Thursday, November 24, 2011

BLOG TOUR # 5 - BOOK REVIEW - THE SECRET OF THE KEEPERS by ELIZABETH ISAACS - KAILMEYRA # 2

By: Elizabeth Isaacs
Published By: EFIsaacs
Released ; Available Now
Details : Ebook , 219 Pages

RATING : 4.25 RUNE STARS!!!!


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

The Kailmeyra Chronicles: Book Two--


Life for Nora couldn't be better; she has married the man of her dreams and loves living in the pristine land of Kailmeyra.


That is, until the darkness threatens her perfect world.


Now war is upon the land. She and Gavin must strengthen their clan and prepare to fight. But the enemy has an ally—one that not only wields power, but holds knowledge of the ancients' secrets. Secrets that could destroy creation itself.


As the darkness grows, doubt seeps in ... protectiveness hinders progress ... and the unthinkable comes to pass.


Bewildered and alone, Nora shoulders the responsibility of leading an entire race to war. As she struggles with decisions that seem impossible to make, she is haunted by one choice.


"No one has ever doubted that you would die for those you love. The question then becomes ... would you live?"



BOOK REVIEW:



Another gorgeously written tale by Elizabeth Isaacs, for those of you who haven’t read anything by Elizabeth you are in for a beautifully written journey. ‘The Light of Asteria’, book # 1 was a rather mind blowing read for me. Elizabeth has this very unique writing style that you will not come across very often. There is a lot of passion in her words, but also a gentleness.


‘The Secret of the Keepers’ starts off where The Light of Asteria finished. Gavin and Nora are off on their road trip , so to speak, for their honeymoon destination, to the white cottage and the Spider’s Respite.


Ester stops them along the way and gives Nora a box inlaid with precious stones. Poor Ester gets herself into all sorts of strife in this book.


Gavin and Nora have this most inspiring love for each other. They are so connected and love just oozes off the pages. Elizabeth writes their love so beautifully. Gavin and Nora are just so in tune with each other.

There is a funny scene where Nora drinks some tea and gets a bit tiddly and Gavin, he goes off. He is very protective.


Nora does become more stubborn in this book and won’t allow herself to be coddled. She knows what she needs to do and she won’t stay pampered and protected if it means her friends will be in trouble. I felt Nora’s character grew in this book.


Nora has 6 levels of conscious thought:


1st thought - Captain keeps them in order


2nd thought - In charge of energy


3rd thought - Memories


4th thought - Sights


5th - Smells


6th - Wild Child = warrior= defense


I did like the wild child as Nora can be very beautifully flowing as a character and the wild child pops out and you get more from her character.


Malachi is still Nora’s wise mentor who will only let Nora know so much. She has to work a lot out for herself. Nora is the last of her kind she needs to strengthen and understand.


Rune is a wonderful new character. I love this tartan wearing ,flute playing, outspoken protector. He is so loyal and does not muck around. He knows what he has to do and does it. I hope he finds his Molly.


Weylin , well hello to you. I am looking forward to reading more about Gavin’s friend.


I do love the way Elizabeth puts the art into her storyline with the intent that the creator of the art has put into the piece, very different and original.


This is a story with passion, betrayal, friendship, new beginnings, loyalty, little Simian’s ( gorgeous I want one), the Dokkalfar ( baddies), war, understanding and a love that will not let anything stand in its way.


I did find the first half of the book, slower paced but the second half made up for it. Elizabeth has a very imaginative mind which is quite special to read. I am looking forward to book 3.


Michelle

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