Title: The Secret of the Keepers
Author: Elizabeth Isaacs
Release Date: Out Now
The Kailmeyra Chronicles: Book Two–
Life for Nora couldn’t be better; she has married the man of her dreams and loves living in the pristine land of Kailmeyra.
That is, until the darkness threatens her perfect world.
Now war is upon the land. She and Gavin must strengthen their clan and prepare to fight. But the enemy has an ally—one that not only wields power, but holds knowledge of the ancients’ secrets. Secrets that could destroy creation itself.
As the darkness grows, doubt seeps in … protectiveness hinders progress … and the unthinkable comes to pass.
Bewildered and alone, Nora shoulders the responsibility of leading an entire race to war. As she struggles with decisions that seem impossible to make, she is haunted by one choice.
“No one has ever doubted that you would die for those you love. The question then becomes … would you live?”
Princess Nora and Prince Gavin are now married and living in Kailmeyra. They become one with their thoughts and emotions. She finds it hard to think with her own thoughts when Gavin’s are also running through her head, not to mention his feelings. Nora finds she has six lines of thought running at the same time; including a “wild child”, who ends up being more of her inner warrior.
The enemy is coming and their clan is trying to prepare. She receives a gift from the King of Spiders (and it’s not fully explained what that gift is, but the reader assumes it’s the gift of ancient language), she helps her clan discover and use the energy around them… but is it enough? Malachi delivers one of the best lines in the book: “No one has ever doubted that you would die for those you love. The question then becomes … would you live?”
War is coming and the clan must prepare. The enemy falls in the line of energy and love but will the clan have enough to win? The first 1/2 of the book was quite slow with a lot of character building, but come the second half it exploded and took me on a ride. There is a huge traitor in their rankings, whom you will not be surprised at, which was a bit disappointing. This enemy knows the clans secrets and can cause major havoc if allowed to do so. Will the traitor be stopped? Will Nora survive this war? You must read to find out.
This book really reminded me of a revamped Lord of the Rings. If you enjoy this type of read then this is the book for you.