australia-born writer who mader her litery debut with Mage Heart, followed by its sequel, Fire Angels. She divides her time between her native land and Copenhagen, Denmark. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B07N2MWCJV
- Publisher : Clan Destine Press (1 November 2014)
- Language: : English
- File size : 456 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 462 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 330,467 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
4.6 out of 5
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