A plague is spreading across the land. Crops are rotting. People are dying in the streets. Sora, with the help of her magical Cat's Eye necklace, is the only one who can stop it.
She must travel overseas to the Lost Isles, a place of legend and mystery. Only there can she destroy the bloodmage, Volcrian, putting an end to the curse. She is accompanied by Crash, a lethal assassin who once threatened—and saved—her life. But Sora is beginning to question her dark companion. He seems to be carrying a secret; a hidden past that could endanger them all.
Meanwhile, they are hunted by an underground society known as the Shade. For centuries, the Shade has waited for the perfect opportunity to step into the light. Now they are perilously close to resurrecting a Dark God and unleashing a wave of unimaginable destruction. They only need to collect the three sacred weapons, and Sora has already found two.... (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
I think this is my favorite book in the series so far. Sora and Crash are forced to confront quite a few awkward situations and Crash reveals his true self. In the Lost Isles I felt like we were in an alternate version of “Lord of the Rings”, but with enough unique aspects that it didn’t feel repetitive. I particularly liked that the Harpies are not exactly what you would expect. Most importantly however, is that the fight with Volcrian finally comes to a head. I was on pins and needles trying to figure out what would happen, torn between wanting to read as fast as possible and as slow as possible!
In a sense, this could have been the finale of the series, but it’s not just Volcrian that has to be stopped, it’s also the Shade. I cannot wait to find out what happens next!
Warning: Contains violence
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Fantasy adventure fans! But start at the beginning, it’s worth it.
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