Oubliette by Megg Jensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.
Obliette is the second book in the Cloud Prophet Trilogy and picks up right where Anathema leaves off. Reychel finds herself in the Southern Kingdom with Nemison's daughter Krissen. Nemison was left behind on the other side of the portal in the Northern Kingdom and Reychel is on her own and unsure who to trust.
I love the world that Jenson has created as well as the new characters that have been introduced. However, Krissen goes beyond getting on my nerves. She is the princess and prone to tantrums but her mood swings make me want to find her some medication. The other characters are much more interesting and the intrigue definitely adds to the story. Nothing is as it really seems and just when you think you have it figured out you find you have it all wrong.
Its true that Reychel is a bit naive and it seems like everyone, especially the headstrong princess, is taking advantage of her. But you must remember that she hasn't lived out in the world long and her knowledge and judge of human nature is limited.There was one thing about this part of her story that didn't seem right to me. She spent a good deal of her time pouring over the journals of the first prophet. However, she spent the biggest part of her life as a slave. Who taught her to read? What purpose would it have served to educate slaves? She wasn't born knowing how so how did she read all those journals?
Overall, I loved the book. If you enjoyed Anathema you should continue with Obliette. This is a fun series, if you like fantasy this is a good one to pick up.
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