A Call for Brighter Days by Nupur Chowdhury
(The Aeriel Chronicles #2)
Tauheen is dead, and her followers have scattered. Some of them are now helping the vicious and deadly feather mafia hunt down their own kind.
Aeriels are being branded and killed, their wings hacked off and sold to the highest bidder on the black market.
But after a clash between the Aeriels and the mafia leaves hundreds of civilians dead, Ruban and his team must find a way to deal with this new, unfamiliar threat.
That might have been easier if Ashwin wasn’t keeping secrets of his own – alternatingly fighting the mafia and protecting them.
As the bodies pile up and the line between ally and enemy gets further blurred, Ruban must make choices and sacrifices that will shape the lives of those he loves, as well as the world around them.
What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the author, for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is the second book in The Aeriel Chronicles series, and it picks up one year after the events in the first book. I was super excited when the author reached out to me to see if I would like to read the second book in this series. I enjoyed this installment so much more than the first book in this series. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the first book, but there was something about this book that I just enjoyed much more.
If it’s not a rogue queen, it’s the Feather Mafia throwing the world into chaos. In this installment, they have to find a way to track down the heads of the Feather Mafia, so they can keep them from killing Aeriels just to harvest their feathers. Each time a mafia group attempts to take down an Aeriel there are civilian casualties, as you can imagine they do not go down easily.
I love the friendship between Ruban and Ashwin, and how they take care of Hiya. The parts of the story that have Ashwin with the children were some of my favorites. The back and forth banter between Ruban and Ashwin was just perfect. I was constantly entertained while reading this story.
I loved how these books do not end with cliffhangers and if this is the end I feel satisfied. But I am going to hold out hope for another book since this is labeled as a series.
My Rating: /5
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