- File Size: 1240 KB
- Print Length: 210 pages
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- Publisher: Paper Crane Books; 2 edition (March 12, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 12, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007JN4ZB6
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The main plot is deceptively simple. The heroine, Kaia, is ready to accept the destiny she apparently shirked from in The Chosen. Accompanied by Derek, a mer-prince, and Catrina, a demigoddess, Kaia sets out to recover certain treasures associated with the gods. Of course, nothing is ever that simple. Catrina is hunted as the result of a major societal backlash against demigods, which complicates anything that involves getting from point A to point B. Meanwhile, Kaia learns how to use her fledgling powers, and struggles through the increasing pain that accompanies the use of her powers.
The characters are engaging. Reeze, Kaia's friend and bodyguard, emerged as my favorite, and sadly, did not receive as much airtime as Kaia, Catrina, and Derek. However, the most outstanding element of The Number is the stunning breadth and depth of world building. From underwater kingdoms to a city of vampires magnificent enough to challenge the glory of Louis XIV's Versailles, The Number is literally a tour of the world. Ms. Freitas takes advantage of the nature of the quest ("find lots of stuff") to showcase the amazing world she has built. The diversity of her world and its people reminded me of David Eddings' Belgariad series, one of my perennial favorites.
In short, definitely a recommended read. If you have time, you may want to start with the first book, The Chosen, but if you decide to just pick up The Number, you won't regret it.
The Number continues the story and adventure five years after the end of The Chosen. The group have been in hiding, waiting for Kaia to become ready to start her search again and find the remaining treasures of the Gods. After Kaia finds Catrina they embark on their journey once again.
Searching for their next item, they encounter a village of Elves hidden in the forest. It is Kaia's next challenge to grow her strength and magic with the Elves to help find the treasures and protect herself against danger. Kaia's magic is growing, but every time she uses it, exhaustion and severe headaches envelope her. What does this mean? Is Kaia not meant to use her magic, but then what is the point of being the Chosen if not to use the gifts of the Gods?
A bazaar discovery has been made, some of the treasures are not as they seem. The Gods are in uproar and a war is brewing between the Gods and Tueor's. A numbers program has been created to keep track of all demigods and Catrina is the most dangerous of them all. She is now in danger of being captured and killed. Can they outrun the Tueors and find all the missing treasures to set the prophecy in motion?
Kaia finally discovers some answers that have been plaguing her for five years, but she is still struggling to know whom to trust. Is Reeze really trustworthy? Will the prophecy really save the world and stop the evil? Will there be romance with Reeze or will Shawn (her capturer) be able to love her and not kill her?
As with The Chosen, The Number is completely full of adventure, intrigue, mystery, magic, paranormal creatures and fabulous world building like no other. The unique premise of this series is fabulous and I certainly hope there will be more to come. I want to read more adventures of these characters and watch as they grow into the prophecy and perhaps a romance or two.
The adventure and fantasy of the writing quickly (by chapter 3) pulls the reader into worlds of merfolk and vampires. Since I hadn't read the first book in the series, I may be missing pieces of the characters and their relationships, but I found some of the dialogue and description to be rather unexciting...considering the thrilling adventures in the plot. It's good writing, but it's difficult to connect to the characters, especially Kaia. The instances when Kaia seems to be most interesting are when she is expressing her thoughts, talking to her inner voice.
The author's creation of fantasy worlds is appealing; the mission is exciting. Middle schoolers and young teens might really enjoy reading this series of mystical adventures.
*Complimentary copy received for this review, does not affect my opinion in any way*
Kaia has returned after five years to discover Catrina is in danger from the Tueors. And together with Derek and Reeze, they continue their journey to discover the remaining treasures.
They also discover other demigods who are in danger and join forces with them to try and protect them from execution.
Once again it is full of adventure and action and I love the writing of Sheenah Freitas and am keenly looking forward to book three.