Final Chance is the second book in the “Shards of Sevia” series by E. B. Roshan. I also read the first book, Wrong Place, Right Time.
Final Chance is very different than Wrong Place, Right Time. The story setting is the same: the city of Dor and some smaller towns or cities near Dor. The situation also remains the same: trouble between the Tur and Sevian people. There is fighting and killing, but not disturbingly graphic.
About the Book
Preen is a young woman who makes a decision that does not please her family. Then the story jumps ahead a couple years and the unrest and fighting are still happening, and now Preen finds that she is able to smile at her daughter’s cute expressions and behaviors as Preen has begun to put the pieces of her broken heart together again, after the capture and death of her husband, Rama. She even has plans to remarry. Then Rama calls one night. He’s alive! He wants her to return to Dor, a city filled with danger and violence.
E. B. Roshan is a very talented writer. Her descriptions are rich and paint vivid pictures in the reader’s mind — pictures of people, cities and all environments and surroundings. She uses all five senses.
In addition, it’s obvious that E. B. Roshan has intimate and experiential knowledge of the places and people of her stories. She pulls the reader into her stories in such a complete way, they really feel the character’s feelings and experiences. Her stories and characters are so real.
Page after page I followed Preen through physical danger, emotional turmoil, fear, doubt, and guilt. Several times the story had me on the edge of my seat, and at least once, the story made me shed some tears. When a story moves me and stirs my emotions like this, it is a good story — one that will stay in my memory for a long time to come.
If you haven’t read one of E. B. Roshan’s books, I highly recommend them. And it doesn’t matter if you read Wrong Place, Right Time or Final Chance first because, though they are a series, they can also easily be read as stand-alones.
I look forward to more books by E. B. Roshan.
I give Final Chance by E. B. Roshan 5 stars.
I received an ARC for my honest review of this book.