A brilliant escape from reality... into a brilliantly designed world...
ByPelican Freak (AMAZON TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
"I have killed creatures and men. I have found terrible powers within me and met people and things who should never be but are."
When I stumbled upon this quote, deep into this epic read, I felt that it summarized a bit of Areenna's journey but might also serve to intrigue anyone who reads it and hasn't yet read this book... I share it here because it just jumped out at me as so... fitting.
I'm not usually a reader of epic journeys, fantasy or sci-fi type reads but this book makes me think maybe I should be.
First of all - it does take place in the future but ... it's not one of these far-fetched futuristic deals. There is a very reasonable explanation for how the state of things came to be this way , including but not exclusively limited to our actual current state of affairs with the religious war / terrorism situation that we unfortunately seem to have going on.
There is a journey involved and without posting any spoilers - it is as much about discovering oneself as it is the main characters carrying out their task to save their people.
I become so lost in this world - I still miss it, having finished this book a few weeks ago. It stayed with me more than most. Some books you just want to devour while others devour you... this one definitely devoured me for the duration - I cannot say enough.
If you're looking for a brief escape, it's right here.
Better than the first
By Mrs A. Wiggins Reviews
David Wind's _The Dark Masters_ is the second in his Tales of Neveah series. Like _Born to Magic_, _The Dark Masters_ follows the journey of Areena and Mikaal, two young royals whose land is under magical attack from a dark sorceress. As both grow in their abilities and use of their magic, they continue to deepen the bound between themselves while finding that Neveah's history is even more complicated than they previously thought.