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Sara's Review: The Rainmaker (Saga of the Chosen #2) by Petra Landon


PUBLISHER: Petra Landon

RELEASED: March 30, 2018

GENRE: mystery, thriller, suspense

LENGTH: 657 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback







As they race to untangle the past and thwart a ruthless enemy, Tasia must face her toughest decision yet. Can she take a leap of faith to follow her heart - and risk her deadliest secret? Tasia is no longer a nondescript, friendless and naïve Wizard on the fringes of San Francisco's Chosen community. Publicly associated with a powerful Shifter Pack, she must navigate the minefield of Pack politics while safeguarding her secrets and cover from the Chosen who hunt her. The stakes have never been higher as old fault lines, long-buried secrets, Wizard dysfunction, and Lady Bethesda's ambitions 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 walk away to disappear into the shadows again?


I voluntarily received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Rainmaker picks up almost immediately where The Prophecy left off, so this is not a standalone book and needs to be read in order.

Once again I found it helpful to read this on a Kindle with a built-in dictionary, bulwark, limpidly, opprobrium are not words I come across every day and like book one, there is liberal use of the thesaurus.

I started to see a pattern that made the book inordinately long, a key plot point would happen then they would go back and rehash it with the rest of the team, point by point. A few times would have been fine, but an entire book started to get very repetitive. Luckily Landon’s writing is excellent so even though things get repetitive; she has a way of throwing Easter eggs into the mix to keep things fresh.

I feel strongly that this book is mainly about character building and setting the players up for the future plot. There is some action but not a lot. The scheme also moves but again not a lot. What I did love was we got to see Tasia and Raoul finally start to get closer, and the attraction that was hinted at in book one finally begins to take a little shape in book 2. Tasia has so many secrets she is keeping. She is not only Keeping them from Raoul and his pack but also from us readers. I can’t wait for us to unravel them.

“This dance had begun on a moonlit room amidst a nest full of Vampires, with two Chosen fate had set on a collision course. One fated to walk in the shadows while longing for the light, and the other fated to be in the spotlight while hankering for the shadows; both a little broken in their own ways, but destined to make the other whole.”

I can’t wait to continue this series, I am so wholly committed to seeing where the mystery takes us and if Tasia and Raoul with have their happily ever after.

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