Thursday, September 8, 2016

[Review] The Rhodi Saga


The Rhodi Saga

by Megan Linski

Publish date: September 4, 2016
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, YA
Rating: 3.5/5

Goodreads summary

Rhodi's Light (Book 1)

Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.

These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.

Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?

The first installment in the epic fantasy series by bestselling author Megan Linski, Rhodi’s Light is an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers begging for more.

Rhodi Rising (Book 2)

Forced into hiding.
Desperate to find their masters.
In the past few months since the attack on their home, twin assassins Dylan and Devin have grown restless. With the Rhodi facing extinction, they search for their masters Talidin and Tavana, only to discover they’ve gone missing. With nowhere to turn, the twins seek help from a pair of mysterious spies, only to find the trail gone cold, marked by hints of torture and destruction.

Dylan and Devin piece together the events that led to the disappearance of their fellow Rhodi. As their enemies close in for the kill, Dylan discovers that some things are impossible for a Rhodi…but not for a tigress.

The stakes and romance are heightened in this epic dystopian sequel to Rhodi’s Light. Bestselling author Megan Linski brings readers a young adult fantasy with magic, mystery, and an epic adventure that races quickly to a breathless conclusion.

Rhodi's Lullaby (Book 3)

Cities burn.
Governments fall.
Lives are lost in a desperate the Rhodi are losing.

The world has been devastated by the tyranny of the Red Huntress. To save Crescentia, Dylan and Devin attempt to decipher the mystery of the ancient letter their ancestors left behind, the only hope of salvation for their kind. Dylan continues to fight foes both on the battlefield and within her own mind, all while wrestling with the confused feelings she has for Enfys, the alluring spy who has become devoted to her cause.

In the epic conclusion to the thrilling Rhodi Saga, one brave warrior will stand in the way of corruption, to take place before her destiny…or her death.

Rhodi’s Lullaby is the third installment in the suspenseful young adult dystopian series fans and critics are calling an original masterpiece in the epic fantasy genre.

Rhodi’s Light and Rhodi Rising are also available. Catch up on the entire series today!

My thoughts

The Rhodi Saga is like a cross between fantasy novel and a superhero comic. Here were have the story of four super individuals, or Rhodis as they call themselves. Young twins, Dylan and Devin, after losing their parents manage to find their way to the last Rhodi warriors, Talidin and Tavana, who are also twins. Under their tutelage they begin to hone their skills to become the next generation of warrior. Devin thrives in their new environment, but Dylan struggles with the pressure. 

What I liked most about Dylan's character is that's she's very flawed. She's surly, she's combative and she's angry at the world. But underneath it all, she's just scared of losing the new family she's made just like she lost her parents. It make for a compelling character who you just want to root for. 

I really liked the relationship between all four characters. They managed to build their own little family, even though some of them butted heads from time to time. Each character grew into their respective roles throughout the novel.

My one gripe about The Rhodi Saga is that I feel the description is misleading. It makes is seem like Dylan is the main character, when in fact it's really four character and four points of view. I'm one of those people that actually doesn't really like multiple POVs, so I like to know beforehand what I'm getting in to. But in the end, all the characters were likeable and each perspective was important to the story.  

The overall writing to the story was good, I didn't notice any glaring errors that take away from the story and it gets better and the novel goes on. Final rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars with a recommendation to definitely read. The best part is that it's available on Kindle Unlimited, if you have it. 

** I was provided a copy of this book in return for an honest review

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About Megan Linski

Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan.

Megan Linski also writes under the pen name of Natalie Erin for the Creatures of the Lands Series, co-authored with Krisen Lison.

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