Author: Jennifer . L. Kelly
Publication date: 6/12/2016
Goodreads description: In book two, Ka’s journey continues as she travels to the Land of Earth to retrieve and destroy the Earth stone. Her mother went to great lengths in order to protect her from the imminent darkness, but there are consequences for hiding the truth. Someone has lied and someone will die as the imminent darkness grows stronger in its quest for retribution.
I was sent an electronic copy of this arc in exchange for an honest review. I was super excited to read the next instalment of this series after having read the first book ‘Army of Fire.’ As mentioned in the Goodreads description, the book continues where the last book left off. Ka is searching for the next elemental stone to destroy in order to return these traits back into her own personality. This book was very family focused and I was able to learn a lot about Ka’s mother and father and why they are such important characters within the story and how they personally impact Ka’s life. This book also delve into the specific details of the imminent darkness and how it can transform into whatever it needs to be. I found that the book was well written (not overly descriptive) and majority of the story was primarily focused on Ka retrieving and attempting to destroy the Earth stone. What I really enjoyed about this book was that it wasn’t primarily focused on the main characters love interest and really highlighted her value in having her friends and family by her side constantly supporting her. There were instances though throughout the book where scenes became rushed and there was a lot of travelling in this book (moving from Xon 9 to the elemental Abyys) so I tended to get abit lost whilst I was reading. I think anyone who loves a book about adventure, fantasy, importance of friends and family and the need to conquer evil and restore peace will thoroughly enjoy this series. To conclude this review I gave the book 4/5 stars and I’m excited to see how the rest of the series pans out, especially with all the pressure on Ka as she attempts to retrieve the last three elemental stones with the ever growing imminent darkness close on her trail.