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  1. 5 out of 5

    Gina Hulett

    A great read! I really did enjoy it! Highly recommend.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shaniece DeGazon

    This 551 page novel is the highly anticipated sequel to the 1st book The threat below book by this same talented author. Basically the story revolves around Icelyn brathius who is the last known shred of humanity after the post apocalyptic meltdown. As she tries to save humanity and herself she is faced with nightmares, secrets, and fears that force her to challenge her strength and true power. Then the plot thickens when a new terrorizing force develops and has you wondering if survival is even This 551 page novel is the highly anticipated sequel to the 1st book The threat below book by this same talented author. Basically the story revolves around Icelyn brathius who is the last known shred of humanity after the post apocalyptic meltdown. As she tries to save humanity and herself she is faced with nightmares, secrets, and fears that force her to challenge her strength and true power. Then the plot thickens when a new terrorizing force develops and has you wondering if survival is even the best option for humanity at this point. You will be left on the edge of your seat with this one since a new enemy arises that you weren’t planning to encounter in the story. This psychological dark fiction thriller is packed with secrets,plot twists and turns that will have you drooling. You gotta buy this book now. Get the kindle version so you can read it on the go to!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Pegboard

    A Gallery of Mothers by J.S. Latshaw continues the tale of the destruction Sean Brathius caused by his genetically produced soldiers. By infusing these creatures with his own blood he hopes to be able to control and direct their actions, but find they have their own thoughts on the matter. Icelyn is loved and worshiped everywhere she turned, but with this role she finds she must step up and demand freedom to all that are afflicted. Will she be the one to unite the soldiers her father created and A Gallery of Mothers by J.S. Latshaw continues the tale of the destruction Sean Brathius caused by his genetically produced soldiers. By infusing these creatures with his own blood he hopes to be able to control and direct their actions, but find they have their own thoughts on the matter. Icelyn is loved and worshiped everywhere she turned, but with this role she finds she must step up and demand freedom to all that are afflicted. Will she be the one to unite the soldiers her father created and humans, or will they destroy each other through fear and misunderstanding? I find J.S. Latshaw an amazing author. A Gallery of Mothers is a complete novel that takes its readers to different lands, meet interesting and scary creatures, and see the affects of prejudices. The characters reveal their flaws as well as their deep passion for love and hatred. The author ends with a cliff hanger that will keep the reader anxious for the next book. What I loved most was the author's ability to switch from one character to the next, making this difficult to put down. My favorite part would be the city of Apex.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rekey Jackson

    This book took me on an great adventure and the artwork is mind blowing. I couldn’t stop reading it since I got it. Definitely gonna add this author to my book list so I can continue to read these books.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Grady

    ‘Just because you’re broken doesn’t have to mean you’re useless’ California author Jason Latshaw challenges young adult readers with this epic tome written in 2015, his official debut publication. The writing is imaginative and rich in fantasy and in a concept of a dystopian future, blended so well to offer a stage of discovery for the questions about life that begin to gel in the teenage years. The book is lengthy, yet the writing is of the quality that holds the reader’s interest throughout. Pe ‘Just because you’re broken doesn’t have to mean you’re useless’ California author Jason Latshaw challenges young adult readers with this epic tome written in 2015, his official debut publication. The writing is imaginative and rich in fantasy and in a concept of a dystopian future, blended so well to offer a stage of discovery for the questions about life that begin to gel in the teenage years. The book is lengthy, yet the writing is of the quality that holds the reader’s interest throughout. Perhaps, having attained his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and his history of writing television and film scripts, the next step in this adventure will be cinematic… Jason’s books to date are A SON LIKE HIS FATHER, THE GIRL WHO ENDED THE DROUGHT, and THE THREAT BELOW, Book 1 of the series BRATHIUS LEGACY. Now he adds A GALLERY OF MOTHERS as Book 2 of that series. One of the several reasons Jason’s current series works so well is the quality of his prose, and in continuing a series he provides a fine sense of continuity with the opening pages – ‘Pound, pound, pound. Sean Brathius ignored the knocks at his door. He knew who it was and couldn’t face her. He’d avoided her all day. He’d silenced her calls, deleted her text messages without reading them and finally tossed his phone into a pot of boiling water and watched the bubbles swirl until the screen flickered and died. He wanted no connection to the outside world. Now she was here in person. “Father! Please,” her words spilled out, feeble and pathetic, “I need you. They need you.” Although first reading Book 1 of the series heightens the drama, Jason’s ability to incorporate the concepts of that episode well enough that this book can stand on its own. A fine synopsis for the events that follow: ‘Mountaintop, the last known refuge of humanity, faces a new cataclysm, and only exiled Icelyn Brathius can stop it. But to do so, she must give up all she loves and journey to an accursed, legendary tower in the middle of an unforgiving desert. Can she endure the nightmares and secrets she confronts–and accept what they teach her about herself? The end of the world happened in slow motion, and should have been avoided a hundred times. Learn the truth about the aftermath of Sean Brathius’ doomed experiment, and how those tragedies and betrayals forged the foundation of today’s volatile and dangerous world. An unprecedented horror arises Down Below–a movement, a fervent faith, and a deadly vision for the world. Can the Anaghwin and what’s left of humanity survive the terrors that will be unleashed? Will they even want to if they can?’ Jason’s writing skills are so polished that the various characters he creates become tangible and credible, young adults facing the concepts of morality, the meaning of life, facing the fearful aspects of the future, and conquering. Not only is the story quite solid, but also issues Jason creates for his fine characters are significant and challenging. This is a very fine novel for the YA (and beyond!) audience. Highly recommended

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily Mariah

    Author J.S. Latshaw comes again with one of the most amazing thrillers that you will not even get tired of reading. When I first saw the title of the book, “A Gallery of Mothers”, I totally had no idea of what the book was all about until I decided to have a look at it. To my surprise; I did not even hesitate to have a copy of the book, the starting of the book completely captured my attention. If you are a fun of fantasy and love exploring adventures, then you got the right book here. This one Author J.S. Latshaw comes again with one of the most amazing thrillers that you will not even get tired of reading. When I first saw the title of the book, “A Gallery of Mothers”, I totally had no idea of what the book was all about until I decided to have a look at it. To my surprise; I did not even hesitate to have a copy of the book, the starting of the book completely captured my attention. If you are a fun of fantasy and love exploring adventures, then you got the right book here. This one I give it five stars.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Abraham

    Highly recommend this book. After being in quarantine and not being able to travel, this book allowed my brain to go on an adventure that allowed me to escape the current reality. Both books were a unreal experience, the Threat Below was my favorite of the two. I highly recommend it. I actually lend it to my coworker and my brother also purchased the books.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bella Mia

    I bought this book as the cover intrigued me with no expectations. I was so WRONG, the plot is awesome and the storyline is what I never expected to read. Awesome book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Huang

    Great read, really gets you hooked from the get go. If you're a fan of fantasy novels, then I would recommend this! Great read, really gets you hooked from the get go. If you're a fan of fantasy novels, then I would recommend this!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Moody

    This book is mind-blowing! I read this book and it didn’t take me long to finish because the book is really entertaining. It keeps the readers engaged. 5 stars!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Susan E

    This is the second in the Brathius History series. The first is The Threat Below us, and I purchased them together as a bundle from Amazon. I was immediately fascinated when I entered the post apocalyptic world created by J.S. Latshaw. Icelyn, the heroine, is from the Cognate group, which focuses on thinking. Adorane, her best friend, is a Vestas, the group that does the physical labor on Mountaintop. The two groups lived in peace and were forbidden to go down the hill to the Wall that separated This is the second in the Brathius History series. The first is The Threat Below us, and I purchased them together as a bundle from Amazon. I was immediately fascinated when I entered the post apocalyptic world created by J.S. Latshaw. Icelyn, the heroine, is from the Cognate group, which focuses on thinking. Adorane, her best friend, is a Vestas, the group that does the physical labor on Mountaintop. The two groups lived in peace and were forbidden to go down the hill to the Wall that separated them from the evil below. As political differences tear the fabric of the Mountaintop society apart, Icylyn and Adorane have one adventure after another, trying to fix the problem that threatens their water supply. As they learn more about the Apriori -- the humans who were destroyed, it's fascinating to watch them catch a glimpse of the former world. The books have everything -- tension, romance, and many lucky escapes. At the end, Icelyn is struggling to adapt to living Down Below. In A Gathering of Mothers, Icelyn has become a powerful god. However, her safety is threatened, and she once again goes from one dangerous situation to another. The ending is a cliff hanger, and I'm looking forward to the third book in this excellent series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fd Lewis

    Brathius Legacy Series, book 1, " The Threat Below," and book 2, "A Gallery of Mothers" by J. S. Latshaw are well-written, imaginative fiction. The story grabbed and held me. It's an excellent, young adult adventure series. I recommend these books and am looking forward to following this author's work. Brathius Legacy Series, book 1, " The Threat Below," and book 2, "A Gallery of Mothers" by J. S. Latshaw are well-written, imaginative fiction. The story grabbed and held me. It's an excellent, young adult adventure series. I recommend these books and am looking forward to following this author's work.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Latshaw

    Fast paced, deep themes, exciting action! Loved the timeline switching from present to past to give a really cool perspective. I have so many favorite characters but the intrigue around the priestess was excellent! Well worth your time and relevant in a scary way!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    I had a hard time putting the book down for a break. "A Gallery of Mothers" is the follow up to The Threat Below in the Brathius Legacy Series. As most sequels do, A Gallery of Mothers devels deeper into characters' lives, especially Icelyn Brathius, who is attempting to keep mankind from its imminent end. This novel is undeniable darker, drearier than its predecessor, and doesn't hold back on its intrigue. While most sequels fail in its attempt to deliver quality, A Gallery of Mothers does not. I had a hard time putting the book down for a break. "A Gallery of Mothers" is the follow up to The Threat Below in the Brathius Legacy Series. As most sequels do, A Gallery of Mothers devels deeper into characters' lives, especially Icelyn Brathius, who is attempting to keep mankind from its imminent end. This novel is undeniable darker, drearier than its predecessor, and doesn't hold back on its intrigue. While most sequels fail in its attempt to deliver quality, A Gallery of Mothers does not.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bluebird

    This is such a gripping book I was hooked from the first spooky and exciting chapter. I didn't read the first one but think I could still go back and enjoy it even after reading this. The plot was so captivating I read half the book in one go. The post-apocalyptic theme is something I'm always draw too and this didn't disappoint. The characters were brilliant and the imagery was fantastic. This is such a gripping book I was hooked from the first spooky and exciting chapter. I didn't read the first one but think I could still go back and enjoy it even after reading this. The plot was so captivating I read half the book in one go. The post-apocalyptic theme is something I'm always draw too and this didn't disappoint. The characters were brilliant and the imagery was fantastic.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Burgess

    Great book, loved every minute. This is over of the more imaginative tellings of the dangers that we face by screwing around to much with mother nature. I love it!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Another great book that captured my imagination and held my attention throughout.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Poonam

    Beautiful and smart read!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Agnes Musee

    If you loved the first book, you’ll definitely won’t be able to put this next one down. The adventure continues and I can’t wait for the next installment.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Caeytlin Alexander

    This second book in the series is just as good as the first and you journey through the post apocalyptic dystopian future. Highly recommended.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melyne

    Good book! A nice read to anyone interested in a thrilling story.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Edith

    "The gallery of mothers is a continuation of the threat below,my first impression was that the book was boring till i decided to give it a try and I was wrong. I like characters especially icelyn who has become a powerful god.This two books is a must read. "The gallery of mothers is a continuation of the threat below,my first impression was that the book was boring till i decided to give it a try and I was wrong. I like characters especially icelyn who has become a powerful god.This two books is a must read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Judith

    Great read. I love it!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Coco

    I loved 'The Threat Below' the first in the Brathius Legacy series by J.S. Latshaw and was eager to delve into the second installment 'A Gallery of Mothers' to see what was next for his excellent protagonist Icelyn Brathius. In the novel, we learn more about the deadly and devastating experiment of San Brathius, which transformed the world into one of darkness and many dangers. Once again, Icelyn must risk her life and travel to a mysterious tower in the depths of an unforgiving desert if she ho I loved 'The Threat Below' the first in the Brathius Legacy series by J.S. Latshaw and was eager to delve into the second installment 'A Gallery of Mothers' to see what was next for his excellent protagonist Icelyn Brathius. In the novel, we learn more about the deadly and devastating experiment of San Brathius, which transformed the world into one of darkness and many dangers. Once again, Icelyn must risk her life and travel to a mysterious tower in the depths of an unforgiving desert if she hopes to save the last remnants of humanity. But Down Below, a new threat is looming... I love the post-apocalyptic feel of 'A Gallery of Mothers', where the tension builds with each darkly atmospheric chapter. Plus, I am always a fan of a strong female lead, and Icelyn is one of the best and strongest female characters I've come across in a long time. Another great fantasy novel, with an 'edge-of-your-seat' plot from J.S. Latshaw.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Vikkie

    Another absolutely gorgeous and addictive read that I haven’t wanted to put down. I have been completely gripped from the very beginning. This is another extremely well-written and fast paced read which literally pulls you in. The author is great at painting the scene so clearly you feel as though you are right there. Latshaw has kept me hooked with this book, my imagination has been completely captured and this book is equally as fantastic as book one. I cannot say anything negative about this bo Another absolutely gorgeous and addictive read that I haven’t wanted to put down. I have been completely gripped from the very beginning. This is another extremely well-written and fast paced read which literally pulls you in. The author is great at painting the scene so clearly you feel as though you are right there. Latshaw has kept me hooked with this book, my imagination has been completely captured and this book is equally as fantastic as book one. I cannot say anything negative about this book. It is a great read which has been addictive and gripping.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sade Weisheipl

    After finishing the first book in this series I couldn't wait to start book number two! The author of the book is very talented and can't wait to read more of his work in the future! After finishing the first book in this series I couldn't wait to start book number two! The author of the book is very talented and can't wait to read more of his work in the future!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nereida Rodriguez

    Kept me at the edge of my seat. Couldn't put the book down . You see the end of the world coming in sloooow motion. Read it, you'll love it! Kept me at the edge of my seat. Couldn't put the book down . You see the end of the world coming in sloooow motion. Read it, you'll love it!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Noor

    I had read the 1st part, of this series THE THREAT BELOW few days back and had also posted my take about it. In this volume, the 2nd part, the sequel, A GALLERY OF MOTHERS BRATHIUS LEGACY SERIES BOOK 2 we learn deeper secrets about SEAN BRATHIUS’s experiment which doomed the world, and we travel with outcast hero ICELYN BRATHIUS (who now lives below-the-mountaintop) to save the last refuge of humanity from certain destruction. His thirst for knowledge & insatiable desire for discovery, created lethal h I had read the 1st part, of this series THE THREAT BELOW few days back and had also posted my take about it. In this volume, the 2nd part, the sequel, A GALLERY OF MOTHERS BRATHIUS LEGACY SERIES BOOK 2 we learn deeper secrets about SEAN BRATHIUS’s experiment which doomed the world, and we travel with outcast hero ICELYN BRATHIUS (who now lives below-the-mountaintop) to save the last refuge of humanity from certain destruction. His thirst for knowledge & insatiable desire for discovery, created lethal hybrids, AMPHEROUS & OMATHIS.. it's getting out of hands..plus someone has stolen all the information of the experiment.. What will happen now❓ devastation, destruction, duplication..❓ or can the situation be controlled ❓ Icelyn wants humans & Anaghwin to live mutually together. Would it be possible ❓ What price would she have to pay❓ No one in Mountaintop had been able to stop the advance of the dreaded three dots. In time, the entire future of Mountaintop and humanity was doomed to quietly expire.. will there be no respite & everything would end❓ Learn about all this and more by READIng this FABULOUS book by @jasonlatshaw ___________ Yes it's a thick book, 551 pages/ 74 chapters long, yes it is time consuming but but but IT'S WORTH EVERY BIT OF IT‼️ MULTI-GENRE: FANTASY, DARK FICTION, ADVENTURE, DYSTOPIA, YA. It's dark & dangerous, talks about an apocalyptic world, with enough twists & turns. A very PROMISING SERIES INDEED. Released in May 2020 by Fernweh Books, this one again leaves the reader on a cliffhanger, an open ending. Won't recommend it as a standalone. A beautiful, hardbound, embossed cover & loads of promotion is all that this beautiful work of art requires ‼️ #noorthebookwormreviews #agalleryofmothers

  29. 4 out of 5

    Melina Lobo

    This is who I am at my core. I can never escape. 🦄🦄🦄 Mountaintop, the last known refuge of humanity, faces a new cataclysm, and only exiled Icelyn Brathius can stop it. But to do so, she must give up all she loves and journey to an accursed, legendary tower in the middle of an unforgiving desert. Can she endure the nightmares and secrets she confronts–and accept what they teach her about herself? 🦄🦄🦄 A Gallery of Mothers is the second book in the Brathius History series by J.S. Latshaw. This was bett This is who I am at my core. I can never escape. 🦄🦄🦄 Mountaintop, the last known refuge of humanity, faces a new cataclysm, and only exiled Icelyn Brathius can stop it. But to do so, she must give up all she loves and journey to an accursed, legendary tower in the middle of an unforgiving desert. Can she endure the nightmares and secrets she confronts–and accept what they teach her about herself? 🦄🦄🦄 A Gallery of Mothers is the second book in the Brathius History series by J.S. Latshaw. This was better than the first book but I had a few issues with the time jumps between past and present which added a bit of a confusing stance for me every now and then. The beginning of the book was unbearably boring so it took me quite a while to get into the full flow of the story as I had to keep putting the book down. The ending/climax was interesting and definitely unexpected. The characters show a much better development compared to the first book and Icelyn started to grow on me and we get to meet sone new faces. But my favourite thing about the book is the world building, it's very well done with a lot of thought put into it. Overall, this series so far isn't personally my favourite but it could be someone else's because of its pace, world and adventurous qualities. 🦄🦄🦄 Rated 8/10 Melina L.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melanie McCartney

    Having read the first book I was looking forward to the next instalment, and I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint. Many similar themes and ideas continued from the first book, but with additional threats and complications in the mix. Again, I appreciated how comparative it was with real life, despite being in a fictional, fantasy setting. It had me completely gripped from the opening line and was a definite page-turner. So many emotions were evoked in just the first chapter; I thought initially Having read the first book I was looking forward to the next instalment, and I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint. Many similar themes and ideas continued from the first book, but with additional threats and complications in the mix. Again, I appreciated how comparative it was with real life, despite being in a fictional, fantasy setting. It had me completely gripped from the opening line and was a definite page-turner. So many emotions were evoked in just the first chapter; I thought initially this was just for shock value, however, the emotional twists and turns continued throughout. The descriptive language ensures both the physical and abstract landscapes are communicated beautifully. Scenery, mythical creatures, thoughts and feelings of the characters are wonderfully detailed in their presentation. I am in awe of the writer’s use of the English language; large chunks of the text are almost poetic. Latshaw takes you on a journey of such intensity that the unusual length of the book is hardly noticeable. I remember feeling so uneasy in parts that I would find myself holding my breath, forgetting to exhale. Often, for me, the sequel or second book in a series isn’t as strong as the first; however, this was not the case with ‘The Gallery of Mothers’ as it is of equal (if not better) quality as ’The Threat Below’. Moving and powerful.

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