Hello, my Lovelies! It’s been a great week for me, how has yours been? Today’s post is a review of ‘Falling Shadows, a book by Joan Lightning. You may remember the interview I did with her a couple weeks ago. Well here is my review for this awesome book.
Title: Falling Shadows: Guardians of Reyth Volume 1
Author: Joan Lightning
Age Level: 13- 18 years
Page Count: 252 pages
The Blurb: Her powers could doom her world.
Possessing all seven Gifts of magic, Crystu is destined to be one of the leaders of her people, the Guardians of the planet of Reyth.
She’s twenty-one, powerful, and her people’s ancient enemy makes an astounding proposal –
The Shadowbringer, a survivor of the war three millennia ago, offers godhood if she will mother a new race of magic users for him. Their children will be strong enough to free him from his long imprisonment, and, together, they will conquer the world.
His followers, gifted with portions of his power, are prepared to destroy everyone and everything Crystu holds dear to persuade her to accept his offer.
The Guardians have been training for generations to prepare for the day when the Shadowbringer begins a new War of Magic and that day has arrived.
But where will he strike first?
My Review: This is a fantastic book! I loved it from start to finish! The style Joan wrote it in was so easy to read and understand, yet still keep you engaged. The characters were so unique and fascinating. My favorite was Crystu, the main character sorceress. Her personality just stood out to me. The plot is engaging and keeps you in your seat reading wondering what the Shadowbringer is going to do next. Everything seems so well thought out. The settings were so vividly described you could really see yourself there. The names of the place were very cool as well, in my opinion. The language was relevant and easily understandable. The names of places and characters were all pretty easy to figure out how to pronounce. What I liked most about this story was the plot. It kept me absorbed in it. I highly recommend you read this book as Joan does such an outstanding job bringing her world to life.
Rating: 5 out of 5