Kaavl Conspiracy by Jennette Green
Publisher: Diamond Press
Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (470 pages)
Rating: 4 stars
Review by Rose
When eighteen-year-old Methusal Maahr is framed for the murder of her oldest friend, she will do anything to expose the true killer and clear her name, including team up with her arch rival in the Kaavl Games, Behran. But all clues point to her guilt…and appear to tie into a conspiracy regarding the new peace talks with their oldest enemies from Dehre.
While peace looms on the horizon, Methusal doesn’t trust it. Mentàll Solboshn, Chief of Dehre, is not what he appears to be. Her determination to discover the truth soon pits her against the formidable Chief. Not only is he the best kaavl player in the land, but he is determined that the peace plan will pass. Can Methusal’s rare kaavl skills possibly outmatch him, and stop him from succeeding with his devious plans?
Methusal is ready and willing to do anything to protect her community of Rolban–even put her own life on the line to expose and defeat a dangerous political foe. But little does she realize the true danger may lie within her own community…
I love fantasy, so was excited when I had the chance to review this book—and I was not disappointed!
It begins a little slow, which is not surprising in a new series as the author is building her world, but it quickly picks up pace once you get into the story itself. That’s not to say that the author drags out the action… from the first couple of chapters, the main character, Methusal, finds herself accused of a crime she didn’t commit and nobody seems interested in helping her prove her innocence.
The characters were well-written, and I really enjoyed getting to know them—even the not-so-nice ones! The relationships seemed very realistic, although in the beginning I had trouble understanding why her family members were so sure she was guilty.
This is my first book by Ms. Green, but it will not be my last—after all, this is only the first book of a planned four-book series, and I am already invested enough in the characters that I want to find out what happens! Good job!