Monsters are real, and Hank Jensen has met some of the worst the multiverse has to offer. As a result, he bears the curse of a hateful, malignant god—a horrid disease that has disabled him.
Hank fought demons, dragons, and mythical beings to rescue his wife and son, but the battle left the family trapped in the realm of the Isir. As his dark curse continues to ravage his body, Hank, his family, and his Isir friends must travel to an ancient, faraway place—the Rooms of Ruin—to reopen the pathways that connect the two worlds.
But the Dark Queen isn’t done with them. She has issued only one command to her servants: drive the Jensen family into the trap she’s laid. That’s not all she has planned, though. She has a secret plan—someone she’s manipulated into betraying them.
Will they discover the traitor in time? How will they avoid the Dark Queen’s trap? What other dangers await them along their path?
Rooms of Ruin is book two in Erik Henry Vicks’s Blood of the Isir series with book one being called Errant Gods. Errant Gods for me was sensational, and its dramatic but highly emotive plot charmed me for many hours. Upon finishing Errant Gods, I felt as if something was missing from my everyday life, and it was Vick’s literature and excellent story! So when I learned that Rooms of Ruin was released, I was thrilled and eager to read as well as review it so I can share it with all of you lovely readers. Rooms of Ruin for me was just as incredible then Errant Gods, maybe even a little more because of the land the reader encounters which is explored in great detail; however before I discuss the plot of Rooms of Ruin I first want to remind you readers of Errant Gods.
Errant Gods follows a criminal profiler called Hank Jenson who was tasked with a sinister case which in involved the Bristol Butchers, a pair of cannibals who showed no intention of stopping their actions. Hank, however, catches a break and gets close to capturing the Bristol Butchers but instead of capturing them, he is instead cursed by them. They are not human but rather Gods, and now Hank has been cursed with a terrible fate. Hank tried to move on with his life, but soon the past came to haunt him when his family were kidnapped by the Gods. This takes Hank on a dangerous mission to rescue his family before it is too late and this book lovers is the premise of Errant Gods.
Rooms of Ruin is a continuation of Errant Gods and will once again introduce the reader to Hank Jensen and the rest of his family because thankfully he was able to save them. However, matters have not improved because although he has his family, danger still lurks and they are now trapped in the realm of Isir. It is here that they will desperately try to escape and find the Rooms of Ruin so they can reopen the pathway to their home. However the Dark Queen is not going to make this easy, she still wants the Jensen family, and she will do everything within her power to make sure they fall into her trap. Will the Dark Queen succeed or will the Jensen family finally escape? Read the thrilling Rooms of Ruin to find out!
The plot of Rooms of Ruin felt more intense than the story in Errant Gods. Although Errant Gods was incredibly intense, I felt that the plot in Rooms of Ruin was even more so because of the many added factors explored. I felt even more terrified for the Jensen family because they had been saved by Hank after their ordeal but when the reader learns that they are not safe yet, my anxiety was high once again because I desperately wanted them to be ok! This alone shows us readers that Erik Henry Vick’s characterization of his characters is phenomenal because he managed to make me invest in the characters so much, more than I ever have actually with any character in any book! It is rare to come across such great characterization so if you love to invest in a character and invest in them and their journey then you will adore Rooms of Ruin as well as Errant Gods!
The stakes are much higher in Rooms of Ruin and Vick will let his readers know this from the start. The amount of tension and suspense laced throughout the book is almost shocking, but it is still enthralling and wildly captivating. The journey that unfolded was incredibly suspenseful because the whole way through Vick laces his book with tension and suspense so when you turn the pages, you will feel as if something terrifying or big will happen and most of the time it did, and that is thanks to the literature powers of Vick!
Overall Rooms of Ruin is a stellar, captivating and engaging piece of fantasy that will surely compel its readers to read from beginning to end at a fast pace. If you are a reader who wants to be shocked, slightly terrified and thrilled, then Rooms of Ruin is for you! Have a read of the preview below book lovers and be sure to have a read of the preview of Errant Gods!
Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Rooms of Ruin. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!
P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..
Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!
Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads