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The Gilweean Gateway: A Fantasy Adventure (Kaira Renn Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : December 17, 2019
- File Size : 8039 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 324 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07XTS7FF6
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #528,912 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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The only problem I had with the story is the repeated calling attention to the potential danger without saying exactly what it is until the end of the book.
This time Kaira and her friends Jacob and Guppy are somewhat more fully taken into the confidence of the adults who are supposed to be looking after them, although it they still appear have difficulty communicating fully with each other. They begin to receive some actual training in advanced magic for their own protection. For a while near the beginning of this book, they are given charge of another child just being introduced to the society – Conrad Kusp, son of Theodore Kusp, who is being kept hidden while being interrogated about his questionable activities on the black market. They try to track the Sinister Four who earlier attacked them, which leads to a narrowly missed encounter with Erent Koll, the darkest shadow on the Society, and an unexpected meeting with Kaira’s grandfather, Isiah Renn, who rescues them from Koll just in time.
Later on, Jacob and Guppy’s mother, at last, unambiguously reveals her own dark intentions and narrowly avoids death at the hands of this same Erent Koll when she tries to join him.
A Kaira Renn Novel #2
Dec 17, 2019
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The cover is very attractive and surely eye-catching. And now we have a really good look at Kaira Renn, the star of the series. She looks a bit older than I had pictured her. And I had pictured her as skinnier, but that’s just what my imagination did with the descriptions. But I got the curls right and her little smirky smile, too. The eyebrow adds to the look.
The story brings Kaira, Guppy, and Adam into the swim of the flow of magic, which is now their world. Not knowing was decided to be more dangerous than knowing, so now they must learn about magic. And the first thing that must be established is whether or not their families are safe. Adam and Guppy’s mother is acting very strangely and she is being kept under observation to find out just exactly what she’s up to. In the meantime, Adam and Guppy are just as happy to be with Kaira’s family, her Dad and aunt. But there are other parts of Kaira’s family that are around that may or may not be safe or desirable. Can they be trusted around the children? Or are they too dangerous?
Kaira’s not sure about the relatives, but she’s sure about the magic. The beauty of it all and the creatures that live in it and are a part of it are absolutely wonderful. She gets to experience what it is to fly for the first time! And she learns her first lessons for using magic to defend herself. For magic is not just beautiful and the sooner the children learn how to take care of themselves in this dangerous world, the safer they will be and the sooner they can be of help to their elders. They are young and creative with new ideas and approaches, but mostly liabilities until they can take care of themselves.
This second book in the series really brings the children into the world of magic and gets them involved in what’s going on. They are finding magical artifacts to be put to use in their defense. And they are actually helping with some of the planning. This is a much more exciting book and active book than the first one with the whole cast of characters interacting, even bringing the two sides together to clash at times. The world-building is amazing with the ways of going from one place to another and then what the magical places are like. Just amazing. It makes for wonderful dreams after you’ve read it! I highly recommend this book and the series to those who enjoy fantastical adventure stories.
Top reviews from other countries
Launching us straight into another of the magical worlds, this time outside Quandry Corner and the rest of the SPMA facilities, we discover the beautiful, riparian Gillweean where temperatures can be read and new questions are raised for Kaira, her family and her friends.
This book takes many of the questions we were left with at the end of the first and weaves us through a twisting resolution whilst bringing up new questions. What will happen with Meyen Greyling and her secrets? How did Isiah Renn betray the SPMA? What will the Sinister Four do? And, the all-important question- how will Kaira celebrate her birthday and Christmas?
Just as engaging and well-written as its predecessor, this novel develops the story well and sets up the remaining 3 novels well. I for one can't wait!