In the first few chapters readers are re-accumulated with the characters mentioned in book I. As the story unfolds we get a better understanding of the different members of Ankh. In fact, the story reads like the great preparation before the epic storm, and then all hell breaks loose.
Filled with humor and scenes that make you blush, Cormack shows readers that she isn't a one dimensional author. Within this novel, there is a depth of symbolic meanings that will leave impressions on readers. There is also a story that will capture the imagination of ever booklover. However, at times the story has its slow sections or areas in which one may wonder, "Why was this event needed in the story?" Yet, readers will learn that Cormack has a reason for everything, and she so brilliantly tells this story. So don't fret, because in fact this story is told in breadcrumbs.
Leaving no stone unturned Cormack allows readers to journey through Kayn's attempt to become enlightened, and trust me when I say the treats at the end will have you soaring the sky.
I'm an adult and loved it but I think any young adult would enjoy this story. I know a lot of people will compare it to Twilight and Harry Potter and while it definitely deserves to be up there with both series (people who loved those will love this too) - this feels totally different, fresh and original.
"What would you do if you discovered that everything you've ever known to be your reality was a lie?"
Kim Cormack's paranormal fantasy Enlightenment, book 2 in the Children of Ankh series, makes readers question this very thing. This masterpiece is the very essence of action, adventure, suspense, power, romance, and raw emotion. Right from the first page, while providing background information on relatable characters and drawing the reader into a story that they will never want to end and will never, ever forget, Cormack slams the reader with a plethora of emotions. You will feel. You will hurt. Be prepared for it. I teared up quite a few times. At the same time, the story is amazing and its pacing is perfect. While you may want to read the first book just to have read the series in order, I don't believe it's not necessary. I myself was able to follow each part of the story easily. I won't give it all away, but I will say that Kim is a master of her craft. I stayed up late into the night reading this one and could not put it down. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the Children of Ankh series. Enlightenment was amazing!
From the Author
I would like to acknowledge my children Jenna and Cam along with my family and friends for being the light at the end of the tunnel for me always.
I would like to give an extra thank you to Haley and Leanne for being my awesome series editing crew. XO
Letter to my Readers
You keep me going when life becomes difficult. It's quite easy to feel overwhelmed with the challenges I'm facing in life but your motivation and love makes me see the purpose of this series quite clearly. Stand back up when you fall...Always. Happy Reading XO