The World of Helm Filled With Wondrous Creatures
Verity Is Back In Action In Book 2
Helm: a world so different from the human world. In Helm Abomination, you will find handsome hunky male fairies and the new Veil-Seer is the female in this all male world. What more could a girl want! Get ready for a look into author Gryffyn Phoenix’s world of Helm; full of secrets, mysteries, evil, riddles, and half-truths.
HELM ABOMINATION, STORY LINE:
Verity as the new veil-seer has new responsibilities and a ripening desire for Haydn; Haydn is the Leader of Helm. Teenage hormones are raging as Verity and Haydn fight against the attraction and Verity learns to battle in this strange world as the veil-seer.
Verity finds Helm shrouded in mystery; everyone seems to know something about the veil-seer prophesy and Haydn, everyone except Verity. What is the secret and why does everyone speak in riddles and half-truths?
Come along as Verity discovers the mysteries and secrets.
HELM ABOMINATION, CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
Author Phoenix skillfully developed Verity character in this book. I loved Verity’s snarky nature along with the characteristics of being all girly, but with the ability to hold her own in this male dominated world. Verity’s quips and snarks are priceless. Ms. Phoenix lets Verity be a normal teenager with all the hormones, drama, and first love which that age experience; however Verity is fighting for the life of Helm and has great responsibility and perhaps great sorrow.
Furthermore, Ms. Phoenix creation of Helm and Haven, the politics and history, was very intriguing. The prophesy and the secrets of Helm are revealed to Verity a little at a time. As a result, I found the revelation of the secrets well done as Ms. Phoenix kept the intrigue and suspense at high-peak. I found myself engrossed and full of questions in this world.
I found Haydn’s character is a hunky and sigh worthy. He is a teenager with the world on his shoulders; carrying secrets and mysteries beyond his years. Ms. Phoenix masterfully developed Haydn character to a mature young man who understands his place in the prophesy.
The world Ms. Phoenix created is fascinating; it is full of witches, dwarfs, fairies, monsters, and many other wonderful creatures and a very different nature world. Her descriptions are vivid and detailed and the mingling of these complex characters into the human world was skillfully done and interesting. Of course, all good stories, must have a worthy villain and Cass fills the bill admirably. As a result, she is one of those characters you love to hate; I found myself wanting to shake her like a baby rattle.
Also, Ms. Phoenix had many threads to bring together in this story which she wove together masterfully. You will laugh and cry in this story as Ms. Phoenix infused this book with lots of emotion. Verity and Haydn try to sustain the world of Helm and Haven and come to terms with their feelings for each other. Are they destined to be together or is fate and the prophesy working against them? Sorry, you will have to read the book to find out all answers to the secrets, mysteries, and outcome of all.
In conclusion, I found the pacing in Helm Abomination steady from beginning to end and it did not lag. Helm Abomination will keep your interest to the last page. Although this is book 2 in the series, it is a standalone. I do suggest you read book 1, to order to submerge yourself in the complex world of Haven and Helm and the continuing characters which appear in each book.
HELM ABOMINATION, RECOMMENDATION: 4 STARS
In conclusion, I must say, fantasy/sci-fi books are not my usual reads, however, I found I liked this book. I plan to read book 1 and look forward to more from Ms. Phoenix in this series. I recommend this book to anyone that likes a solid well-written story-line by a talented author.
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