Xlina’s struggles continue as she tries to fix her broken heart, but she must put her doubts on hold to save her friend, Amber. In an attempt to reclaim the stolen soul from the demons and bring it back from the pits of hell, Xlina joins forces with new allies and old friends. However, this journey is not going to be easy as she’s headed to Valeria, a succubus demon. Things take an especially drastic twist when the forces of hell and heaven join hands to destroy Xlina’s plans. She knows that the path she’s about to take will be rocky as she tries to battle her deepest fears and overcome her isolation.
Dirge of the Dead by Reed Logan Westgate is the second book in the trilogy, a twisty tale that never lacks surprises and a work of rich imagination. The characters, as well as the story, evolve with a lot of action as fights break out between demons. The writing is balanced, with a measured level of dark humor, sufficient backstory to make it a standalone, and conflict that takes the narrative forward to unexpected places. The protagonist, Xlina, and her bond with Oxivius, the necromancer will keep the readers entertained throughout the book and intrigued at the same time. Additionally, the references to actual legends are refreshing and the author deftly uses them to excite the imagination of the reader.
Reed Logan Westgate’s novel is imaginative and deftly written with enjoyable and strong plot points and solid characters. The novel contains stories of personal battles, betrayal, deceit, and friendships, making it relatable for everyone. The flow of the book and the smooth transitions between the dialogues and narratives bring each character to life and make the story more interesting. Dirge of the Dead is emotionally rich and will be an excellent read for fantasy and sci-fi fans everywhere. Reed Logan Westgate is a gifted writer who combines complex stories with supernatural beings, dark magic, and a spiritual world that has its own unique rules. It is impressive and a delectable read and fans of fantasy will find it utterly immersive.