Cait’s Review of “Spring’s Rising” by Robin D. Mahle & Elle Madison

By: Cait Marie

This is the second book in The Lochlann Treaty series. You can read my older review of book one, Winter’s Captive, here!


They say ignorance is bliss.

Charlie used to believe that was a lie, but now she’s not so sure.

As the truth comes to light, everything Charlie thought she knew, everything she thought she wanted is called into question. Though she manages a daring escape from her captors, the black mark of the Aramach is spreading like wildfire, threatening the fragile peace between Luan and H’Ria.

Through it all, Charlie tries to overcome the scars she’s brought back with her to be the leader her people need.

Will she and Oliver be able to unite the kingdoms before it’s too late? Or will she lose what matters most?


This book picks up right after Charlie’s kidnapped at the end of book one. Its quick-paced, intense beginning sucks the reader right back into the story. There were so many emotions going on in this part, but let’s be honest, throughout the whole book.

I loved seeing Charlie’s real response to all she’d gone through, even though it was heartbreaking. It made her that much more relatable. She’s depressed and struggling, but she pushes past that like the fierce ruler she’s growing to be. She’s no longer the naïve princess she was at the start, and watching her make bold choices both for her friends and kingdom was fantastic.

This series is so well written and easy to get lost in. I actually listened to the audiobook this time around, and the narrator did such an incredible job bringing the story and characters to life!

Full review for book three, Summer’s Rebellion, is coming super soon because I finished both within 24 hours. I couldn’t stop. The only reason I didn’t continue with the fourth book was because it was four in the morning and I had to get up somewhat early. However, by the time this review goes up, I probably will have it read too.

Highly recommend this series!

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