“Arise” by Eric Lahti is an original and fast paced fantasy thriller. It is told to us by one of the main characters, Steven, as you’d imagine he’d tell us or his friends over a pint of beer: Down to earth and with a good sense of humour (there are some great one-liners in this.)
After ‘it’ happens Steven reunites with Eva and Jessica in a battle against the evil forces. A country in chaos and some tough enemies are to be fought. I don’t want to spoil the plot so I will only say that the book is fast paced and action packed with romance, magic and paranormal beings. For me the most interesting aspect were those beings and the magic powers of some of the characters; very original and a fascinating premise for a story. This should do well with fans of the genre.