Oubliette

Posted 23 June 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

OublietteOubliette by Megg Jensen
Series: The Song of Eloh Saga #3
Published by 80 Pages Incorporated on 2011-05-23
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 186
Source: book tour | eBook
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From the back cover...

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From the back cover...

Reychel thought she was finally free. She was wrong. Everyone saw her gift of prophecy as a blessing, but her gift is uncontrollable. No one alive can teach her to manipulate her unique gift and the answers she needs lie buried within a madman’s journals. She’s thrust in the midst of a brewing war and the only uniting factor for her people is their belief in the Prophet.

Will Reychel learn to control her gift or will she be forced to deliver a false prophecy that could lead her people into a violent war?

My Review

Oubliette is the second novel in the Cloud Prophecy trilogy, following Anathema.  Every now and then you come across a book that just hooks you, that makes you obsess a little over it.  When you are reading it, you are in the story, and when it is over, you almost feel as if something is missing from yourself.  That is this series for me.  I love everything about it!  Oubliette continues the story of Reychel, a former slave girl who suddenly discovers that her destiny is nothing like she had believed.  This story picks up where Anathema left off and Reychel must search for answers in order to use her gift and help save her people.  This book, and the series, has everything you could want in an epic fantasy tale.  The intrigue and mystery keep you guessing throughout the story, with lots of twists and turns, many of which I had no inkling of until I turned the page and read.  There were many times that you just weren’t sure who was on what side and that definately added to the suspense of the story.

One of the things I love most about this series is the development of the characters.  The supporting characters are just as well developed as the main characters and I feel that lends to a much fuller book.  Whether you liked them or not, as a reader you are completely involved with them.  I think that is a big part of what pulls me into the author’s books.  It is definately a character-driven story for me, but in no way were the other parts of the story diminished.  The world the author created is easily visualized, which only adds to the fullness of the story.  I like that she is able to do that without overloading the reader with descriptive passages, which can take away from the pace of a good story.

My Recommendation

All in all, this is a MUST READ!! It is fantastically engaging book that I am positive you, my faithful readers, will absolutely adore as I do!

About Megg Jensen

Best-selling fantasy author. Swing dancer. Natural redhead. Total spaz. Lover of bad scifi movies, great fantasy novels, and expensive shoes.

Megg Jensen is a bestselling author of high fantasy.

No stranger to top ten lists on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore, Megg’s novels (Anathema, Oubliette, Severed, Sleepers, Afterlife, The Sundering) have garnered millions of downloads, attracting thousands of fans all over the world.

Growing up on the amazing fantasy and scifi of the 1980s, Megg’s influences include Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind. She lives in Chicago with her husband, kids, and two miniature schnauzers.

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