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The Starfarer (The Araloka Chronicles Book 2) by Petra Landon

The Rainmaker (Saga of the Chosen Book 2) by Petra Landon

As they race to untangle the past and thwart a power-hungry Wizard, Tasia must face her toughest decision yet. Can she take a leap of faith and risk her deadliest secret?

Tasia Armstrong is no longer a nondescript, friendless and naïve Wizard flying under the radar on the fringes of Chosen society. With her fate now publicly entwined with that of a powerful Shifter Pack, she must navigate the minefield of Pack politics while keeping her secrets and cover safe from the Chosen who hunt her. With a Pack to defend her, a powerful Alpha to protect her interests and friends to watch her back, her life is a far cry from before. But living with the Shifters holds new challenges for a Chosen more used to the shadows.

The stakes have never been higher as old fault lines, long-buried secrets, Wizard dysfunction, and Lady Bethesda’s ruthless machinations draw the Chosen ever closer to a civil war. While Tasia grapples to avoid the pitfalls and confront her demons, it is an unlikely nemesis who forces her to face her moment of truth. Tasia finds herself at the crossroads - at stake are her carefully constructed house of cards and her tangled relationship with the man who holds her enemies at bay. Will Tasia risk opening Pandora’s Box or will she disappear into the shadows again?
Source: I received a free copy of this book with the option of posting a review.
Genre: Fantasy, supernatural-paranormal, urban
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: March 30, 2018
Series: Saga of the Chosen

Review

I really thought the first book in the series, The Prophecy, was fab-u-lous (the word "fabulous" is hyphenated to emphasize the book's fabulousness)!

Before I get too far into the review, I want to let you in on a secret: I was absolutely sure that one of the characters that readers see frequently in the first book was one of the siblings foretold in the Prophecy. Whilst reading The Rainmaker, I discovered how very, very wrong I was. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. I'm keeping my eye on you from here on out, Ms. Landon!

All fun aside, let's get down to business...

Be prepared to stay up all night because you aren't going to want to put this book down! For better or worse, Tasia is part of the Pack and the political intrigue achieves new heights as alliances are formed, gauntlets are thrown down, and members of the Pack speculate on which Pack member Tasia is going to bond with. To make things even more interesting, we learn a little bit more about the ever-elusive Prophecy that foretold all of the events that are unfolding before our eyes.

If political intrigue in Shifter and Chosen society isn't up your alley, then maybe the hints Landon drops about Tasia's origins will. Tasia is definitely a powerful Wizard, but there's something else lurking within her that yearns to be free. I have a theory but I'm going to keep it to myself because: 1) it could be a spoiler, 2) I'm just mean like that, and 3) I could be wrong.

However, there's more to it than the political intrigue and Tasia discovering more about herself, there's the romantic tension that was building between Tasia and the Pack's Alpha. They both realize that there's chemistry in their relationship, but will they be able to admit it to themselves or each other? If they do, what happens?

I have to hand it to Landon, she has woven a fascinating tale that grabbed me from the first page and left me wanting more at the end. The Rainmaker is a must-have for fans of supernatural fantasy with tantalizing bits of sexual tension thrown in. It will leave you wanting more, without disappointing you!

About Petra Landon

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Petra has always possessed a very active imagination. One inherited from her father. Or so she believes. As a child, her father would regale her with fantastic tales of creatures and beasts that lived amidst them. While invisible to her, they were in regular communication with her father. Or so she was told. He built an imaginary world for her that she reveled in for most of her early childhood. He also helped inculcate a love of books in her. As she grew older, her reading list broadened to include anything and everything she could lay her hands on. Her first apartment after college was carefully selected on the basis of its proximity to book shops and the local library. Over the years, no matter how busy life got, Petra would always have a stack of books by her bedside, to be read during moments snatched from her studies, her job and other activities of life. She has a secondary passion that she built a career on. For years, she would imagine stories and tales in her head, sometimes sketching out detailed characters and events. Inspiration would come from traveling, reading a great book, watching a fun movie or TV show or even just a conversation. Occasionally, if she felt let down by the ending of a promising book, she would imagine an alternative and more satisfactory ending for herself.

Then a few years ago, she started jotting down little snippets of stories every now and then, mainly to stop obsessing over them. Eventually, encouraged by her husband, she embarked on a mission – to write a short story. Though she worked long and hard at it, the short story never did get completed. Once she started writing in earnest, even a few stolen hours a week, the stories kept pouring out of her. She found that the labor and discipline of putting her thoughts down on paper could not keep up with her active imagination. Before long, she had compiled a list of novels in various stages of completion, but none complete. What she needed, she told herself, was discipline. It took her another year to complete her first book, The Mercenary, primarily because she could never quite banish the other story ideas that seemed to pop up in her head at regular intervals. The book, a tale set in a world far away, belongs to the Science Fiction genre. Her husband, encouraging as always, advised her to complete her half-written Urban Fantasy novel and publish that first, suggesting that the genre of Urban Fantasy might enjoy a wider audience.

For Petra, it has been a long journey and a dream decades in the making to come to this point. She’s very excited and a tad anxious to finally publish her first book. She very much hopes that people love her quirky characters and vivid stories as much as she loved putting them down on paper.

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