Risen: The Battle for Darracia, by Michael Phillip Cash | Dedicated Review
The Children’s Book Review | August 22, 2014
Paperback: 272 pages
Age Range: 15 and up
Publisher: CreateSpace(June 25, 2014)
What to expect: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Seduction, Battles, Family
Risen is the third book in Michael Phillip Cash’s dramatic sci-fi trilogy, the Darracia Saga. The second book, Collision, which was filled with deception amongst the characters and took readers deeper into the solar system and the history of its inhabitant, set up this final installment to be filled with exciting action in all corners of the solar system. Fans of the series will not be disappointed.
With everyone and anyone that could possibly return peace to Darracia and its neighbors, imprisoned or considered dead, the evil Lothen appears to be completely in control of Darracia. The mood is solemn and heavy and almost everyone is feeling defeated. Hope is rare, but when it begins to shine through in a select few, those that seek peace begin to rally and the characters that readers have been rooting for since book one, Schism, truly rise. It is this key term of “rising” that drives this finale. Will they rise together? Will they rise in time?
The character development remains strong and the trait of strength amongst the female characters is dually noted. The complicated relational struggles between family members, lovers, and ranking men are certainly Cash’s strength. The many different struggles carry the story vividly forward and toward the final battle
Risen offers a well-rounded fantastical ending to a satisfyingly exciting sci-fi romp.
About the Author
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.
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