In the Known Kingdoms, Twins are killed at birth.Twins harness energy in an unpredictable and dangerous way.Twins almost destroyed the world.Ash and Rae have always claimed that he is a year older to hide themselves from the ruthless Faceless Monks.An order who's apparent benevolent mission to keep the world safe, is a mask for nefarious intentions.Energy can't be createdIn the Known Kingdoms, Twins are killed at birth.Twins harness energy in an unpredictable and dangerous way.Twins almost destroyed the world.Ash and Rae have always claimed that he is a year older to hide themselves from the ruthless Faceless Monks.An order who's apparent benevolent mission to keep the world safe, is a mask for nefarious intentions.Energy can't be created or destroyed... but it can be harnessed...When Ash and Rae's secret is discovered, Rae is taken by the monks. Ash must learn to harness his natural ability to manipulate the energy of his world to save her.Two rules must always be observed. Two rules everyone knows.Do not use energy from the living.Do not reanimate the dead.Ash will do anything to get Rae back...even breaking their sacred laws....
|Title||:||Shadow of a Slave (The Blood Mage Chronicles, #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||421 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Shadow of a Slave (The Blood Mage Chronicles, #1) Reviews
Had never read anything by this author but i am so impressed by this book and her style of writing i am sure this will not be the only book of hers that i will read. Rae and Ash, a brother and sister who are twins in a land which declares everything double needs to be killed or destroyed, however we meet them in their early years and they are hiding and terrified because the faceless monks have once again appeared in their village trying to root out twins. Their father did not kill them at birth as is decreed and their mother hates them and in the northern side of the country women are dominant and man have no say but in the south it is the opposite. A pedlar comes to the village and the mother sells him the twins and they travel with this man to the south. Everything was going very well for them however one fine day the pedlar is killed, his shop burnt to the ground and the twins are left alone, penniless and scared because the monks were looking for them! They hit rock bottom and end up with a group of criminals and thugs and then Rae is taken by the monks and Ash barely survives with his life. He is nothing without his other half and Rae was always the most intelligent and the strongest however he is now fuelled by his rage and wants a vendetta on the hated and much feared faceless monks who are very powerful in magic. Ash travels to the institute to learn magic cause he knows that only by doing so will he ever be able to get Rue back, his link to her tells him she is still alive. Very often i found myself so angry at Ash as he lets his rage fuel him and never uses his brains if he has any. This book is full of surprises right till the end and such a page turner, i was left speechless at the end and just have to read the next book in this fantastic series which i cannot praise enough.
Shadow of a Slave A most interesting and compelling story right from the beginning and an adventure begins when the two children are sold by there mother to a trader for 10 golden marks. And all the magic that you can handle. I Loved It!!!
Good readI have mixed feelings about this book. Really liked the twins but after Rae was taken the character flaws were just so hard to make him likeable on his own. Selfish, egotistical, narcissistic and throws tantrum after tantrum. I thought it was creative and filled with adventure and I didn't know what was going to happen. I just stopped liking the main character and see an evil sorcerer in the making.
This was an excellent book. I look forward to book #2 which seems to be coming out in about a month. I think the reason that this book pulled me in is the the main character. I really liked the twins and how they felt about each other which tied them together. Each had a different view on life, but the brother alters his views because he cares for his sister. Once they are separated you could see his development even more. I enjoyed his struggle and for once found a book that I could put myself in the character's view. I get so sick of the unselfish main characters in other books that always save the kitten in the tree or refuses to take the path of power. It is nice to see one that is more like the rest of us (self serving) when the circumstances of life changes.