November 26, 2021 by ceresbooksworld
The Rot by Siri Pettersen
Book two in Ravenring
Publisher : Arctis
Publication date : October 5th, 2021
Source : eArc via Netgalley
Rating : 4 hearts
Book Two in Siri Pettersen’s epic fantasy trilogy – The Raven Rings – at last comes to the U.S. after taking European audiences by storm.
To protect her homeland of Ym, Hirka left it behind. She traveled through the raven rings, a stone circle that can be used as a portal, to an unfamiliar world. A world without the Might, a world where none of the people have tails, a world that seems rotten at its very core. That world is modern-day Europe.
Hirka was supposed to fit in with humans here. And her departure was supposed to be save Ym from the invasion of the blind. Yet none of that has happened. Instead, Hirka finds herself just as much of an outsider among the humans as she was among ymlings—even more so when she discovers that she has blood of the blind running through her veins. Meanwhile back in Ym, Rime—now the Ravenbearer—is fighting an ongoing battle against the blind, not to mention against his fellow Councilors, as well as with his own despair over losing Hirka.
Separated by worlds, unsure who to trust, and hunted for reasons they cannot understand, both Hirka and Rime must find a way to stop a thousand-year-old evil from destroying not only Ym, but every world in existence.
Hirka is now in the human world, she has to learn a new language, she also discovers all the human technology. However, she is not safe in this world and she will have to find new allies.
For his part, Rime must come to terms with the fact that he is now part of the council and must save his world and protect it from the evil people of the council.
I enjoyed this book as it made us see the human world through the eyes of an outsider. I thought Hirka had grown up a lot, I don’t know yet if that’s a good thing or not but I hope it is.
Rime also grew up, unfortunately I don’t think he made the right choice and I’m not sure Hirka forgives him easily.
Anyway, this second volume was very interesting and I can’t wait to read the final volume which is already in my TBR.
Quick Word: A second volume that takes us through worlds.
Hirka est désormais dans le monde des humains, elle doit apprendre une nouvelle langue, elle découvre aussi toute la technologie humaine. Cependant, elle n’est pas en sécurité dans ce monde et elle va devoir trouver de nouveaux alliés.
De son côté Rime doit se faire à l’idée qu’il fait désormais parti du conseil et qu’il doit sauver son monde et le protéger des personnes mal intentionnées du conseil.
J’ai bien aimé ce livre qui nous fait voir le monde humain à travers les yeux d’une étrangère. J’ai trouvé qu’Hirka avait beaucoup murit, je ne sais pas encore si c’est une bonne chose ou non mais j’espère que oui.
Rime aussi à grandit, malheureusement je ne pense pas qu’il ait fait le bon choix et je ne suis pas sûre que Hirka lui pardonne facilement.
En tout cas, ce deuxième tome était très intéressant et j’ai hâte de lire le tome final qui est déjà dans ma TBR.
En bref : Un second tome qui nous fait traverser les mondes.
About the author
Siri was born in 1971, under the northern lights of Norway, with a severely overactive imagination. It survived countless attacks from the outside world, rendering her an expert escapist, frolicking in a wide range of media: Design, web, comics, illustration, animation and text. Anything for a good story. In 2002 she won a national comic contest with “Anticlimax”, the comic strip that made her “Newcomer of the year” in the Norwegian Sproing Awards. Siri has worked as an Art Director for many years, but she is now writing full time, devoted to her fantastical worlds.