Audiobook Review: The Plan Commences (The Rising #2) by Kristen Ashley

I felt like I am on a seriously epic adventure when I was listening to The Plan Commences. It was an excellent edition of The Rising Series. I can't wait for more!

Audiobook Review: The Plan Commences (The Rising #2) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story
The Plan Commences (The Rising #2) by Kristen Ashley

From the unparalleled imagination of New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes Book Two in The Rising, an enchanting new fantasy romance series that will sweep you away! 

Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.     

This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....

5 out of 5 stars

This series is my new addiction! Intense, captivating, and intriguing, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved listening to everything play out, there were fantastic world-building scenes happening! There are multiple characters and narrators that I’m really enjoying. The way some scenes are delivered, the power behind the voices, is just amazing!

Each couple really grows and I love that character development, every time a couple starts up again in the story, I think they’re my new favorite. They’re each so distinct and can be frustrating and intense all rolled into one. I love how the women challenge the men and the men’s seriously alpha ways. Watching the couple's feelings grow and them come together has me extremely happy. I love the women and the bonds they’re forming together and the interactions with the men. I still have questions so I know some things have yet to be revealed, so I am looking forward to that. There are some other stories happening that I’m excited about as well, they’re all just intertwined so well. I love all the politics and different dynamics in play. I love all the characters, even the bad ones because I am a fan of a well written bad guy that elicits so much emotion out of me. There were also some people touched upon from the original series (this is a spinoff), and while I figured out what was going on, it took a minute since I haven’t read those books yet.

I am a Kristen Ashley fan and have long thought she was a brilliant storyteller; this totally reinforces that for me. She writes with details, depth, and so many layers, it’s hard not to be pulled into the world. There is a lot going on but I was invested the entire time. The ending was killer! I can’t wait for the next installment.

Purchase your copy of The Plan Commences
Amazon Audiobook | Audible
Connect with Kristen Ashley
Add The Plan Commences to Goodreads

The Rising Series is currently included in Audible Escape. Sign up and listen!

The Beginning of Everything (#1) -  Amazon Audiobook | Audible | My Review
The Plan Commences (#2) Amazon Audiobook | Audible
The Dawn of the End (#3) Amazon Audiobook | Audible (Releases 1/21/20)
The Rising (#4)  - Amazon Audiobook | Audible (Releases 2/25/20)

Note: The Rising Series is a spin-off series of Kristen Ashley's Fantasyland Series. I did not learn this until I finished The Beginning of Everything. It is not necessary to have read the Fantasyland Series to enjoy this new one.

Do you listen to audiobooks? Let me know some of your favorite stories!

Audiobook Review: The Plan Commences (The Rising #2) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story

Don’t want to miss another post? Subscribe to this blog by email.