Arcana Rising - Kresley Cole

Arcana Rising

By Kresley Cole

  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 5
From 78 Ratings



Losses mount and deadly new threats converge in the next action-packed tale of the Arcana Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole.

When the battle is done . . .
The Emperor unleashes hell and annihilates an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind—but Circe strikes back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies.

And all hope is lost . . .
With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter’s reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other a seductive nightmare.

Vengeance becomes everything.
To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future—and her chilling past—will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter’s ashes, stronger than ever before?


  • Great Story

    By Jasmyn9
    Things are going really crazy here! Evie is on her own. Jack seems to be dead, and she is swept away from Arik by a monster wave courtesy of Circe. I liked seeing her on her own a little. She was able to really explore her capabilities and test the limits of not just her power, but of what she was willing to do with it. In Day Zero, the novella sharing the beginnings of the Arcana, we meet the rest of the deck, and they begin to make their appearance here. They are a twisted lot, some more than others, and some just doing whatever it takes to stay alive. As Evie encounters each one, the decisions she's forced to make on her own have major consequences for everyone. There are new enemies, new friends, and some that I'm just not quite sure of yet. The love triangle style of romance really comes to a head here after Richter washes Jack away in a sea of lava. Evie no longer has to choose, but that doesn't seem right to her. She wants what she can't have, and she wants what's still around to have. She want's her past, and she wants her present. Another big decision Evie will have to make on her own. There's a lot of growth and development in the Arcana in this book. They are all forced to look at their lives and their plans for the future, adapting as things change faster than they can really keep up. I'm interested to see what the Fool has up his sleeve, and how it will change the game in the next book - which is supposed to be coming pretty soon!
  • Glorious - AGAIN

    By Pru in Virginia
    Here's my only problem with this series: now I have to wait almost another year for the next book. I was just too greedy; I gulped down "Arcana Rising" too quickly. No self-discipline. Kresley Cole simply can't write quickly enough for me! So get crackin', Kresley - I got me an envie for the next installment!
  • Long wait without a lot of pay off.

    By Fictional Kat
    I was SO excited for this installment but ended up disappointed. This entire book did nothing except set up the next one with very little development. Will I read the next one? Probably but I'll keep my expectations low. Very anticlimactic.
  • Painful waiting

    By Payton5
    I love to read Kresley Cole and cannot remember being so giddy to read a book as Arcana Rising in a series. This is a tremendous book with great character development but slow movement of the plot line. If you despise cliffhangers, reading this series is bound to bring you nothing but agony. Cole knows how to hook a reader.