This is the first book in a trilogy and the debut novel of Lisa Rector.
Wow! There is some good stuff in this book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!!!
I think that's some of the highest praise a new author can receive: hearing someone is an instant fan of her work and can't wait to get her hands on the next installment.
The world is beautifully crafted. The characters have layers of depth. Emotions are well conveyed. Sacrifices are made. Hearts are broken and mended.
It is clear Ms. Rector has carefully studied her craft to bring forth a highly polished, can't wait-to-read-this-cover-to-cover-in-one-sitting book into her reader's hands. The cover is exquisite too.
The question of light and dark is explored along with how choices affect all, not just the individual. The astute YA reader will pick up on the questions posed by Ms. Rector, and the rest will be floored by the brilliance of the story and characters. It's not just of YA readers either. Anyone with a love of fantasy books will be spell-bound by Master of Lies.
Worth a read? YES!!!
Clean: mild violence, a kiss or two.
Good for 14+
Will I read the next one? As soon as it's out!
Mastering the lies is easy if you don’t have to wrestle against your own darkness . . .
Unaware of her immortal heritage, the truth concealed from her, Ahnalyn learns she’s a child of two worlds—a half-Emrys with the ability to wield the light and the dark power. Aneirin, a Son of Light, has his own reasons for leaving the immortal dragon realm. Defying the High Council, he risks exile—risks being tainted by the corrupt mortal world Ahnalyn is a part of.
As Aneirin’s life becomes entwined with Ahnalyn’s future, he is certain of one thing: Ahnalyn belongs with the immortal Emrys. But doubt and fear shroud Ahnalyn as the painful truths of her past unfold. Succumbing to the darkness lurking inside her is the easy, simple path. But under the dark power, Ahnalyn would be forbidden to enter the immortal realm and would be lost to all those she loves—forever.
Master of Lies is the first book in the Chronicles of the Half-Emrys, a high fantasy novel.