You may remember that my last book review of 2019 was A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden which is the first book in The Outlands Pentalogy, I couldn’t wait to jump into the second book which is A History of Madness.
Here’s what I thought…
The four remaining fugitives are now spread across the Kingdom. And with the fate of the others unknown to him, Nate Anteros prays for a fast execution.
Yet execution does not come. After a meeting with the King which leaves Nate questioning his sanity, he’s sent to a workcamp in Argon Basin for five years of hard labour. It’s there that Nate learns what became of his friends upon their arrest.
And as his strength returns to him, and he’s plagued by dreams which are much too real to be ignored, Nate decides five years is far too long to wait …
Oh man! It was so good being back in this world and I think I loved this book even more than the first. We had so much character development for both Nate and Kitty when they became separated from each other. This is the second book in the series so I won’t be going into much detail plot wise.
We had so much more world building in this book and I adored it, this is what I was missing from the first book so I’m super happy to be able to see more of this world. The second half of this book was definitely my favourite, I loved reading about the Outlands and the dangers our group of characters face out there, I really felt like I could experience everything with them.
I’m so excited that we have 3 more books in this Pentalogy as I’m loving our characters and I can’t wait to see where the author takes book number 3.
This book is so underrated and I really hope that more people pick it up.
See you in the next one…