My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Suggested Age: 18+
It is my pleasure to introduce friend and author, Amara Starling! I have had the honor of being an early reader for her brand new book, Children of the Eclipse. Before I post the synopsis, I want to take the time to share a few of my thoughts about the first book and what I enjoyed about it.
Everyone knows that I am not the biggest fan of books written in first-person. There are only a handful of books that I have read in first person perspective that really grab my attention. Usually I feel awkward—as if I am an unwanted invader in their mind. Few authors can smooth over that awkwardness for me and Amara is one of them. For me to say this is an immense compliment as often as not—I won’t even read this perspective.
Though the story is a fantasy, the characters are realistic and intriguing. Often in first person—I feel that I do not get to know the rest of the cast. I feel that Amara has done an adequate job with making sure that you know each of her characters. She doesn’t neglect them in favor of her narrator.
I would really love to do a full review for this book—that is an honor I am going to hang on to until this fantastic tale has been published.
This is an author that I would love for you all to connect with, especially if you are interested in fantasy, dragons, action, and deliciously handsome characters for you to fall in love with.
Every two-thousand years on the continent of Orivnea, the two moons align for a rare double eclipse, leaving any child born beneath it with the endowment of immortality. Symphony is the last Eclipsian, and despite her meticulously cautious lifestyle, there is one man who hunts her, and his desire to have her unusual gift knows no bounds. Luckily, Symphony is in good hands; or so she thought.
Graggerden, the great King of the Council dragons has vowed his protection over the much sought after Eclipsian, but when he signs an alliance treaty with the Sainai Faction on Mylos, he doesn’t realize he’s made a deal with his adversaries; even worse is the guilt he must deal with when he sends Symphony there for her protection, and inadvertently ends up pushing her into the arms of her oppressors.
With the love and devotion of a patient King, a war-laden General, and her dearest friend, Symphony will defend herself and the integrity of Acariya in a heroic battle that will lead to the discovery of a much deeper revelation.
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