At last, the story fantasy fans have been waiting for!
The incredible story that fans of The Sun Sword series have been waiting to listen to - the battle for control of House Terafin.
Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess - Jay to her friends - meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity in search of artifacts and treasure. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath’s home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums: The demons that once nearly destroyed the Essalieyan Empire are stirring again, and soon Rath and Jay will find themselves targets of these deadly and ruthless beings.
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An unexpected gem.
A story like this is worth listening to again. The cast of characters is petty big and the mystery they weave is revealed slowly with lots of twists and turns.
I found this book similar to Kristen Britain's Green Rider. An excellent story with believable characters that you care very much about.
The characters are richly presented. Through her narration I developed an emotional attachment to all of them.
She reveals the difficult and challenging lives that these young children have endured. The author takes her characters through a number of "gut wrenching" situations that leave you emotionally drained.
More Good Writing from Michelle!
I became a fan of Michele Sagara by listening to the Chronicles of Elantra Series. Imagine my delight when I discovered another series written by her!
This book is just as descriptive and magical.
Michelle has a special talent for creating worlds that come alive, peopled with characters that wend their way into your life.
Eva's reading of the book is also excellent. Her voice is perfect for 10-year old Jay. My only criticism would be the voice of Aaron, which sounded a bit too forced or fake. But overall, what great job she does with a wide cast of characters.
I'm off to download Book 2!
- W. Walsh