Series: Rhuna #1
Author: Barbara Underwood
Publication Date: October 16th 2014
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Historical Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:
The story is set in an idyllic utopian society, not unlike the Atlantis of myth, and follows the adventures of the title character, Rhuna. A series of extraordinary events unfold after the young girl discovers the startling truth about her father and the enemy that caused his demise known as The Dark Master. As Rhuna struggles with her newfound discovery, her beloved homeland is thrust into chaos, threatened by her father’s old nemesis. In the midst of the unfolding cataclysm, Rhuna must find her extraordinary destiny and the courage to stop The Dark Master from destroying everything and everyone that she loves. Suffused with magic and menace, “Rhuna, Keeper of Wisdom” will send readers on a journey to astonishing realms, as only the most exquisite kind of fiction can do.
Fantastic world building and an intensely gripping plot draw you into this vividly penned novel from page one. Underwood easily & fully transports readers into the fantastic world that she's created, keeping them there. I couldn't put this novel down, dying to know what the next plot twist would bring; and believe me, there were many. Underwood's writing style also called to me. I love how she involves her audience in the story, leading them forward as if they're there alongside her, rather than simply telling them what happened to her characters.
And the characters! Oh wow the characters! I loved the individuals that we met throughout this story. I couldn't get enough of them and was definitely sad to see them go at the end of the novel. They were so easy to get to know and to connect with. I felt as if I'd made friends, rather than simply reading a novel.
This is definitely a novel that will be loved by readers of all ages. It's clean enough for a YA audience and exciting enough to grip adults and not let go. I know I sure couldn't put it down. Nor can I wait for the next novel in the series.
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