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The Children of Amarid now know that invaders from Tobyn-Ser’s sister land of Lon-Ser are responsible for the deadly attacks on their people. But their Order is paralyzed by infighting and indecision, and it is only a matter of time before the next invasion begins.
It’s been 3 1/2 years since I read the previous book, Children of Amarid, and I remember really liking it. But the library didn’t have the other books and I wasn’t in a position to buy them. Well, thankfully, the library keeps expanding the selection of books it has to lend out.
Let’s hear it for Libraries!!!!!!!!!!
This was a good solid read. Nothing spectacular, no super de duper martial arts gorefest, no displays of magic that lit up half the world, but the characters were solid, believable and I felt like rooting for them. I always enjoy a book where I can root for the heroes.
The villains were great as well. Self-righteous mages, power hungry thugs with guns. This book had them BOTH! At one point, where one of the Mages is out to discredit another, I thought some really nasty political stuff was going to happen. Thankfully, the Mage Order simply split. That should show how much I dislike politics 🙂
Looking forward to the next book in the series. And if that pans out, exploring even more of Coe’s writings.
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Author: David Coe
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