Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Key of Amatahns Review

The Key of Amatahns, Argetellam Saga Book 1

Elisabeth Wheatley

5 stars

"In a land where those with magic are esteemed and revered, Janir guards a secret that would send her to the headsman's block at a word. As one of the reviled Argetallams, she has the power to destroy enchantments and steal others' magic—an ability that has caused bloodshed for generations.

Raised as the illegitimate daughter of an influential lord, she was determined to turn her back on her heritage, but when her power manifests, leaving a nobleman dead, she has no choice but to flee her adoptive home. In exile with the help of a fearless young enchanter and an elf sworn to protect her, she finds herself entangled in a quest to hide an ancient artifact from the kingdom’s enemies.

But they are not the only ones after the relic and soon their paths cross with a rival from Janir's distant childhood. With no hope of help or rescue, the fate of nations will depend on a fifteen year old girl and her mastery of powers she doesn't understand."

The Key of Amatahns is the beginning of a very promising series. I seriously read half the book in one day because I just had to know what happened next to Janir. While her early childhood is painful to learn, Janir finds a happy life for many years with her foster father. Unfortunately, that peaceful life is ripped from her with the death of a nobleman. During her flight from home, she encounters a young enchanter named Karile. I quickly agree with what Saovel did to him and wished I could do it myself many times. The world in which Janir lives is stunning and rich in history and magic. The Key of Amatahns is fast paced with hardly a dull moment and pulls you in mercilessly, making you lose hours just wanting to read what happens next. The best kind of book! On top of it all, this stunning story was written while the author was only sixteen years old, a completely amazing feat! I highly recommend it!

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