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Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Shadow Of What Was Lost by James Islington

"Will appeal not only to The Wheel of Time readers, but to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding." - Fantasy Faction

It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers.
As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and his friends are despised beyond their school walls for the magical power they wield: a power that Davian, despite his best efforts, cannot seem to control. Worse, with his final test approaching and the consequences of failure severe, time to overcome his struggles is fast running out.
But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life - and shake the entire world. @goodreads

That was pretty awesome!

I loved so many characters in this book! I can't even begin! I guess Davian, Asha and Wirr are at the top of my list but there are several others.

This is a book about kids coming of age and having to take a trial to see if their Essence (magic) is good enough. If not then they turn you into something else.

Dav is worried because he hasn't found his gift yet and he's afraid. Then all hell breaks loose and people are killed, tricked, lied to, going on journey's, teaming up with mass murderers (or where they) creepy things, and all kinds of this that and the other!

I thought the author did an awesome job building up this world and all of the cray and the characters.

And that ending!!!! I'm really liking this one character and they had to drop that on him! It bettre not continue on into something bad! You know how that goes though. Good thing I have the next book on pre-order.

There is just so much going on in the book but it's not confusing, it's just too much for me to try to explain because I'm not too good with reviewing some epic fantasies. But, it's all good. I think people that love fantasy will enjoy this book and if you think you might not then pick it up from the library first. I took a chance and bought it awhile back and it was a good chance =)

until next time . . . 



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