Sunday, September 24, 2017

REVIEW: Feast of Dreams and Feast of Chaos By Christian A. Brown



As two queens plot each other's destruction, a small band of adventurers continues its quest for the knowledge needed to defeat the mad King Brutus and his unearthly parasite, the Black Queen. Their search brings Morigan and the Wolf to the perilous forests of Alabion, where they and their companions will face the darkness of their pasts--and discover equally dark destinies.

Meanwhile, far from Alabion, the queens of the East and West continue their deadly dance. One seeks a relic of great power, while the other puts her faith in a mix of military and technomagikal force. Both are aware they have a slim window of opportunity to settle their power struggle--after all, Mad Brutus's recent defeat is at best a setback. The mad king is already amassing a new army of soulless husks in the wastelands of Mor'Khul. Unknown to the great powers struggling for control, a father and son wander those same wastelands, scavenging what they can as they weather Brutus's gathering storm. They too have a role to play in Geadhain's fate--a role which may just provide a last remnant of hope.

In Feast of Dreams, we head back to Geadhain, our land of royals, sorcery, and fantasy. We catch up with Morigan and Caenith as they battle to save their land from destruction at the hands of the Mad King and his Black Queen. In this journey, we are transported to the forest of Alabion to face the darkness. This is not just any darkness. It the darkness of our heroes' pasts and the threat of a dark future. All the while, the Mad King grows his army, and there are a pair of queens (the Queens of the East of West) battling to destroy each other. Amidst all this turmoil, how is Geadhain to survive?

This book is full of adventure and expands on the already amazing world that Christian Brown creates for us in the Feast Series
Morigan is a favorite character of mine in this amazing series. They bring the past and future of Geadhain to light in this second installment of what is becoming a favorite series of mine.
Christian is an amazing author that I have grown fascinated by his unique writing style that just pulls you into his stories and fantasy worlds.I most definitely will look forward to more books by him.

5 stars


Menos has been destroyed. No corner of the realm of Geadhain is safe from the Black Queen’s hunger. Zionae—or the Great Dreamer, as she has been called in ancient tongues—has a thirst that cannot be quenched until all of Geadhain burns and bleeds. She preys on the minds of weak men and exploits human folly for an unhuman end. She cannot be defeated in her current state, but the answer to her downfall may lie in the land of her past.

It is with this aim that a Daughter of Fate, Morigan, and her brave and true companions venture to the mysterious Pandemonia, the land of chaos itself. Ancient secrets and even older power lurk in its swamps and deserts. Life itself becomes uncertain, but the Hunters of Fate have no choice: Pandemonia must give up its secrets if they want to find the Black Queen’s weakness.

Elsewhere in the realm, alliances form and break. Dead men rise and heroes fall. Eod prepares for war. In hiding, Lila, the bearer of its destruction, will be given a chance to atone and answer for her sins. Will her actions save Eod, or has she damned it with her crimes?

Third book in the Four Feasts Till Darkness series, Feast of Chaos by Christian A Brown continues the delicate dance of progressing the possible destruction of Geadhain with the struggle to save it. Brown continues to excel at balancing the wide cast of characters with ample time and story. 

I am the type of person who appreciates being “different” or “unusual” when it comes to things like outfits, self expression, and names.

One of the things I’ve enjoyed about the authors books throughout this series is his attention to created originality throughout the stories. With names like Morigan, Caenith, Brutus and Moreth of EL, it adds another layer of complexity in the journey he weaves for all included in this book. To me, that shows a lot of creativity and attention to detail that is so appreciated.

Morigan is back to lead her pack into another round of excitement, battles, success and of course emotional revelations. It becomes even more complicated when they’re split up into two packs and their goals switched up. They’re having ot make adjustments to how they follow through with their tasks with the dynamic change. But they push forward in their quest to stay ahead of the the Black Queen and her followers.

Throughout the book the reader rides along with them as they discover more about themselves than they ever have. Its interesting to see who grows into their roles within their own groups and separately. Like I said, the dynamic has changed up. Tensions run high, battle and chaos ensue throughout the journey. There is a lot of build up for an epic battle between a few characters and it will be fascinating to see how the author pulls it together in the future.

Christian is an amazing author that I have grown fascinated by his unique writing style that just pulls you into his stories and fantasy worlds.I most definitely will look forward to more books by him.

5 stars

“Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates, Christian A. Brown received a Kirkus star in 2014 for the first novel in his genre-changing Four Feasts Till Darkness series. He has appeared on Newstalk 1010, AM640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively writes a blog about his mother’s journey with cancer and on gender issues in the media. A lover of the weird and wonderful, Brown considers himself an eccentric with a talent for cat-whispering."

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