originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions
*I won a free copy of this e-book in a LibraryThing Member Giveaway*
a great fantasy sci-fi read of which the writing of the author are greatly crafted with passion and intelligence.
The story is somewhat common(well, for me, teenagers saving the world, though in this one its another world), but still the author manages to make the story interesting and compelling.
The plot and situations are super intense that you would turn pages by pages of the book (or in my case an ebook). the characters are well-developed, intertwined and with outstanding-characteristics.Ceri Clark wonderful tells us the story of young adults and then takes us to a breathtaking new world which would capture our sympathy and passion..
Smouldering in the circle the Deoc glared malevolently at Aras. Its body was made entirely of fire but as Aras watched, the flames rescinded. Skin formed over the creature's body. First its arms and legs, then its face before it was covered completely in skin. Over this, a robe formed until a man stood before him with red and gold-flecked eyes.
'What do you want?'
'I need you to kill a boy.'
'Why would I do that?' The creature smiled, confident in its power.
'You have no choice.'
The powerful Elementi Empire spanned over a thousand years, its kings and queens loved and revered by their people and their elemental powers feared by their enemies. One fateful night almost a century ago, the Empire was destroyed by treachery and Magi illusion. All five heirs were thought to be lost... until now.
On present day Earth, Jake has an ordinary life, school, bullies, parties... until he stumbles on an ancient crystal and discovers his adoption and a royal past.
As Jake touches the pendant, the Magi Emperor in Eleria is alerted that not all the Elementi were killed all those years ago. The Emperor summons an evil fire demon and sends him across the dimensional barrier to hunt and kill the last of the Elementi.
Can Jake learn to control his growing elemental powers and reunite the other lost children in time?