Synopsis: Keira has been through Hell, literally..... But now she’s back, and stronger than ever!
In this second gripping installment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends – Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny – continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them.
This time, the stakes are higher – what seems to be a demon rebellion has broken out in hell and the Earth is plunged into chaos. Their problem is, no one – not even Lucifer himself – knows who the rebel leader is. It seems only Keira, her frightened but determined friends, and a new ally – a demon named Eligos - can find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them.
Bloody awesome battles, amazing feats of magic, and a stronger-than-death passion, make for an intoxicating, unforgettable read in this powerfully imagined fantasy....
Review: Torment is the sequel to Kendal’s debut novel, Bloodlines and second book in the trilogy. The characters were flushed out more in this book. We got to know them deeper than their appearances and some of it was ugly. I enjoyed how this book DIDN’T fall into the dreaded sequel curse and not live up to the quality of the first. There were a few spots that felt slow when the gang was in between battles but it might have been necessary to allow the reader to breathe freely every once and a while. I was very happy for Lily (in the love and power situation)! She is a great character and provides Keira the best shoulder to lean on and help push her in the right direction. Reading about Eligos and the populous of Hell was another place where Kendal shined. Her take on Hell provided me with a chance to reimagine all that childhood Christianity indoctrinated me into. The British-isms were stronger in this book, so occasionally my brain wandered away from Salem, MA, USA. I enjoyed the additional characters and getting to know Keira’s mom more. The last third of the book flew by and as I reached the last page (CLIFFHANGER) I actually shouted “Where’s the rest?!” I can’t wait to get my hands on the final installment, Revelations.