For me, The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo really sets the scene for what could be a very good series.
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The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high – and low – places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious emperor, and his militaristic cabal. To restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.
When Jamie Ryan defects from the cabal, he joins his former brothers-in-arms, Basile and Kanoa, and forms a collective known as the Uprising. But when an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora, a product of Jamie’s past, he realises that the Uprising is bigger than he thought.
I really enjoyed Giacomazzo’s distinctive voice for each character, and the way this carried on through the book. I just didn’t think this book gave me enough to be really excited for the next book in the series, but I will be picking it up to see where it goes.
It just didn’t have enough detail, and was more conversational than descriptive, however this did lead to a quick read.
It is quite short, and has a good story-line, I just wish it was longer, and perhaps made into one book instead of a series. There were parts where I was itching for more information, and just didn’t get it. I do believe this will come in the next book.
The verdict is out on this one – I really enjoyed it, but wanted more information, so I’m still unsure about picking up the next book. I probably will though, because you know, books.
The Gathering, Bernadette Giacomazzo; Book Depository
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