Rating: ♣♣♣♣ (4) really liked
Janir had the misfortune of being born with one of the hated Argetallams for a father. But unlike other Argetallam children, she was mostly granted a normal childhood, away from the rest of her family. It looked as if she would live a relatively normal life as the foster-daughter of a powerful lord. Until one critical day Janir’s powers awakened and she became entangled in a young enchanter’s quest for a long-lost treasure called the Key of Amatahns…
What I thought:
As with many fantasy books you have to get used to the unique names and places but, it is worth it. I found this book to be very entertaining. I felt like I was in a movie watching the characters and the unique places they travelled through. Janir is the main character and you find yourself feeling sorry for her and rooting for her. There are parts that are violent but, necessary to see why the characters grow as they do and why they progress through the story as they do. Karlie is a character in himself. He is quirky, driven and most times loyal. I liked learning the characters and imagining the scenes played out. It reads smooth and quickly. I found it a joy to read.
A favorite passage in the book:
“This whole place seemed to have been engineered to strike terror in the heart of all who drew near”. I loved the final scenes of the cave like place with the empty knights coming alive. It was like Harry Potter meets I-Robot. Very cool.
Where you can find the book:
amazon.com, more reviews also at goodreads.com