Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Whispering Gods
SERIES: Lacuna Chronicles #3
AUTHOR: A.M. Daily
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 284 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 30, 2016
Before the descent of the Ezri and the brutal reign of the Terah, the independent governments of Earth banded together to launch six colonial ships in an effort to safeguard the future of humanity. Five ships were successful in their mission to colonize and populate five Earth-like sister planets. One ship vanished without a trace.
On Vesta, Caden and his traveling companions uncovered navigation coordinates which led to the missing sixth colony of Earth… where they were greeted with an ominous message, turn back.
But there can be no turning back. With Earth on a path towards destruction, and her sister planets unwilling to come to her aid, there is no other way but forward. Now they must press deeper into the unknown and stop at nothing in their search for a lost hope; the abandoned Ezri world of Lacuna.
I’m not going to lie and pretend I didn’t do a little dance when I got my hands on this book…and maybe squealed a little. Lol I was all but burning with curiosity with the way the last book ended and was very nearly salivating at the thought that I was going to get to dive back into this amazing universe. I apologize for nothing.
Starting right where the previous book left off, this latest story in the Lacuna Chronicles continues to follow Caden and his friends as he searches for the lost Ezri homeworld. Interspersed with their travels into the unknown are chapters about Blue and Loki who, for some strange reason, I didn’t think I’d be seeing again after the last book. That was obviously incorrect and for that I am very glad as I am just as enthralled with these two men as I am with Caden and his quest. Like in the previous two installments, I was immediately drawn back into this universe with an ease that doesn’t always happen with other series I’ve read. The storylines are just so intricate and it doesn’t matter which characters I’m reading about, I’m continually enthralled by them all. One of the best things about them all is that every character the author introduces, and focuses on, is continually changing as the story progresses.
Caden, for example, has really come into his own and the changes he’s undergone since I was first introduced to him are startling; he’s really found his purpose in life and its obvious he isn’t the naïve kid he was in the first book anymore. Mikas is finally starting to realize that he can’t keep freezing people out and that, maybe, he doesn’t want to anymore. Watching him with Xiah was one of my favorite things about this book as you get to see both men changing the way they operate as they continue to orbit around each other. I can’t even get into Blue right now; the amount of love I have for him is beyond words at this point.
I find myself continuously amazed by this author and this series; this book was, like the previous two, amazing. The story itself kept me glued to my kindle, torn between wanting to savor what I was reading and reading faster because I just couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. There was an added emotional impact with this story, as well; this author has made me care about these characters and what happens to them and, while not the end of the series, this book does finish this story arc. By the time I’d gotten to the end I felt as though I was saying goodbye to a friend that I hoped to see again but didn’t know if I ever would; silly perhaps but I find myself so emotionally invested in these characters that I just don’t want to let them go.
I really just can’t recommend this series enough; all three books have blown away my expectations and as they build on one another, you need to start at the beginning to understand and get the most out of them. If you’re a fan of sci-fi and haven’t read this series yet, I’m telling you that you need to. I loved this and can’t wait to see what’s next!