With a new Chosen coming forward, Shanti has lost sight of her duty. With her plans unraveling, she does the only thing she can think of-- frees her brother and a mysterious stranger from a Graygual camp before heading back to beg for Cayan's aid.
Unfortunately, that stranger was precious to the enemy, guarded by one of the elite. A Superior Officer known as the Hunter, this man always catches his prey, and his focus is now on the elusive, violet-eyed girl and the man she ripped from the his hands.
With danger mounting, and one of the best constantly on her heels, Shanti will learn that running will never be enough.
She will unite them with her suffering, and lead them with her love. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Before getting into this book, I reread “Chosen” since it had been quite a while since I had read it. (It was actually one of my first reviews!) I completely forgot how dang FUNNY parts of the dialogue are. It’s hard to find an author who is able to make you laugh in the middle of a tense scene. I absolutely love the banter. In addition to having many laugh out loud moments, Breene has come up with a fantastic fantasy series with a strong female kicking butt. For being relatively short books (for this genre), it’s amazing the amount of world building and depth there is to the environment and characters. It is almost like a “light” version of the Wheel of Time version or Tamora Pierce’s books. Gah! Can Cayan and Shanti just please get together??
I am, naturally, chomping at the bit to read the next in the series, which is due in July. Why does it always seem so painful to wait for new books?? I am certainly looking forward to it!
Warning: Contains violence
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Anyone who likes epic adventures, but as a warning the series isn’t finished! Remember, start at the beginning or else you are likely to be confused.
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