By T.C. McMullen
Open Reign Publishing
Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of Shadows of the Rose and
The second book in The Manipulated Evil series, begins where
the first one left off. Kyle D'Arcy and the woman he loves, Ravyn, have disappeared and end up in a different world, neither
his nor hers. Kyle reluctantly accepted that there was another world than Earth,but more than one?
Ravyn is furious that they have been brought away from
a battle where she watched her little brother, Kian, fall and does not know if he is alive or dead. They
are greeted by Rania, one of the "Elders", beings not entirely human. But Kyle has seen the strange woman and this world before
in his dreams.
Back on earth and Tiernaine a genetically enginereed plague is
raging and Ravyn's maniac of a half-brother, Rhynon is bent on revenge. The Elders reveal truths that neither of them could
guess at. Can they do anything to stop the evil that was created or is it already too late?
Like the first book, Scattered Souls takes you on a roller coaster
ride of a tale. The pace of the book is frantic, just like the characters who know they are running out of time. You are breathless
along with them, urging them on, willing things to go right.
The book has a little of everything, sci-fi thriller, action
adventure, romance and suspense. With memorable characters and worlds along with a captivating tale, it's a book you won't
want to put down.