Crown Service #2
Young Adult Fantasy
December 15th 2017
Sara Fairchild, duelist and combatant, is out for vengeance. Her father was betrayed. Her mother is dead. All she has left is her desire for revenge and a quest for answers.
Now a member of the Mercenary Guilds’ elite guard, she fights on the front lines of her empire’s first civil war. But Sara’s priority isn’t winning the war for the crown or empire. It’s finding out the true circumstances of her family’s downfall while keeping one mild-mannered scholar alive.
As emotionally detached as she is from everyone around her, Sara can’t seem to shake the stubborn affection of her one friend. When she stumbles upon the secrets of the leadership of the Empress’s highest command in the field, Sara will be forced to decide how deep her loyalty is to the crown…before they kill her off and everyone else standing in their way.
Secrets aside everyday on the warfront is a life under threat from the ultimate enemy and yet as Sara quickly finds out, darkness resides on both sides of the war lines.
Blades Of Illusion is book two in the Crown Service series by Terah Edun. This book starts off right where Blades of Magic ends. So, their is no time wasted. We jump right back into the war and trying to discover what really happened to Sara Fairchild’s father.
Sara is a great strong female who grows a little with the help of her friend Ezekiel. He’s slipped under her defenses and has found a spot in her life. She needs Ezekiel! She knows how to fight, to do battle, to be a leader, but interacting with people outside of fighting, well she’s not good with this, so that’s where he comes in. I liked the character growth Sara goes through. We get a little more on her past, which is nice.
As for why this war started and what happened to her father, well we still don’t know. We are searching, but not much happens on this front. Their is a lot of action and battles, which are well done, but at times the story was a bit slow. I will say I still have a lot of questions then answered, but that’s ok. It gives me a reason to keep reading and see what happens next.
Just like the first book this one ends quickly and at a point where I wish it hadn’t. The ending felt like it ended in the middle of a chapter at a spot I wouldn’t have expected it to end, especially when things where heating up with action. This is my only issue with Blades Of Illusion, and well the series so far, is where it ends. Other then that I throughly enjoyed this installment and can’t wait to read on.
The author has created a rich world with fantastic characters. Blades Of Illusion is a light easy read full of action and suspense.
Rated: 3.5 Stars
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