Thursday, October 23, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: "Wizard of Ends Book 2: Dark Creature" by Vanessa Finaughty
Escorted by soldiers of Ends, Lashlor sets out to find an old flame, Rune Arcana, the only person who can help to remove the curse placed on the Queen of Ends. Lashlor believes that Rune currently resides in the Mountains of Eclador – a place from which no one has returned in all of recorded history. She could refuse his request. She could be dead. Lashlor and his companions could meet the same fate.
If they do not brave the mountains, however, Queen Narraki will remain in the form of a rabid creature of darkness… forever.
Forever is a long time, and King Lanaran fears the Wizard of Ends will not return. Ignoring Lashlor’s advice not to meddle with the curse, the king employs other magic users to attempt to undo the dark magic.
Just as with WoE Book 1, which I reviewed earlier today, Dark Creature is a beautifully written, vivid novella. You don't just read what Mrs. Finaughty writes, you see it. You live it. Because she puts so much care in constructing these books, you get the maximum effect when reading them.
It continues right after the first book leaves off, and gives us much more insight into Lashlor, our reluctant wizard and hero. The emotions are clear and relatable, especially between the heartbroken king and his cursed queen.
You'll read page after page, wishing when it's over that book three would be out already! These are amazing stories I hope will continue for a very long time, with a slightly new take on magic and loyalty.
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