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Sara's Review: The Plan Commences (The Rising #2) by Kristen Ashley


PUBLISHER: Audible Original

NARRATOR: Liz Thompson, Dina Pearlman, Stella Bloom

Joniece Abbott Pratt, Esther Wane, Gemma Dawson

Robin Miles, Clara Francesca, Lance Greenfield, Jakobi Diem, Ralph Lister, John Hartley, Rupert Channing, Sarah Coomes

RELEASED: December 17, 2019

GENRE: Fantasy, Romance

LENGTH: 23 hours 17 minutes

FORMAT: Audible







Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.

This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake...


Having a previous book to familiarize myself with all the characters, and there are MANY, it got easier to navigate this audiobook.

I do still feel this would be a better read, just because of how intricate it is. However, once you get used to the switching of POV and the voices, it gets easier. I still wish one narrator took on one-voice vs. the entire chapter. I think it would have made the series more natural to follow. Nevertheless, that’s my preference for audiobooks.

The Plan Commences again follows all of the characters but mainly revolves around True and Farah as they get to know each other.

I will admit I didn’t care for True much at first, but he has grown on me. We also see more of the characters from the original books Fantasy Land.

Plots are unfolding, and the men who are plotting to bring forth the beast are making their plays, as our heroes and heroines are working towards the prophecy to save the world.

There is a lot of twists and turns in this one, and I am having so much fun listening to it. It is just a bit hard to absorb all the nuances since each book is so long.

But I do my best.

I am giving The Plan Commences 4 Boundless stars; I am ready for the next.

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