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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong

Empire of Night (Age of Legends #2)
by Kelley Armstrong
Doubleday Canada (Penguin Random House)
ISBN: 978-0-385-67201-6
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Description: Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were. Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the children of Edgewood—accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of imperial warriors. But the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on all their influence and power to overcome deadly enemies—not all of them human—and even avert an all-out war
The Good Stuff
  •  My god this women is a born storyteller (OK, I say this every time I read one of her books) 
  • She truly has a gift when writing her series to remind  you of what happened in previous books, yet not boring you if you have just read all of her books in a row
  • Strong female characters
  • Non Stop Action
  • Exceptional world building
  • Love her sense of humour
  • Love her wisdom and her way of writing strong female characters that teens can appreciate and learn from, but never done in a preachy way - bravo Ms Armstrong
  • Guin's story broke my heart
  • Dark, this author never treats teens like they cannot handle more adult themes (hold your horses Helicopter moms - there is no sex)
  • So imaginative and unique
The Not So Good Stuff
  •  Find the two sisters and their love interests too similar, hard to remember which is which
  • Dragged a wee bit
  • Damn you cliffhangers - I am not a patient women (Ok not a bad thing but hey, with Kelley Armstrong, you really have to dig to write something not so good LOL!)
 Favorite Quotes

"The latter would suggest an interest in politics, which would suggest a lack of interest in a long life.

"The problem with having treasure is that everyone wants it."

"That had changed once they were told that the emperor wished them to stay within the court walls until this matter was resolved ... and Moira learned  that the word "wished' meant something entirely  different when it came from an emperor."

4 Dewey's

I received this from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review

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