Monday, April 27, 2009

A Magic Of Nightfall by S.L. Farrell

A Magic of Nightfall by S.L. Farrell is the second book in his fantasy series, The Nessantico Cycle. 25 years after the events in the first book, A Magic of Twilight, a boy king, Audric ca'Dakwi, rules over Nessantico with the advice of Regent Sergei ca'Rudka. He is the grandson of the legendary Kraljica Marguerite ca'Ludovici. But, Audric has a serious illness and there are those who wish for his death, leaving the Sun Throne open for claiming. The Holdings has split and the Concenzian Faith has two different rulers, each claiming the other to be illegitimate. In Nessantico's main rival, the city of Firenzcia, dispute over who shall be the next Hirzg has created a dangerous sibling rivalry. Ana ca'Seranta rules as Archigos in Nessantico while Semini ca' Cellibrecca claims the same title in Brezno. The Numetodo are accepted and respected in Nessantico while in Brezno they are viewed as vile heretics. Here lies one of the main difficulties in creating a united faith. Allesandra ca'Vorl, forgotten daughter of Hirzg Jan, plots and schemes for both her son's and her own sake, and the Tehuantin warriors thirst for revenge. Unexpected twists and assasinations will forever change the course of Nessantican history and its people.

The characters in A Magic of Nightfall by S.L. Farrell are believable and amazingly real to the reader. I enjoyed reading this book very much and would recommend it to almost anyone. There are points where I lost interest, but they were few and far between. I specifically liked how the author made each chapter about one particular person and their own experiences. It helped me connect with the character a lot better than if he had done it differently. The unexpected decisions of many of the characters and their flaws made them stand out to me and seem more real. S.L. Farrell did an amazing job with this book and it will always stand out to me.

I gave this book a Content Rating of 2 because there are certain implications and descriptions that may not be suitable for some readers. Whether or not this book would be appropriate depends on the maturity of the reader.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Braintree, Massachusetts United States of America