Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wayfinder by C E Murphy
This is the second book in The Worldwalker Duology. I missed reading the first one, but this one can be read alone. There is a synopsis of the first book as a preface in this book. I'd buy them both so you get the full story. This is a good fairy tale...
DelRay and Net Galley allowed me to read the ebook for review (thank you). The book was published in September so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.
Lara can't lie and she can tell if you are telling her the truth or not. She's a truthseeker, and the Seelies have been trying to find one for over hundred years. Now that they have found her, she has to find herself. She has powers that she never knew existed and the staff she's brought from their world to hers tests her, trying to take control of her magic.
This is a complex tale with gods, Seelies and Unseelies, and magic involved. The origin of the tale goes back so far no one remembers what happened. As Lara seeks the cause of the upset in the Seelie's world, she develops enemies. Even her friends are partly her enemies. Watching her walk the tight rope to resolution and hope keeps you on your toes. She's challenged at every step of the way.
This is a busy, magical world with fantasy characters that are larger than life. It was an enjoyable read and the author mends all the loose ends before the story stops.
Why not get the books and see if you can try to guess just how it's going to be resolved. I bet you can't figure it out ahead of time.