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Unbroken by Rachel Caine

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

A TERRIFIC finish to the Outcast Season series, a spin-off from the Weather Warden books. Cassiel really came into her own through these four books, and my only complaint is that with this final Outcast Season book,  the whole Weather Warden saga is finally over. I have loved both series from day one, and I will miss this unique and fascinating world.

Loads of adventure and excitement in Unbroken, as the attempt by all wardens to rally the djinn back to their cause and save all of humanity unfolds. It’s nail-biting at times, for sure, but so well done.  I have already reviewed ILL Wind, the first book in the Weather Warden series, and pretty much let it be known how much I loved that entire series.  The Outcast Season spin-off consists of four books centering on Cassiel, a fallen djinn, who must learn to live as a human, with “mere” weather warden powers, rather than the almost unlimited power she wielded as a djinn.  It’s a radical change in her life, and she makes a lot of mistakes along the way.  Some amusing, but mostly not.  Unbroken brings it all together, and there is an interesting overlap with the final chapters of the last Weather Warden book, too.  That could have been a real mess, but with Caine’s skillful handling, it all meshed together perfectly.

A book doesn’t have to be great literature to win a 5 star review from me, but it does have to meet some standards.  First of all, it has to be well executed, even if it isn’t what I often refer to as “lyrical”  writing.  Secondly, the plot line should be engrossing and make sense, given the parameters of the world described within the book.  Thirdly, and maybe most importantly of all, it has to make me care deeply about the characters in the tale.  I want to love them.  Or at least consider them really good friends! 🙂 

The Outcast Season books do all of the above things, and do them well.

I highly recommend the entire Outcast Season series, but only after you’ve read the full Weather Warden series, or a lot of it won’t make sense.  Both of these series will likely remain on my Top Ten Urban Fantasy Books list for a long time.  But don’t take my word for it.  Check out the Outcast Season books for yourself, once you’ve read the Weather Warden books.  And let me know what you think!

Undone (Outcast Season, Book 1)

Unknown (Outcast Season, Book 2)

Unseen (Outcast Season, Book 3)

Unbroken (Outcast Season, Book 4)

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2 thoughts on “Unbroken by Rachel Caine

  1. 2 Thumbs up!!!
    Sooz

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  2. Thanks, Sooz! I appreciate it! Have a great evening, and don’t forget to check out that harvest moon tomorrow night.

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