Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunrise by Arshad Ahsanuddin review

Sunrise (Pact Arcanum)
5 stars

Sunrise (Pact Arcanum) by Arshad Ahsanuddin is the second book of the Pact Arcanum series.   It is actually a prequel to the first book Sunset (Pact Arcanum).  This book goes more in depth into how Ana, Rory, Take, Nick, and Scott become meta humans.  There are some passages that will be very familiar to anyone who has read the first book as the flashbacks from Sunset are done again in much greater depth.  There is also much more detail into the history of the world and the creation of the meta human species (Daywalker, Nightwalker, and Sentinel).  We are also shown what the Pact Arcanum is and how the ritual was used to to build the story.  Another aspect of the meta humans that is revealed is an in depth look into the creation of the Alliance and the Triumvirate.  

This books helps the readers to gain a much deeper understanding of the characters and their motivations and interactions.  I was again sucked in by the great storytelling of Arshad, in a literary world that is overflowing with vampire nonsense these books stand out as unique and worthwhile reads.  The third book Moonlight is in the last stages of editing before release and I cannot wait to see what else is in store for Nick and all the rest of the characters in this series.

Other books available:
Sunset: Pact Arcanum: Book One (Volume 1) (print)
Sunrise: Pact Arcanum: Book Two (Volume 2) (print)
Moonlight (smashwords)

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