Friday, November 16, 2012

Warrior of Darkness, Heirs of a Broken Land

Warrior of Darkness

Warrior of Darkness (Heirs of a Broken Land Series, #2)

Marie Bilodeau 

Book Two in the Heirs of a Broken Land trilogy 

After leaving her home in pursuit of marauding Eloms, Avarielle Grayloft found allies in a grieving princess and a sorceress with a hidden agenda. As dark powers poisoned the land, the three fought their enemies and each other until faced with a foe they could not defeat.

Betrayed and wounded, Avarielle is held captive in the fiery depths of a dangerous and deadly prison. Seeking vengeance, she escapes only to find herself trapped in the savage Land of Darkness. As she discovers the truth behind the Eloms she is forced to question everything she believes in.

With her homeland on the verge of destruction, her powerful sword about to fall into the clutches of evil and the Eloms growing in strength and number, Avarielle must take the greatest gamble of all, forging an alliance with the leader of the Land of Darkness and betraying all she has ever known.

So Marie Bilodeau takes us on another whirlwind adventure, filled with Sorcks—giant dragon-like stone brought to life by the dark magic of Deloras, Cassara’s psychotic aunt.

We are reunited in the second installment of the Heirs of a Broken Land with all our favorite characters—and yes, I do mean all. ;-)

We are taken directly into the action—right into the heart of the story and the action.

Once again I’m in love with Marie’s style of writing, everything is so clear and direct.

We meet up again with Avarielle who is drifting in and out of consciousness, but alive in Siabala’s Rage.

The prison that held the most heinous of magically gifted people.

I have to say that after  Sharina’s betrayal in the last book I wasn’t all to thrilled to see her, I still was in shock about what she done to Avarielle but through the book you grow again to really understand her and sympathize with her—though you still don’t agree at all with what she did.

This book introduces a new character as well, Kryde, who soon joins up with Avarielle on her quest.

So far I think this book was the best in the series.
Hands down.
The book starts off where Princess of Light finishes, there was no lag between the times, which I really loved. Right from the beginning my fingers were glued to the book—I did not want to put it down.

Consider yourself warned; if you read this ensure you have sufficient time—and I would suggest waiting until after NaNoWriMo, as it will put you way behind on your word count.

But it is worth it. Besides anything you may be working on for this years NaNoWriMo will most likely pale in comparison if you are as in love with this series as I am.

I am hesitant to say much more than that because I hate it when people spoil books for me.
All I will say is read it. First read Princess of Light, of course.

Cassara is such a strong character.
And she’s really grown since the start of this book series.

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