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- Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC (May 18, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 18, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KF2ETRS
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However she won’t have to choose when she finds a fissure that pulls her though time she finds herself running into someone she though she lost long ago. He also has a deep dark secret that may just change how she feels about him. Plus she’s on the run from her uncle who is determined to have her abilities even if they have to absorb them from her. Baxter is going to have to figure out a way home without getting caught by her uncle. She will needs to save Jake, and figure out how to fix the war that has been started.
I really enjoyed Baxters character in the first book and I feel she just keeps getting better in this one. She’s one of those characters you can connect with, her life isn’t easy but she’s doing her best. Plus she’s kind of kick ass which is another reason I enjoy her story. I like Jack but I’m not sure how I feel about them being connected as healer and Time bender but I as the book progressed I liked it more. We have a whole new selection of characters in the new chapter of Baxter’s life some I liked others not so much but I’ll let you decide.
I found Fissure captivating right from the start I was drawn into Baxter’s story as it continues from the first book. The author has taken the time travel concept but put her own unique spin, creating a whole world for Baxter full of beings that go bump in the night. Fissure is an action packed mixture of paranormal, mystery, secrets, and good vs evil. I like the idea that everyone has their own unique abilities some defensive and other offensive it keeps the characters fascinating. I feel like the author did a great job creating characters we can connect with and I was cheering her own through the book. Baxter is one of my favorite characters in fiction she's unique but I just can't seem to get enough of her. Like the first book Fissure is a well written story, one that flows from start to finish I was easily drawn in losing all track of time. My only complaint is that I don’t have the next one, and have to wait to see what’s going to happen to Baxter next. This is one of my favorite must read series if you like the paranormal I highly suggest you check it out.
Book #2: Chronicles of the Interred
Rating: 4/5 stars
**Contains spoilers for book one, Interred**
Fissure, round two of the Chronicles of the Interred opens dramatically and just shortly after the ending of Interred. The dramatic, decisive and, seriously ugly battle at the end of Interred has left Baxter with chunks of her memory completely gone, her healer, Jack in the hospital fighting for his life, her family dead and, a growing sense of distrust regarding everyone in her life. Additionally, Baxter is still trying to come to terms with the fact that she is THE time bender, the one everyone wants to control, protect or kill. Finally, there is the small matter of Baxter’s powers growing almost exponentially.
In an effort to save herself and those she cares for, Baxter has done a considerable amount of time travelling and the consequences of those actions are starting to appear. With little to guide her, Baxter has relied on her instincts and a few close and trusted friends to help her make decisions; decisions that have altered not just the past but the present and future as well. The world is a mess and the remaining members of the English Council are doing all they can to protect Baxter and her powers. Chaffing at the confinement and her lack of ability to help, Baxter begins to hatch plans that will right the wrongs of both the past and the present. To do so, she will need every bit of her strength and an expanded willingness to trust. As with Interred, Fissure is packed full of information, events and, characters. In fact, this character-driven read is so packed with faces – new and old – that I had to make myself a list. Here’s the skinny, in alphabetical order:
Aaron: an incredibly powerful Time Bender whose two missions in life (and other lives) include protecting Baxter and killing every incarnation of Declan.
Andrew: Baxter’s dad who is ALIVE and well and living in 1974. Andrew is a powerful being with time bending (wait till you find out how he got those powers!), absorbing and, necromancer powers.
Annabel: one seriously bad-a*& chick; she is Moira’s daughter, Jack’s half-sister, Nicholas’s girlfriend and the only female Warrior.
Bryan: Baxter’s uncle and brother to Andrew; there is truly nothing in the world I can say about this character that is even remotely close to nice. You’ll hate him too, don’t worry
Dare: Sister to Zachary and long-time friend to Baxter though Baxter cannot recall their friendship; Dare is fierce and loyal with some awesome Elemental abilities. She is Xavier’s girlfriend.
Declan: Yes, that rat bastard is still around and his intentions are less than honorable in every timeline he is a part of.
Jack: Baxter’s healer and boyfriend depending on the timeline. Jack’s a Warrior with a fierce loyalty to Baxter; he is the half sibling of Annabel and like her, always willing to put his life on the line.
Nicolas: a French Warrior assigned to be Baxter’s guardian in the absence of her parents. He is Annabel’s boyfriend and once all Hell breaks loose, sides with the English Council and never abandons his post as Baxter’s guardian.
Xavier: a Lycan with some seriously cool Elemental powers; boyfriend to Dare.
Zachary: brother to Dare and Baxter’s boyfriend depending on the timeline. Zachary is likely a true blue character but some of his actions are a bit sketchy.
To say that the cast of characters is extensive doesn’t really come close. The above list is partial and necessary since many of the characters appear in multiple timelines and as older and/or younger versions of themselves. This is a strong cast but with so many people in so many places and times, I often found it difficult to keep track of everyone. Additionally, there is a ton of action in this read: portals are constantly being opened and characters being sucked in, characters are dying (or not!), Baxter is constantly taking in new information about the past, present and future and, everything is changing at every turn of the page.
The Bottom Line: While I still certainly enjoyed this read I also found it a bit frustrating. I’m a pretty astute reader and can follow a lot of wonkiness but there is just so much going on in this read with so many different people and events that I found myself somewhat frustrated. Keeping track of the constantly shifting plans due to new information gathered from older/younger characters in various timelines became tedious at some point and I found myself having to slow down, re-read and shift through a lot of information to be sure I understood. Does this mean I am done with this series? Hell no!! I am drawn to character-driven reads and this series is certainly that but, I do sincerely hope that some of the things that frustrated me with this read will be resolved in later reads.