Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blood of the Sorcerer by B.C. Morin

Title:  Blood of the Sorcerer
Author:  B.C. Morin
Series: The Kingdom Chronicles #2
Published: 10/31/2012 by B.C. Morin
Page Count: 288
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Shelf: Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Love will be tested, great powers will emerge, secrets will be revealed, and hearts will break over a death no one saw coming….

Princess Alannah hoped that upon her arrival in Anrad, things would begin to look up. But she comes to find that the warrior fae that she has fallen in love with is truly the Prince of Anrad and has been betrothed to another by his dying father. Isibeal, his betrothed, is beautiful, strong, and hiding a secret that Alannah is determined to reveal.

Adding to her worries, her sister Evyette has set off on a journey to uncover her increasingly mysterious past. Finally discovering who she is and where she came from, Evyette will find that some things are better left unknown. As Tristan and Kaleb help Eveytte through this discovery, she is yanked from their clutches by Samil who has volunteered her as the final sacrifice for him to remain in this realm.

Will Alannah succeed in her training at the hands of Master Jadoc, the Elder Faerie and still make it in time to join Tristan and Kaleb in stopping Samil? Will Brennus go against his dying father's last request and follow his heart?

My Review:

I absolutely loved the first book in the series, but this one had it beat. I just couldn’t put it down. The characters became even more real, the scenes more gripping, and my reality kept slipping. I cannot wait to continue reading about these wonderful characters in their amazing kingdoms.

In this novel evil brings death and destruction in its wake. Some of the main characters lose their lives. I found myself mourning them right along with the surviving characters. There were definitely some “ I so did not see that coming” moments. The twists and turns in the plot keep you riveted from page one to the very end. Everything jumps off of the page at you because of Morin’s vivid descriptions. This includes everything from the intricate dresses worn by the princesses to the very real sword fighting scenes found throughout.

Morin continues to develop the characters in this saga. Each character remains distinct and a whole person in and of themselves. The variety of powers that these fae possess becomes even more pronounced as well. Each character has a different set of powers, and even if there is some overlap, no two are exactly the same. Also, the extent of the powers possessed by some is absolutely astounding.   

The relationships between the characters also continue to develop. The love triangle that we saw in the first novel shifts to encompass some new characters, while a very stable relationship ends up with a bit of a twist. Throughout this progression, the friendships between the characters are cemented through their trials and losses.

By the end of the novel I wanted to continue reading and living alongside these fae. Unfortunately, by the time that I got to the cliff-hanger of an ending I found myself stuck wondering until the sequel comes out.

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