Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council’s reach. As long as they believe she’s dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable.
When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn’t need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she’ll fight to the death. He’s threatened the people she loves.
It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council’s oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.
|Children of the Gods #2
Uprising by Jessica Therrien
The second book in the Children of the Gods series, Uprising by Jessica Therrien keeps up the action from the first book. Elyse, now on the run with William and accepting her role as “the chosen one,” learns to fight and strategize war plans. The war begins to brew and pieces snap into place.
The pacing is great. We see that time passes as Elyse learns to defend herself so that when she does, it isn’t overnight or a surprise. BUT, at the same time, we don’t see the monotony of it, thanks to Therrien’s fantastic writing. What we do see if Elyse, though combat ready, continue trying to be the pacifist healer she was born to be. We see a prophecy come true.
I can’t go into the story too much without spoiling it but I absolutely loved it. It felt like a natural continuation to the first book and the ending shocked me. I have no idea where the third book will go from where we ended in this book. I have so many questions. I’ll probably try to do a spoiler vlog for it.
Definitely must read if you’ve picked up Oppression because Uprising by Jessica Therrien just continues to be excellent.