Author: Devri Walls
Published: April 24, 2012 by Stonehouse Ink
Number of Pages: 462
Blurb from Goodreads: Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.
With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.
However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
Review: This is definitely a great fantasy book. I loved everything about it. Kiora is a great heroine who really struggles with the role she was forced to take on.Emane is an arrogant prince that I really want to meet. So let me actually start the review.
I loved how this book focused on the history and background. We don't just have information showed at us, we discover it as we read. The writing was so detailed and amazing and I really felt like I was in the palaces and caves being described. I think that the vivid writing is one of the things that made this story so great.
The plot took my breath away. It was so involved that to even talk about it would give so much away. The basic idea is that Kiora is the Solus and it's her job to make sure that Dralazar doesn't come to power and that the people in her kingdom stay safe. However, she won't have to do this alone she will have loyal friends and of course a Protector, whose job is to make sure she stays safe. The protector is like the other half of the Solus but not is a soul mate kind of way. It's more that the Protector contains a quality lacked by the Solus. It's a really great idea.
I loved Kiora and Emane. At first their relationship was so funny with them being so mean to each other, but I really got to fall in love with them as they started falling in love with each other. Also to be fair they took a while to fall in love so no ista-love here :)
Anyway if you like fantasy then this book is a must read.
I give this book