Book Review: Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong  17236366Published: April 8th 2014 by Harper Collins

1600108_10152164384975908_207743490_nIn the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

 Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

1600167_10152164384800908_58508561_nWhat’s more exciting than the coming of Spring? The release of a new Kelley Armstrong! I have read every piece of Armstrong’s published works and her consistent style of writing has won me over every single time.

The Forest of the Dead is absolutely horrific. Such a dark and sinister place. Armstrong brings the world within Age of Legends to life for readers, her vivid descriptions and imaginative story captivate the reader.

Sea of Shadows made an appearance in my 2013 entry for the Edmonton Festival of Trees.

Sea of Shadows made an appearance in my 2013 entry for the Edmonton Festival of Trees.

As always, there are awesome female protagonists for the reader to root for. Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are as different as water and fire. Moria is headstrong and ferocious, while Ashyn is more timid and thoughtful. And, my favourite—there are animal characters! This story includes a lot of traveling and dialogue between the characters. A perfect entry to begin a new series. Readers now know the world, and the characters within it quite well.

Dare I say it, I think this may be my favourite Kelley Armstrong series.

Bring on book #2!


About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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