Review: Wings of Arian by Devri Walls
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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: Wings of Arian is a phenomenal novel that compliments the fantasy genre exceptionally well. This story has adventure, mythical creatures, heroic characters, and energy with a touch of romance. Kiora has just found out that she is someone very important to the magical community, she is the Solus. As she is pulled into this fantasy realm where things are not as they seem, a great burden is placed on her shoulders…a great battle has been waging for thousands of years between good and evil and now they need her help. Her loyalty is strong although she has lost everything that means the most to her in her world. She originally has doubts as to how a child, such as herself, can provide such greatness as prophesied. As the adventure begins, she meets friends and allies along the way including her Protector, Emane. Together, they must make decisions that could decide the fate of their kingdom as they know it.
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