Hobs review of Reign of Madness by Kel Kade

Reign of Madness: King’s Dark Tidings, Book 2



OK this review will be shorter than most. No that doesn’t mean I should be done now, shut up Bob!

It will be kind of short because I just reviewed book 1 a few days ago. and Much of what I liked or didn’t like is the same.  I listened to the Audiobook Narrated by Nick Podehl. He is the reason I picked up this series in the first place and he did a great job as always.  This one was a bit longer than the first coming in at a respectable 19 hrs and 20 min. It is rare that a series gets longer each book instead of shorter, But it’s almost always a good thing when it does.

I did like this one more than the first as far as plot goes. Relationships had kind of firmed up and some of the characters had matured in this second installment.  One of the group  dies though and of course it’s a woman’s  fault. Wait I didn’t mean that the way it sounded,  the women are not written that well they are all lovesick teeny boppers  that do stupid things for men..  I was in no way saying women are at fault for things usually just in this book. Seriously I love you!!!! Don’t hurt me…….

The action scenes where really good again but even more one sided. Most of this book took place at the dueling contest that the group had been traveling too in book  1. but he didn’t even break a sweat taking out every blade master in five kingdoms and that is just a bit too much  disbelief to try and suspend.  Rez actually did get hurt once. It was at the same time when the one guy died but it was because of ….. Moving on….

Final thoughts

There was plenty of action consisting of great fighting scenes. even if it did feel like Rezkin was playing with God mode on. A lot of good one-liners and running jokes kept me amused.  Still I don’t know why this book has “This book is intended for adult readers” warning on it. The plot makes it a teen book  at best and I didn’t notice anything that would make it deserve more. But you will need to judge that for yourself. Reign of Madness is going to get 4 out of 5 stars from me.

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