Monday, March 18, 2013

The Shadow Wars by Rod Rees

Good morning, readers! As promised, I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Rod Rees's The Shadow Wars today. This is the second installment in Rees's Demi-Monde series (you can see my review of the first book here).


When we last left the Demi-Monde, Ella Thomas had been elevated to the position of Messiah - at least in the eyes of some Demi-Mondians - after saving the citizens of Warsaw by opening up the boundaries of their world. Meanwhile, the president's daughter, Norma Williams, has been captured by Aleister Crowley and a dupe personality has taken her place in the real world! Norma now finds herself trapped in a world that's in the midst of a massive war and her only hope of returning to her world is surviving what comes next.

Shadow Wars begins with a bang - a huge revelation! The Demi-Monde is not at all what we were told. Instead of a training program for soldiers, there's something much more sinister at play and the mysterious Professor Bole seems to be at its heart. Which would explain why Ella kept seeing him inside the Demi Monde in book one of the series.

Readers, while this intro does provide a good rundown of the meat of The Demi-Monde: Winter I do not suggest diving into this second installment unless you have read book one. Instead, the intro/Report to the Grand Council should serve as a little refresher for those who have already read the first book. Trust me on this - you want to read the books in order.

I'm really loving this series! I can't wait until the next book comes out (next year, I believe) to see what Rees will be throwing at his characters next.

To see more stops on the tour, check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Rees and the series, visit the book's site here. You can also visit the publisher's official page here to read excerpts (click on the book's cover or scroll down to see The Demi-Monde: Winter page as well).

Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Ooh, this series sounds EXCITING! I'll make sure to start with book one though - sounds like it makes a huge difference.

Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.