Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Incorrigible: Secrets Past & Present - Part Three / Gathering by Morgen Rich

Title: Incorrigible: Secrets Past & Present - Part Three (Staves of Warrant)
Author: Morgen Rich
Source: Author Request
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: October 11, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Failing once hurts. Failing the same test again is deadly. 

GrĂ¡inne’s learned a lot, but she's under the impression that caution and diligence will pave the way for a safe return to Incorrigible. What she hasn't considered is that survival may be out of her hands. She'll have to ace a test she's failed repeatedly, and the odds don't favor her success. Neither do the forces her party's about to encounter. She'll have to dig deep into a past she can't remember or lose everything ... again. 

Gathering is Part 3 of 4 in Incorrigible: Secrets Past & Present, Book One of an epic science fantasy set in the Shifting Worlds Universe.

Part Three begins with preparations coming to a close and a migration back to Incorrigible.  It is a mix of magic, adventure, and hopes for a new future.  Grainne is becoming a good leader.  Trusting people to advise her and making smart decisions.  It certainly helps that it appears even  the goddess is on her side.  Much of this volume takes place in ships on the sea and I thought the somewhat piratey feel to the story was a nice twist.

I'm still a little confused by Lan and his motivations.  He went from being against Grainne to being with her far too fast and it still hasn't been explained.  The author has hinted at Grainne wanting explanations as well, so perhaps they will come soon.  Another hopeful ending that gives a sense of rebirth and new beginnings in the future.

So far, this has been a wonderful series.  I've enjoyed reading them spread out as serials - I think the entire story is a little too long for me to want to have it all at once.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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