REVIEW by Dolly: The Ripple Effect (Rhiannon’s Law Series 3) by J. A. Saare (@JASaare , @fidget78 )
There is always a price to pay…
Rhiannon Murphy visited the future, witnessed hell on earth and made choices to change things for the greater good. Unfortunately there are consequences for her actions, the penalties for her interference possibly more than she can bear. Determined to sever her debt with a fallen angel, she pushes everything aside, focusing on locating Marigold Vesta’s resting place.
Until death comes knocking at her door.
When Disco’s maker arrives in New York, he resents Rhiannon on a level she can’t begin to comprehend. Yet Marius isn’t her most dangerous adversary, not by a long shot. Marius’s sire — a half-demon — is determined to see the necromancer who stunned the vampire world on her knees. If she won’t bend, he’ll do everything in his power to make her break. No price is too high, meaning no one is safe — including Disco and Paine.
Dealt a blow from which she can never recover, Rhiannon turns to the only person who can help her: the fallen angel who is relying on Rhiannon to save her soul. Bartering with a creature from Heaven is probably just as dangerous as starting a war with a demon from Hell, but with nothing to lose it’s no longer about life or death.
It’s about getting even.
An absolute must read for lovers of Urban Fantasy!!
Somehow or other I missed reviewing the first two novels in this series. I’ve read so many good books lately that I find it hard to review every single one. If I did, I would never leave this computer and I think my hubby would object to missing meals, having clean clothes and telling me I need a shower.
It felt like I waited forever for this 3rd installment in the Rhiannon’s Law Series. I think most readers feel that way when they find a series that hits all the right notes.
Needless to say, you absolutely cannot read The Ripple Effect without reading the previous two books (Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between and The Renfield Syndrome). When I started this series, the synopsis sounded wonderful and I read a few reviews at Goodreads, which were a mixed bag to say the least. So I was curious and read it anyway. Am I glad I did!!
The premise of the series is based on Rhiannon Murphy’s ability as a necromancer. She’s a bartender and is sought out by “Disco”, a vampire, to help solve the mystery of missing vampires. Thus begins her journey. First, don’t let the name Disco fool you. There’s a reason for the name and you’ll just have to read the series to find out what it is. Here’s a link for a review by a fellow Pure Textuality blogger, Laurie. She does a fantastic job reviewing Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between.
The first two books definitely lay the ground work for this one. Have you ever wondered what would happen if something that was supposed to happen, didn’t happen. Exactly. I really just said that. The Ripple Effect is a case in point. I can’t say more or I will completely ruin the whole series. I want you to read the series and not depend on my overview. It will be well worth your time and believe me, you will love it.
Okay, since I don’t want to give away the stories….mmmm. All right. Ms Saare’s writing is just wonderful. The stories are tight knit, the characters are well developed and the descriptive aspects are all top notch. I could actually feel the characters emotions while reading. I was greatly invested in the story and oh my, the characters are unbelievable. I felt like I knew them all and we were friends. Ms Saare indicated that The Ripple Effect was a bit darker than the first two and since she’s the author, she knows what she’s talking about. The darkness only added depth and feeling to this novel. I loved it. I couldn’t see how it could be written any better.
Boy, I’ve talked around in circles on this one, haven’t I? I hope I piqued your interest enough for you to give this series a try. The Rhiannon Law Series is available in many formats including Kindle and paperback.
My Rating: 4.5 Stars