From book 1: “A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...
“The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.
“Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all--the Crown Prince Aldrik--she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she's known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she's always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla's indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.”
What a ride! I have to say that I am entirely grateful that this series was complete before I began reading it. My consumption of the story had bordered on compulsive, but it was a good thing. I can easily understand how this series has captivated the love of many.
It was easy to become attached to the protagonist, Vhalla. It seemed like she, and her group, could never catch a break. So much hope and heartbreak was spun into the series as Vhalla found herself carried by the whims of the wind. That is until she learns the be the force which guides the fates of men.
While the background is predominately supported by internal dialog, it is not used to the point of excess. That is, the character’s thoughts are subtle in that they do not overtly explain to the reader. The physical scenes were adequately developed but I would have preferred a little more imagery. These things aside, I was carried through the pages as I followed the characters.
Overall, a great series for readers that enjoy heartfelt tales in speculative fiction and heroic adventures.
About the Author
Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).
I love books! For most of my life I have been reading them, and giving my insights to friends and family. This blog is for sharing that passion with the many others that love books too.