Promise of Mercy (book review)
Promise of Mercy was written by Kurt D. Springs. It is the second book in his Dreamscape Warriors series. This post has been organized by iRead Book Tours. I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
Deirdre watched as Marisa turned and looked at her. She was shocked when she saw the child in her enemy’s arms. The Gothowan woman turned away to shield the child. Deirdre saw the child’s face. The child was looking right at her. Her expression was more curious than frightened. Deirdre knew she could take the fugitive without touching the child. She reoriented her aim, and her finger began to tighten.
It is twenty-five years after the events of Price of Vengeance. Deirdre and her sisters have returned to their home planet of Etrusci after completing their training with the Finnian Shock Forces. Their homecoming plans are disrupted when their mother, High Priestess Celinia, and other leaders of the clergy are taken hostage, and their father, Colonel Liam O’Connor, disappears. In their desperate search for their father, they discover that the Rebellion is secretly building weapons that could end civilization as they know it.
Meanwhile, Liam has been befriended by a Rebel war criminal, a woman Deirdre has sworn to kill. Will Deirdre cast herself into the role of judge, jury, and executioner, or will she discover the promise of mercy?
Such a great continuation from Price of Vengeance! I love that it was 25 years after the first book. I also love that while the author did continue with a focus on Liam (who is a pretty awesome character), he added the story following his 4 children. Liam's triplet daughters were pretty bad-ass. Deirdre, Aisling, and Bayvin were so different... while being similar and complimentary to one another. And, while their brother Aiden was younger... he was really coming into his own before the end of the book. They're all really deep and well thought out characters. I wish there had been more time to get to know each of them more.
I can absolutely see that this series could go on in a number of directions by still following Liam, or any number of characters. Without a doubt... we need to see where Gayla's story takes her. There's no doubt she needs to come back into contact with Liam... as well as Deirdre.
About the author:
Kurt D. Springs is presently an adjunct professor of anthropology and archaeology in New Hampshire. He holds a PhD. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Literature in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School. His main area of interest is megalithic landscapes in prehistoric Ireland. He also reviews science fiction and fantasy on his blog Kurt’s Frontier.