The Dominion part 2

The Dominion - Defiant

An ancient adversary in the east seeks to invade Ordefima and claim the treasures it holds.
When his beloved sister is captured, Rupert, the youngest son of the ruling family, is sent to save her. As the power of the enemy increases, can he overcome personal tragedy, emotional entanglements and lost allegiances to emerge as the hero? Or will subversive forces and increasing austerity inspire the people to rebel against him?
The Dominion - Defiant is the second book in the fantasy trilogy. If you like epic adventure, dark brooding menace, vivid characters and imaginative settings, then you’ll love this latest instalment by popular author Chris Cloake.
Buy The Dominion - Defiant today and immerse yourself in a mythical new world.

Reedsy review

Defiant is a brilliantly written second novel in The Dominion series. Having not read the first book, I was relieved to pick up volume two with no issues whatsoever. Every character, the world itself, and the conflict is explained in perfect detail.

Cloake has created an immersive and gripping world with an action and court intrigue themed story that doesn't let you go once you start reading it. Love, loss, coping with grief and guilt, and the hopes and sorrows of war all balance perfectly in this master storyteller's work.

This is a very dark fantasy, and while it reads as a YA in many ways, it may have themes worth screening for readers on the younger end of the YA genre. It is very reminiscent of a cleaner Game of Thrones meets Return of the King.

This gripping fantasy read is a tale that I highly recommend for any Dark Epic Fantasy lover, and I will look forward to volume 3 with great interest.

**Trigger Warnings: War, death, gore, dismemberment, rape mentioned, sexual assault, abuse/death of animals and people (children and adults), mental illness**

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