Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Last Enchanter by Laurisa White Reyes

Kelvin is living as royalty with the King, his grandfather; Marcus is studying magic with Zyll, his grandfather.  When Marcus and Zyll find out Fredric has been murdered, Zyll goes to help Kelvin and make sure he doesn't become the next casualty.

Tanglewood Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore to get a copy.  You may also wish to purchase the first book as this is the second in the series.

Marcus tries to scry using water as Zyll has tried to train him, but he has no luck.  Then he spills the water and he sees Zyll dying!  He immediately gets ready to follow Zyll and see if he can stop his death.  He's going by himself, but he can't get away without companions.  They refuse to let him go alone.  He needs them in this quest.

There is a traitor in the castle, Lael is trying to find her mother, and Kelvin is avoiding Marcus and Zyll.  Trying to figure out who killed the King is no easy thing, especially not when others are blocking you and attempting to kill you.

This is written for middle grade readers, but it pulls no punches.  The King was poisoned, Zyll does die, and the whole story has danger sprinkled through it.  It's a grand adventure with Marcus not realizing one of his companions is in love with him.  He finally gets it by the end, though, and the ending of this story is encouraging.  I'm sure this series will have more books and I know I will enjoy reading more about Marcus and his friends.

1 comment:

Laurisa White Reyes said...

Thank you for such a nice review.