PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Following the beacon of Auralia’s colors and the footsteps of a mysterious dream-creature, King Cal-raven has discovered a destination for his weary crowd of refugees. It’s a city only imagined in legendary tales. And it gives him hope to establish New Abascar.
But when Cal-raven is waylaid by fortune hunters, his people become vulnerable to a danger more powerful than the prowling beastmen––House Bel Amica. In this
kingdom of wealth, enchantment, and beauty, deceitful Seers are all too eager to ensnare House Abascar’s wandering throng. oceanside
Even worse, the Bel Amicans have discovered Auralia’s colors, and are twisting a language of faith into a lie of corruption and control.
If there is any hope for the people of Abascar, it lies in the courage of Cyndere, daughter of Bel Amica’s queen; the strength of Jordam the beastman; and the fiery gifts of the ale boy, who is devising a rescue for prisoners of the savage Cent Regus beastmen.
As his faith suffers one devastating blow after another, Cal-raven’s journey is a perilous climb from despair to a faint gleam of hope––the vision he sees in Auralia’s colors.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Determined, smart and a master of both the sword and the bow, Lady Carliss has proven herself as a veteran Knight of the Prince. Returning from a mission of aid, Carliss is plunged into adventure once again as she searches for the marauders responsible for kidnapping a friends’ family. Along the way she is reunited with Sir Dalton and discovers that the struggle in her heart is far from over. When
falls to the vicious attack of a mysterious, poisonous creature, Carliss finds herself in a race against time. As Dalton Daltonclings perilously to life, she must find the antidote in the distant and strange city of . Moorue
While there, Carliss uncovers the master plot of a powerful Shadow Warrior that will soon overtake the entire Kingdom. Her faith in the Prince and her courage as a knight are tested as she faces evil Shadow Warriors and a swamp full of dreadful creatures. The lives of many, including
’s, depend on Carliss. But she cannot save them all, for time is running out. She faces an impossible choice: save Dalton , or let him die so that others may live. Dalton
Both of these books are a little outside my normal choice of genre for reading, and as such, I'm not sure I can give them their due justice in review. Neither one is something I would have read if not for this opportunity to try something new... and unfortunately, I discovered that these tales of knights, swords, kings, and fortune hunters simply do not draw me in. I struggled to focus on the stories and found myself easily distracted. However, if these are your kind of stories, I think you will enjoy the adventurous tales and the colorful details.
These books were provided in return for my honest review by theWaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.