Review: Viper's Creed (The Cat's Eye Chronicles #2) by T. L. Shreffler

on Oct 31, 2012
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Genre(s): Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: The Cat's Eye Chronicles #2

Blurb: Sora is having visions. Strange, terrifying visions brought on by her Cat's Eye necklace, an ancient and magical device. Spurred to action, she leaves her mother's cabin to find Crash, the mysterious assasin who once changed her life. She is certain that together, they can discover what the necklace is trying to tell her.

Crash is still on the run from the dark sorcerer, Volcrian, but now a plague is spreading across the land. Volcrian's quest for vengeance has awakened something far more evil than himslef; a force that could destroy the entire kingdom. Together, he and Sora must harness the power of the Cat's Eye and kill the sorcerer before it's to late.

Review: I was anxiously awaiting Viper's Creed since finishing the first book, Sora's Quest, and it did not disappoint!

This book takes place one year after Sora's Quest ended, in that time Sora has grown up quite a bit since the first book, her fighting skills have improved as well. She finds Crash, and they begin a journey, with friends both old and new.

Crash is just as mysterious and interesting as ever, though parts of his past are beginning to reveal themselves. There are several subtle changes in his and Sora's relationship, they become much closer and Crash will still have fans swooning over his dark and dangerous persona.

We are introduced to new races, as well as taken to new places. The adventure and fantasy elements just jump off the page ( There were also more displays of magic, that were pretty incredible. Perhaps a creature of some sort.. that's all I'm saying. ;)

Sora, though older, is still a young woman with a lot of responsibility. She rises to the challenge but comes across as very real in the doubts and worries that she has.

One more thing that I love about this series, is that each book doesn't really end (in an awesome way), that is to say, it comes across as one large story. As opposed to each book ending completely, then the next book having the same characters but some new problem. It reads like one large book seperated into several smaller books, sort of like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I really love the way T. L. Shreffler she has made each book flow seamlessly to the next.

Viper's Creed was amazing and this series is definitely one you don't want to miss!

About the Author:
T. L. Shreffler lives in Los Angeles, CA. She loves diversity, fantasy, romance, iced tea, long walks, philosophy, and thrift store shopping. She recently graduated with a BA in Badass (Creative Writing) and her poetry has been published consecutively in Eclipse: A Literary Journal and The Northridge Review. She works as the assistant editor for the funky and fantastic Tinsel Tokyo Magazine!

About the Reviewer: 
M. A. Bronson is a bookworm, book reviewer, and aspiring author. Since early 2012, she has been reviewing indie and traditionally published books at She enjoys readng, drinking tea, gaming, writing, and watching Doctor Who. M lives in Upstate New York, and works at a library, happily surrounded by thousands of stories. Connect with her on twitter and instagram @theprincessmab


Runaway Pen said...

Thank you so much, M! Really great review! And that's great that you posted on the release day. :)


Mallory Farnham said...

You're welcome! I can't wait for Volcrian's Hunt! :)

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