Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close, but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve, at BYU, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her to keep writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next. Her books include Ring of Truth; A Christmas Worth Billions; Fashioned for Love; Change in Harmony; Endless; The Princess and the Prom Queen; The Princess and the Sorceress; Magicians of the Deep; the Luck series—Stolen Luck, Twist of Luck, Best of Luck, More Then Just Luck, No Such Luck, and Just My Luck, a novella. You can learn more about Jaclyn at her website: www.jaclynweist.com
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Smashwords book reviews by Jaclyn Weist
- The Ember Gods (Kilenya Series, 2)
on Sep. 27, 2011
This is the second book in the Kilenya series. I was excited to read this book after I finished Andrea's first book The Key of Kilenya. I was glad I was able to continue the series. The book starts right up and goes from where the last book left off. I got pulled in instantly and enjoyed reentering the world of Eklaron. The creatures and the world is different from what I've read before and I loved it! Here is the synopsis:
Jacob Clark has just returned from the world of Eklaron, where he frustrated the evil plans of the Lorkon and returned the magical Key of Kilenya to its rightful owners. His quest is far from over, though—Aloren is trapped in Maivoryl City by the Ember Gods, and Jacob can't return to save her until he receives the potion that will protect his team from the corrosive influence of the Lorkon.
Balancing between this new world and his own proves tricky. Not only has he started his first year of high school, but his magical abilities are bringing him too much attention. He feels pulled by both sides, hoping he'll be able to figure out his special powers to save Aloren in time.
Jacob spent a lot of time comparing himself to his brother Matt in the first book so I'm glad we got to see more of him in the second book. I enjoyed seeing the strengths and weaknesses of both and how well they worked together. It was fun having Matt witness all of the different abilities Jacob had and instead of being jealous, he worked right along with him.
There are many twists and turns in this book to keep you hooked. Jacob has so much going on his life but he is still able to keep it together. He even shows compassion when he could easily have gotten revenge on a high school rival.
I loved the ending of the story. You have foreshadowing along the way, but you have no idea what's going to happen until you read the end. I loved it! I can't wait to see what is in store for Jacob in the next book.