Series: The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic #1
When a foreign tribe attacks the peaceful Onan people, a lonely outcast is forced to reveal her secret Gift – but will such power bring acceptance?
It is the darkest time in winter, when suns, moons, and stars all wane fromthe sky. In the Wolf clan, a baby is born with a powerful Gift, but dangerous omens brand her an Outcast, and the Elders name her Iluna.
Iluna struggles to find her place in the proud and distrustful Wolf clan, and as her powers bloom, she discovers a mysterious friend.
Dark magic, war, and treachery soon jeopardize the life of every clan member; many suspect Iluna and her Gift.
Is this Outcast girl to blame, or is she salvation?
GENRE RATING: 5x5
I found myself really enjoying the story of Iluna's childhood. It helped to shape the character and those around her. Yuli, for example, always had things handed to him and in the end, he always wanted more and it shaped him as an adult. There was no room to question these characters, they were who they were.
The world building is something I particularly loved. The author created a structure to the tribes. She made odd traditions believable, and titles easily understood without dumping it all on the reader. There wasn't a lot of action, but I felt there was no need for it. Iluna, Yuli, Anton & Izhur's stories and reactions to new threats were enough to keep me eagerly flipping the pages.
Pacing throughout the novel was steady, catching a rhythm all the way up to the end. It doesn't end so much on a cliffhanger as there is more to Iluna's story to be brought to light and I hope to read the next book in the series when it comes out.
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