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~Read E-pub ♑ Perish (Jack Harper Trilogy #2) ☩ Jack Harper is a dangerous woman, capable of death and resurrection Raised and utilized by Cyrus, the leader of a mystical religion, she was once a fearless and brilliant weapon against all who blasphemed Now, having destroyed Cyrus, Jack is free to be While starting anew, Jack begins receiving letters from children trapped in Infinitum who beg for rescue, and she soon discovers that Cyrus’s cult is alive and thriving, with tendrils branching across the world One of these tendrils leads Jack to Patrick, a man who speaks of a contraption that “bleaches anything white” Yet another tendril stretches beyond death, where the Builder and Jack’s brother, Alex, reside Jack must now seek to permanently destroy the following she once escaped by fixing her sights on a higher target―the infamous demonic Builder, who once supplied Cyrus with overwhelming powerPotential aid arrives from an unusual source when Jack encounters Jonathon Roth and his killforhire outfit Combined, they hope to become an unstoppable force, but only the future will tell Jack may be falling into her old acolyte ways, and Roth may have found in Jack the very thing that made Cyrus so powerful―his own magical being (4.5/5.0) Perish marks the second entry in Barlow’s Jack Harper series, a predetermined trilogy that has quickly proven to be as contemplative and intelligent as it is darkly fantastical and horrific Though Jack has just escaped the cultish clutches of Cyrus, has she actually rid herself of Infinitum? In New York, she tries to settle into a new life – one in which she isn’t a ruthless murderer, but a person of her own dimensions – only to fall back into violence after receiving numerous letters from a child in need of rescue Not long after the first,come, and from other captured children If this wasn’t demanding enough of her attention, a new threat forces its way into her life: an assassination ring Perish is a story that begins with action and rarely lets up In Pivot, there was a gradual rise in suspense; here, it launches right out the gate with a fury that drives you to follow “onechapter” with “well, no, I can’t stop now.” I felt compelled to tear through this book in one emotionally exhausting day, but forced myself to take it easy, instead feeding my hunger over the period of a week Some nights were harder than others to put the book down for some rest, but all of them were full of temptation The thrill I felt throughout Perish is one I don’t stumble upon often; it is for this reason (and, admittedly, many others) that I have quickly learned to view this series in high regard Just minutes ago, I finished reading Perish, but I’m already devoted to moving into book three To my knowledge, it doesn’t even exist in any completed form yet I will look to Barlow for updates as she can reveal them.It’s difficult to discuss a book such as this, in which doing so could give away major plot points That being said, Perish introduces a lot of exciting changes over its course, especially in its final chapters Going into this middle chapter of the trilogy, I was curious to know what Barlow had in store for Jack, and how it would leave us open for a third outing In many cases, a second book feels like a bridge, almost lacking in action With Perish, that was far from the case This entry took everything we felt in Pivot, and jacked it up several notches (pun intended) I can’t imagine how the final book will play out – knowing all I do now about Jack and her advances – but suspect it will be wonderfully insane.Perish is no sopho slump for the Jack Harper series Rather, it solidifies and multiplies the love I felt for its beginnings, as well as the anticipation (and dread) I feel for its conclusion Review by Aiden Merchant www.aidenmerchant.com (Also on Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads, and )contact@aidenmerchant.com (Message for review consideration) My rating: 5 out of 5 starsThank you to author L.C Barlow, for a copy of this book for review After Jack Harper fled Louisiana and her troubled past, New York provided new opportunities for her to start fresh The peace, however, does not last long She soon receives letters from children, claiming that the old cult Jack had thought destroyed, is still going under a new leader, and these kids want to escape Horrified by the thought ofchildren dying, Jack Harper sets off on an epic journey to rescue these kids, meeting many other people along the way, some who don't have the best intentions.This book was another wonderful demonstration of author L.C Barlow's amazing writing ability I was engaged from beginning to end and was up all night reading From the beginning, Jack's strong personality and Barlow's amazing storytelling kept me reading and wantingThe events of this book were sometimes unexpected, making me want to knowThe details in which these events were explained were just right, not slowing the pace down, and not speeding it up either The characters were well thought out, their personalities perfectly matching their roles In no place did this book fail to disappoint in character personality, appearance, and character actions And my general view of the paranormal, aside from believing it's bullshit, is that it is less of an asset than a hindrance It is a deviation from the set path, the right path, and when no one follows it, he begins to spiral down into nothing.This quote is a great example of how one character clearly fits his supposed role This character, however, has a different personality, but author L.C Barlow does a great job in making the character assume another role entirely Violence observed is violence forcibly adored Trauma repeats That's how it works.I definitely had to add this quote, as it really showed the theme of this series The actions of characters, the plot of the book, and the worldbuilding truly portray this idea better than anything could Perfectly written, this quote was an important one to include They expect a flicker from me, and I give them stars.This quote could definitely not be left out, as I feel it really sums up Jack The things people expect for her to be capable of, and what she is actually capable of is represented in this one sentence.I would highly recommend it to all horror and fantasy fans Through Jack's cleverness, her ability to stand her ground, and, admittingly, sometimes her obliviousness, this book failed to disappoint, and I loved every moment I spent reading I definitely can't wait to read the next book of this trilogy. *I received a free ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.To my surprise, I found an ARC on NetGalley after having read L C Barlow’s first novel, Pivot, from the Goodreads giveaways program several years ago I had begun to think there would be no followup and am happy that the author has continued with the series As I read Perish a full 6 years after Pivot, I can’t say that I recalled everything from the first novel However, that did not seem to really matter as this paranormal thriller was straightforward, fastpaced, and exciting I would even venture to say that one could enjoy reading this novel without having read the first (although reading the first would obviously be preferable) There seemed to be some small mistakes in the ARC which I assume will be resolved before the final version is out, but other than that the novel was still wellwritten and enjoyable I do remember feeling a keener sense of mystery in the first novel, whereas this one isactionfocused There are absolutely no lulls in the storytelling and each chapter is a deliberate advance in the plot I found the breakneck pace entertaining, but I feel the story could have actually benefited from slowing down a bitIn fact, I would venture to say my favorite scene in the novel was when Jack first meets the character Patrick Both Patrick and Jack are very likable characters and I do have to say that I enjoyed the fact that their drug use is not used as a narrative device to heap on consequences for the characters and send some “drugs are bad” message to the reader.The evolution of Jack as a character throughout the novel was enjoyable to read, as this installment throws many new experiences her way The further developed paranormal elements of the novel were also a natural progression from the first novel and I can imagine the end of the trilogy will deliver evenin this area That being said, some parts of the novel felt a bit predictable, even if they were exciting I certainly look forward to L C Barlow’s final chapter in the Jack Harper trilogy when it is ready Although the novels may not have reached mainstream success, they certainly feel like a series that would translate to a film or TV series incredibly well Let’s hope someone in the film industry reads it and has the same idea 😉 I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.Perish by L C Barlow is an intriguing and gritty tale about a woman finding her paranormal place in the world while finding her own way to recover from her past trauma As the second book in the series, it picks up where the first book leaves off, and spins a dark and strange series of events that lead Jack Harper down a path of selfdiscovery I was surprised at how well the author handled so many heavy and dark topics From death to abuse to drug addition, this book has a myriad of dysfunction that weaves together the aftermath left by the conclusion of book 1 perfectly I would say though that this story is not for the faint of heart To some it may come across grotesque and far to grating or dark However, for people desensitized to the dark and gritty, this is an interesting and exciting read Much to my surprise it wasn’t easy to predict either, as the author throws quite a few plot curve balls at the reader.The characterization was excellent, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that many characters were written in such a real and dynamic way it felt like they were real people somewhere out in the big wide world While not so focused on explaining every tiny detail the author does an excellent job of painting the picture of each scene, with only very few moments where I had to re read to get the scene right mentally mostly because of my reading speed rather than lack of quality writing.Additionally, it has to be noted that as book 2 of a series I never felt “left in the dark” The author provides enough context for plot elements connected to the first book that the reading experience of book 2 is almost seamless The focus on a fluid and connected plot actually makes me want to go back and read the first one so I can fill in the context provided in the writing with reading experience.Overall this is a well written and interesting story that I highly recommend to mature readers that like their stories dark and gritty It was an excellent reading experience all around. Finally getting back on your feet when life smacks you right in the chops Unlucky, Jack Harper.Perish starts off seamlessly where Pivot finishes, with the house of Cyrus burning to the ground as our protagonist, Jack Harper, watches on basking in her recent victory over Cyrus and the Infinitum Even though I read both books pretty much back to back I very much liked this as it will serve readers as a bit of a memory jog of book 1 When reading the books back to back, which I often do with trilogies/sagas etc, the transition was so smooth that I almost forgot that I was reading the second book Definitely, a thumbs up to Barlow for that.Now, Perish was a very interesting read and I was intrigued to see where we would be taken with Jack and how the story would unfold I don't want to give away any spoilers obviously but I will say that the battle between good and evil within, and around, Jack continues while she attempts to adjust to life outside of Infinitum Things quickly take a turn for the worst when Jack finds out that haha Jokes, I won't be ruining this one You'll have to get a copy of Perish and find out for yourselves exactly what happens One thing that was a downer for me a little was that I sort of hit a lull around the halfway point where I felt the story need to pick up the pace and boy I was not let down I was well rewarded for continuing when things quickly ramp up and we get to see Jack once again kick ass and taking no crap from anyone We get to see Jack flourish as our protagonist with her newfound abilities If you have read Pivot you'll know what I mean The author adds in a handful of new and interesting characters that add to the story nicely however not so nicely for Jack We get a friend turn enemy situation here and it was so well put together that I really felt what Jack was going through and wanted to dive on in and help out Not that Jack would need my help and not that I would be of any help, lol If you think Jack had it hard in Pivot then just you wait, she really gets a rough time of it in Perish.If you enjoyed Pivot then you will definitely enjoy Perish We get the same level of gritty darkness as with Pivot except we get a bigger understanding of the world around Jack I feel that outside of the Jack Harper story arc there is enough material for L.C Barlow to work with I for one would love to find outabout the Ferrics (hint, hint 😉)What are you waiting for? go pick up a copy of Perish and find out the second instalment of the Jack Harper trilogy. I received an ARC of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review After destroying Cyrus and freeing Lutin, Jack Harper thinks she is finally free from her Hell While trying to survive on her own she soon begins receiving mysterious letters from children trapped in Infinitum asking for her help Jack soon discovers Cyrus's cult is still thriving and his son Alex, with the help of the builder, is behind a new movement A chance encounter with an affluent young man named Patrick; who reveals his father's possession of a machine that “bleaches” everything white Jack is determined to destroy the remaining arcas, disband the cult for good, kill Alex, and save the children but she can't do it alone Jack reveals her power to a killforhire group run by Jonathon Roth hoping to make a deal but she may have just sealed her fate and replace one hell for another Perish is the second novel in the Jack Harper Trilogy in a battle of good vs evil The story follows a young woman, Jack, who has been trained since childhood as an assassin for her cult leading father Cyrus This novel picks up where the first novel ended, with Jack freeing Lutin and killing Cyrus Although she wants a normal life, Jack can't seem to escape her past I really enjoyed the first novel in this series and was excited to finally see the release of book two I think the plot for the first novel wassolid and the characters weredeveloped The second novel introduces several new subplots and characters and although it all ties together, it feltdisjointed and rushed I really like Jack's character as the strong female protagonist and her new powers make her eveninteresting in this novel I look forward to book three where hopefully we will get to see the final standoff between Alex and Jack, both of which have the support of supernatural beingsthe ultimate battle between good and evil. Perish (Jack Harper Trilogy (2) by L C Barlow is an awesome story that I have read This is book number two in this awesome series and I loved it I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about magic.I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. My rating: 5 out of 5 starsThank you to author L.C Barlow, for a copy of this book for review After Jack Harper fled Louisiana and her troubled past, New York provided new opportunities for her to start fresh The peace, however, does not last long She soon receives letters from children, claiming that the old cult Jack had thought destroyed, is still going under a new leader, and these kids want to escape Horrified by the thought ofchildren dying, Jack Harper sets off on an epic journey to rescue these kids, meeting many other people along the way, some who don't have the best intentions.This book was another wonderful demonstration of author L.C Barlow's amazing writing ability I was engaged from beginning to end and was up all night reading From the beginning, Jack's strong personality and Barlow's amazing storytelling kept me reading and wantingThe events of this book were sometimes unexpected, making me want to knowThe details in which these events were explained were just right, not slowing the pace down, and not speeding it up either The characters were well thought out, their personalities perfectly matching their roles In no place did this book fail to disappoint in character personality, appearance, and character actions And my general view of the paranormal, aside from believing it's bullshit, is that it is less of an asset than a hindrance It is a deviation from the set path, the right path, and when no one follows it, he begins to spiral down into nothing.This quote is a great example of how one character clearly fits his supposed role This character, however, has a different personality, but author L.C Barlow does a great job in making the character assume another role entirely Violence observed is violence forcibly adored Trauma repeats That's how it works.I definitely had to add this quote, as it really showed the theme of this series The actions of characters, the plot of the book, and the worldbuilding truly portray this idea better than anything could Perfectly written, this quote was an important one to include They expect a flicker from me, and I give them stars.This quote could definitely not be left out, as I feel it really sums up Jack The things people expect for her to be capable of, and what she is actually capable of is represented in this one sentence.I would highly recommend it to all horror and fantasy fans Through Jack's cleverness, her ability to stand her ground, and, admittingly, sometimes her obliviousness, this book failed to disappoint, and I loved every moment I spent reading I definitely can't wait to read the next book of this trilogy. I greatly enjoyed this action packed novel It made a great set up to the final novel in the Jack Harper Trilogy.Full review here: