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What a huge disappointment
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2014
I was so engaged by the Faelohren series, that when I finished that I was anxious to pick up a new story by this author. What a let down - it's like it's not even written by the same person. Whereas the Faelorhen series was, I believe, written with young adults in mind, I am far, far past young adult and found the series an excellent read.
But this series - this is written for children of no more than 12 or 13. Jahrra may be the only hope of this world, Etheos, but she is a sneaky, lying, deceptive little twit who does not deserve all the effort being put out for education and training. She's being trained to kill people, but this is totally glossed over. She has no idea she is the world's last hope and so she goes about her boring, angst-ridden little life, always hiding what she does and with who so those in charge of her have no idea the messes she gets herself into. And they are big, adult messes perpetrated by a clueless little girl. There are never any repercussions for her actions - she gets away with everything.
If these books are for young readers, all this is teaching them is to lie to those responsible for you. To take terrible risks just to see what will happen and then skate away from them all unharmed. It's just ridiculous.