Series: Prophecy of the Sisters 2
German \ Paperback, 412 pages
Debut: August 1, 2010
Read: Nov 18, 2013-Feb 12, 2014
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 112
Well, that was definitively better than the first installment. This time, there was an actual journey, an adventure, with some action and blood and sweat and pain. Not that there wasn't any pain in Prophecy of the Sisters, but this time was still a little different. Predictable to some points, but still okay. Overall, there was a better balance of information, frame plot and action.
Alice wasn't present so much herself, pulling the strings, and I guess that's why I was even more shocked by the traitors who showed they true faces. Moreover, the souls power which was only some unknown power looming over everything in the first installment finally became a face, a calculatable reach, and I don't have this desperate feeling that they are unbeatable anymore. However, that feeling of hope and assurance for Lia and her keys might only stem from the fact that neither Alice nor Samael were participating in the match this time around, since they are on a whole other level yet again, a scary level. I'm pretty sure they'll be back even more fearsome in the last installment.
As far as love goes, this was way better, too. Dimitri was right off more sympathetic than James, at least after the first encounter which made my eyes roll. There was a bit of insta-love, and I just dislike this kind of thing. Just because someone looks good they don't make you all week in the knees. *sigh* However, if you leave out this first scene, their development was pretty good. It didn't feel rushed either with the free spirit of Altus about them. Well, it's not sure yet if she will ultimately chose Altus and Dimitri, but I have a solid feeling she will. She definitvely felt better in the lose, lively regulations of Altus than she did among the strict rules of society at that time, plus they also apply for James and he would feel weirded out by Altus and its "low standards". I don't think he'd like the new, open-minded Lia. With Dimitri you get more the feeling he loves her unconditionally, especially after that last act he pulled at the end of the book.
Well, while I already have a made my choice, the end result is officially still the open. The same goes for the prophecy, but considering that we'll most likely have a happy ending, the world will not go to hell this time around, either. And maybe we're very lucky and Alice will survive and find back to herself, the way Sonia did. Who knows who of th keys will still be left over? And while I believe Lia will survive, I don't think she could just go back into society like nothing ever happened. Something big like this.. it leaves marks, especially since she has lost loved ones in the process. So while a part of her might wish she'd never found out, never had been part of this, at the end of the day she'll be the new Lady of Altus, living the rest of her days happily with Dimitri while she leaves James in his bubble of ignorance for his own sanity.
Now, let's find out how close to the 10 I hit. 😉
Area Scan: Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Heroes: 4/5 -- Sidekicks: 3/5 -- Villains: 4/5 -- Romance: 3/5 -- Drama: 3.5/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 3/5 -- Humor: 3/5 -- Idea: 3.5/5