Series: Saga of the Chosen #2
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release
The Rainmaker is the second book in the Saga of the Chosen series. It picks up from where the first book ended. The story started out slow and gradually picked up the pace as the events unfolded, but do not let this discourage you because it will be worth it in the end. The slow start was necessary to prepare for the events, which were on the verge of unfolding.
The focus of this installment was on character development and setting the pace for future events. There was not a lot of action, but when it occurred, it was intense and had me eagerly expecting the outcome.
The world building is awesome, and I enjoyed every moment spent in this unique world. In the previous installment there were wizards, guardians and shifters working together to solve a twenty–five-year-old mystery. These groups rarely work well together as each saw the other as being inferior, but to stop a power- hungry Guardian from destroying their world they will set aside their differences. In this installment a faction of vampires who were considered the lowest form of Chosen because of their nature have joined in the fight against the power- hungry guardian.
I had a great time meeting the new characters and catching up with the old ones. New information is provided about the old characters allowing for a better understanding of what drove them. I loved how the new characters blended in adding to the richness of the story.
Romance is brewing and there is one couple, (Raoul and Tasia) I am hoping will move past their insecurities and fears and acknowledge their feelings for each other.
Magic featured in this segment, not too heavy, but enough to make things interesting. It was great seeing Tasia embracing her magic. More of her secrets came to light, which provided insight into the power she can wield and the threat she poses to the other Chosen.
The questions I had, which arose in the previous installment were answered. However, as the story progressed additional questions arose, which had me wondering what is in store for all the players and most importantly what is Tasia’s role in the fulfilment of the prophecy.
Now this installment at 657 pages was lengthier than the previous book. This was due to key scenes being restated to team members who may not have been present when the event occurred. This was done regularly throughout the story. I understood the need for this, but having done so often contributed to the slow pacing of the story.
Overall, this was a great addition to the series and more enjoyable that the previous book. I am curious to know what next is in store for the team and the impact the prophecy will have on the world of the Chosen.