Review: Wings of Tavea by Devri Walls
ABOUT THE BOOK: Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros. Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble.
REVIEW: Wings of Tavea is book two in the Solus Series. After reading Wings of Arian, I was really excited to jump into this one. It starts back up where book one ends with Kiora, Drustan and Emane traveling through the open gates into an unknown world. They have no idea of what lurks on the other side of the gates; however, they are informed that nothing good has stayed. When they meet Alcander, the Tavean prince is not so thrilled but inclines to take them to Lomay, an ancestor to one of the creators. Eleana sends Arturo to assist Kiora with her inner demons as she battles strange enemies along their journey.
My favorite character is Alcander. He is stubborn, powerful and insightful. As soon as Kiora meets him, there is an immediate stirring that calls to her. She fights through bouts of confusion with feelings for Emane as well as those for Alcander. With her magic growing stronger by the day, she knows that she can’t let her emotions get the best of her when everyone’s lives are on the line. She is the Solus and Emane is her Protector. They both have a job to do in order to restore the good in the land…even when everything left may only be the evil that threatens to destroy them. One of my favorite parts of this story is being able to relate to Kiora’s emotional turmoil regarding death. The author portrays a wonderful explanation of how her feelings are totally acceptable; yet, the message that is being conveyed by Arturo is an ultimate truth which I feel is tremendously insightful and becomes a powerful motivation for her throughout the story. Lomay is another character which I find to be curious about. I am not sure whether I like him or not because he is very vague with his personality and inquisitiveness. Kiora and Emane are torn with whom they can trust; especially, when Drustan’s disdain for the camps that they visit become so apparent with their treatment of shifters.
Overall, I really love this series thus far. I can’t wait to pick up the third in the series and start reading. I enjoy the author’s writing style and her creativity with creating an entirely new world is completely astounding. All characters are very much developed, some are even complex and I do really like most all of them…even Dralazar and Layla. I recommend this series to anyone who enjoys Fantasy and young adult fiction and I rate this book with five stars. For starters, it is a continuation of an adventure and I really get into these types of books. This one always pulled me in and held my attention. It was very unpredictable and the anticipation always kept me guessing or wanting to read more into the characters themselves.
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