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I first read Karen Hoover's The Sapphire Flute, Book one of the Wolfchild Saga, in May of last year. I loved it, and I've been anxiously awaiting the second book, The Armor of Light, ever since. This month I finally got the opportunity to read it!
Ember has been accepted into the mage academy, but not without cost. She
has gained a new enemy, ancient and dark, whose entire purpose is to
destroy all white magic and her along with it. After nearly losing her
life in a brutal attack, DeMunth is assigned her guardian, and the
keystone he wears, The Armor of Light, begins the transition that will
make it a true power.
Kayla has lost most everything of
importance to her—the people, the prestige, and all she fought for the
past ten years. With nothing left to lose, she continues her search for
the birthplace of The Sapphire Flute and the Wolfchild she believes to
be its player. Her journey will take her to strange, foreign, and often
dangerous places, and everything she had thought to be true will be
In a showdown full of betrayal and heroic loss,
Ember and Kayla finally meet on the battlefield, fighting a war on two
fronts—against C'Tan and her people, and the mysterious enemy bent on
destroying all magic—the shadow weavers.
The story is full of
power, betrayal, hope, and love. The elements of the universe are coming
together, and none can know who will stand in the end.
The Armor of Light is a wonderful continuation of the exciting story in that began in The Sapphire Flute. I love both of the main characters, Ember and Kayla. They each have unique strengths and weaknesses and I could relate to both of them. The book is full of action, danger and just the right amount of romance. The exciting ending took my breath away! Now I can't wait to read the third book!
If you enjoy epic fantasy, then you'll love both The Sapphire Flute and The Armor of Light.
You can read samples of both and find ordering information on Karen E. Hoover's website. I highly recommend you check them out!
*I received a free e-book in exchange for my honest review.*