Enemies Within

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Rabreah and Ariliah are sisters who couldn’t be more different. Their fierce love of and devotion to one another is driven by the abuse leveled at them by their own mother. Even though Ariliah is the main target of the abuse Rabreah is the one who intercedes and fights back. Meanwhile, their city is being torn apart from within as splinter rebel groups attack drawing innocents into the fray. This has both sisters questioning who is the real enemy?

Grigaliunas’ second novel in the Purification Era series, Quelling is really Sowing, Part 2. There isn’t much quelling in the story. It is every bit as good, if not better than the first book. Her storytelling ability has grown and much improved. I am amazed at how well she builds the medieval dystopian world. The two main characters, as well as those immediate supporting characters, are well developed.

The editing this time is better though I did stumble through some formatting issues in the Kindle version. She is having a new formatter correct them. Grigaliunas is very approachable and receptive to any helpful advice you may have. There were also a couple of minor errors and a few things that were ambiguous to me. She appreciated my pointing out the errors and was gracious in explaining the things I misunderstood.

I am looking forward to the next installment.

4 out of 5 stars.

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