|I recommend this book|
So this is the sequel to Coyotes Creed, and like most sequels, it wasn't as good. Don't get me wrong, it was still pretty epic, especially at the end, but it didn't hold my attention as well as the first one did. I find this to be true for most sequels so I'm really not that disappointed.
For me the biggest disappointment is that this book has a different main character. I liked Spencer (the first books main character) a lot and the story just wasn't the same without him. I really care about Spencer and what happens to him so to open it and discover it was about James Black instead was kind of a let down. Spencer did however pop up a few times during the story so it made it better, but I found myself looking for him instead of James.
So if it's not about Spencer then what is it about you ask? A young sorcerer named James Black. And James is plagued with the task of ending the world, but not really ending it at all. It's complicated. While this is going on James finds himself in love with Cale. And I ship them so hard it hurts. The book is a lot less gay porn and a lot more plot this time around. I don't know how I feel about that. Lightning Rod is faced paced and has a pretty gripping ending.
I do think this book is really well written, like the first one, and has a good plot. I would recommend it just as I recommended the first one but I would be cautious as you read it. Don't get your hopes up. I'm looking forward to reading the next book and I cant wait to see more of Spencer. And I'm even happy to be seeing more of James because by the end of the book I did care about him, not as much as Spencer, but I still cared. So when he was hurting at the end I was hurting. I think that's the way it should be. When you can empathize with the characters then you know the author has done their job correctly.
|I give this book three and half stars|