#BLOGTOUR | The Chronicles of the Pale by Clare Rhoden @ClareER @rararesources @gilbster1000 #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview #giveaway

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Welcome to my stop on The Chronicles of the Pale by Clare Rhoden blog tour. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my reviews and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

The Outside can be a dangerous place.

But so can the inside.

It’s been years since the original cataclysm, but life has been structured, peaceful, and most of all uneventful in the Pale. The humachine citizens welcome the order provided by their ruler, the baleful Regent.

However, when one of their own rescues a human boy, Hector, from ravenous ferals on the Outside, their careful systems are turned upside down.

As Hector grows more and more human-strange, the citizens of the Pale grow uneasy.

What will happen when the Outside tries to get in?

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WOW. Wow. Wow. The Pale blew my mind. It’s a post-apocalyptic story with incredible world building, characters and all around writing. I am so excited I had the opportunity to read this one!

The world-building is incredibly detailed. Clare Rhoden’s writing is almost poetic, I could vividly see what she was describing in great detail. I absolutely love the writing style. I was able to forget everything and immerse myself into this story.

The characters are also incredibly written. I love a good character-driven novel, and The Pale accomplishes this. There are characters to love and characters to hate, but every one of them felt real. I was impressed.

The Pale is a thought-provoking dystopian that feels like it could happen. I highly recommend checking it out.



The safe world of the Pale is under threat.

Inside the policosmos, the new Regent Adaeze strives for dominance over the all-powerful Senior Forecaster, but the Pale’s humachine citizens are unaware that their city is close to collapse.

Outside on Broad Plain, the exiled human Hector undertakes a dangerous trek to find a safe haven for the orphaned twins.

How can anyone survive as their world shifts underneath them?

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I LOVED the first book, so I was really excited to jump into this second book. Broad Plain Darkening continues the compelling and authentic series and honestly, I couldn’t put it down.

The world-building keeps getting better. I love how disturbingly possible this book is. It’s scary to think about this being a possible scenario for our future. I love the power struggle, and the political dynamics. What I enjoy most is that Clare Rhoden knows how to world-build. She gives just enough detail to immerse her readers into the story, but not enough to bore.

I’m so impressed with this novel and this series. I highly recommend checking it out, I don’t think you will be disappointed – maybe slightly freaked out because of how plausible the scenario is. 🙂



Exiled from the Pale, humachine Hector has found a home with the tribes Outside.

Or has he?

While the canini struggle to care for the human twins, Feather travels Broad Plain to reunite them with their father. But his own family is scattered as the Pale sends out its terrifying army and the land itself buckles beneath them.

Can anyone survive the ruination of the land?

In this gripping conclusion to the Chronicles of the Pale, the citizens of the mighty Pale have as much to lose as the communities of the Outside.

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Okay, now that I got that out of my system…The Ruined Land might be my favorite of the series, but I really can’t decide which book I liked the most. I absolutely love that the story never got stale…there was never a moment where I felt bored or felt the need to skim read.

The world-building, the characters, the plot, the writing…I can rave about all of this, all day long. Clare Rhoden is a magnificent writer, and I can’t wait to read more from her. She is not overly descriptive – she writes in such a way that you feel like you’re part of the story.

Highly recommend this one!!



Clare Rhoden is a writer, speaker and reviewer inspired by politics, culture and the march of history. Her thought-provoking stories and popular characters inspire hope and optimism through challenging times, with novels ranging from wartime history to the dystopian world of the Pale.

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