Monday, September 9, 2019

Broad Plain Darkening by Clare Rhoden - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Broad Plain Darkening – Chronicles of the Pale #2

The safe world of the Pale is under threat.
Inside the policosmos, the new Regent Adaeze strives for dominance over the all-powerful Senior Forecaster, but the Pale’s humachine citizens are unaware that their city is close to collapse.
Outside on Broad Plain, the exiled human Hector undertakes a dangerous trek to find a safe haven for the orphaned twins.
How can anyone survive as their world shifts underneath them?

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My Review
Broad Plain Darkening is book two in the Chronicles of the Pale series. 

**If you have not read book one, this review may spoil some things**
Things are not looking good for the citizens of the Pale. Their city is crumbling beneath their feet. Gates won't close. Biofuel tanks are leaking. And there's a power struggle between the higher-ups who run the city. How does that all play out?
The Canini are prospering, but not as well as they once were. And with two human babies to care for, life is not all rainbows and roses. And when they discover a pack of mutated Vulpini, things go from just okay to very, very bad really quickly. 
The group of Settlers who left their city to start over are working hard to get their new town up and running. They have food, shelter, and water, but what will happen when winter hits?
The Tribes seem content, but when Hector and his two Canini friends show up looking for Feather, who is on his own quest, things get a little more interesting for them. 
There is a lot more going on in this sequel. There's more emotion, I felt (I actually teared up and shed a few of those tears while reading one scene), and I really enjoyed the new development of the characters. Hector, especially. He's questioning his very existence now. Too human for the Pale, yet not human enough for the Tribes. Or so it seems. I also liked that Feather had more of his story come to light. There's the introduction of a couple of new characters, and I really liked how they fit into the story. It'll be interesting to see how they all come together in the last book.
Broad Plain Darkening is a fascinating, thrilling read, and fans of dystopian fiction will love the world-building and clever writing.
4 stars!

Author Bio –
Clare Rhoden is a writer, speaker and reviewer inspired by politics, culture and the march of history. Her thought-provoking stories and popular characters inspire hope and optimism through challenging times, with novels ranging from wartime history to the dystopian world of the Pale.

Social Media Links –
Instagram: @clarerhodenauthor
Twitter: @ClareER

Giveaway to Win Signed Copies of all three Chronicles of the Pale books & wolf-dog toy made by Borchetta Plush Toys of Australia (Open INT)
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