Twin sisters Ashyn and Moria are the last hope for the survivors of the enraged souls of the damned. One a Seeker, one a Keeper, they must race across a monster-infested wasteland to alert the Empire that evil is on the loose.
Sounds enthralling doesn’t it? As with every Kelley Armstrong book I’ve read, it certainly delivers.
Her world-building and monsters are detailed and vivid. Her dialogue is snappy and witty. Her characters are able to be pictured in your mind like a film.
Think Indiana Jones crossed with The Mummy as well as however many other adventure films you may have seen. But, instead of the simpering women screaming to be saved and the sweaty masculine hero, picture these girls front and centre in all the fun stuff. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the shady, mysterious men they’re travelling with, just the way I like it.
The character arc progresses quickly and it will be exciting to see what Kelley intends to throw them all into next.
Empire of Night, book two of the Age of Legends, isn’t due out until April next year, so I will be waiting a little longer to see if and how the twins manage to outsmart the political manoeuvrings going on around them.
If you liked Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, this will be right up your alley.
Paperback, 406 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Atom
ISBN 0751547816 (ISBN13: 9780751547818)