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Chaos closes the Guards of the Shadowlands with a satisfying conclusion and plenty of action. Those who liked the first book especially will appreciate that most of Chaos takes place off Earth in the afterlife realms.
Story: Juri has stolen Malachi's body and sent the guard to the Mazakin City - a place of endless torture by the entrapped Mazakin beaasts. Desperate to get Malachi back, Lela makes a deal with the Judge - she'll go to the Mazakin dome, kill the queen, and destroy the portal. Once that's done, she can have Malachi back. Ana, still bitter over the loss of Takashi, goes with Lela. But what the women find there is more than just Malachi - it is a land of horrors revisted daily and with no escape - for eternity. Armed with on a few weapons, going up against a whole city, allies will betray, enemies become friends, and lost lovers reunited.
Chaos was a very good read - the action was nearly non stop. I greatly appreciated how author Sarah Fine allowed the story to unwind slowly, without what could have been a very cliche "go in, kick butt, save hero, save world, escape." She escalates the action at each step, with plenty of twists and turns, discoveries and battles. Just when you think the battle is over, something new happens or Lela and her crew have an all new battle on their hands.
We get a lot of insight on a lot of the characters - from Lela's mother, Takashi's previous life, even more about Malachi, who suffers quite a bit in this novel. This really is Lela's story though - she drives all the action and does a lot of the saving. Malachi and crew spend much of the book either injured or out of the action. So here we truly have a heroine who is her own action hero.
I listened to the audible version and thought the narrator did an ok, but not great, job. She had the right age sounding voice but the accents, from Japanese to Spanish, all tended to sound like bad Transylvania accent from a Vampire movie.
This was definitely the best book in the series and worth the read to the end.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Chaos to be better than the print version?
Yes! I'm a print book kinda girl but the audio version just does something for this book! I love it!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Chaos?
Lela's choice towards the end and Malachi's reaction.
Also when Lela finds Malachi. That tore my heart apart!
Which scene was your favorite?
The last. It was long long long over due!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Love can be pure hell
Any additional comments?
This story. Oh my goodness! I hate this was the last book but it was a perfect ending to a fantastic ride!!
In this book we are now in pure hell. The Mazakin dome. Lela and Ana must find Malachi, kill the queen and destroy the portal. But doing all this has alot of dips along the way. They find friends in places they never expected to find, and Ana is finally reunited with her lover. This story is filled with a lot of butt kicking, action and love. Lela is a heroine to rival all heroines in this story-line. Yea she gets hurt alot as usual but she still kicks butt and takes names! The way this story grows and teaches us about each of the characters and their back story is fantastic! It ties everything together and also makes you love characters you otherwise wouldn't care about. The battle scenes are epic and the love scenes are tender. I would love if this story became a movie!
Full of spirit, vitality and adventure. I enjoyed the narrator's use of language, dialect control and use of slang.
enjoyed this book but I didn't feel that the ending was quite right some how