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Silver Eve

(Guardians of Tarnec #2)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  398 ratings  ·  48 reviews
The Healer Evie saves two herbs for herself—yew, a quick and painful poison, and heliotrope, for the deep, deep sleep that never ends.

After the death of her beloved, seventeen-year-old Evie Carew wants nothing more than to lose herself forever in Rood Marsh. But when the old seer Harker tells her she’s meant for a greater task, Evie’s curiosity keeps her going. What is thi
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Random House Children's Books
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Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases


***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Silver Eve by Sandra Waugh
Book Two of the Guardians of Tarnec series
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication Date: September 22, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review copy sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

A Healer without home or purpose, seventeen-year-old Evie Carew has found the perfect place to disappear: Rood Marsh. She can easily fade into its vast wilderness of towering reeds; leave behind the growing violence that i
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Original Review found at:

I love this series. I love the adventure, fantasy, romance, action and the pure fun of it all. Sandra Waugh is an excellent writer and can’t wait for the rest of these books. I love how they are all connected but are still it’s own individual story. Like Cinder by Marissa Meyer each book and story is involved in a grand scheme of things. What’s great is you could read each book and not have some cliff hanger while you wait a whole other year for th
Kimberly (Book Swoon)
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

SILVER EVE, the second book in the Guardians of Tarnec series by Sandra Waugh, easily drew me back into the magical world of Tarnec with beautiful writing, vivid world building and characters that felt real and dynamic.

In the fist book of the series, LARK RISING, the story reveals a destiny of four chosen Guardians who are known as the "Keepers of Balance" and whose job it is to keep the "Breeder's of Chaos" from unleashing darkness and unbalance. SILVER EVE introduces r
Oct 01, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-pile
Bruna Bellini
I'm so disappointed with this book!
Here, this time, the main character is Evie, a Healer, that left her village, after the death of the man she loved.
Since the beginning, Evie is such an annoying character! I was expecting a healer with magical powers of healing, not someone with knowledge of herbs.
Well, anyways, at first, all the time, she is pitting herself of the lost of the man she loved. Ok, I totally understand how sad it is. But she does nothing to move on and doesn't even accept someon
Jesse Nicholas
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books, fantasy
Not as impressed as I was in the first book. But I still rather enjoyed it. Although I much preferred Lark as a main character over Evie, I did like the Evie/Laurent dynamic!
Amber at Fall Into Books
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this up until the ending. The ending was ridiculously heartbreaking.
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it

What do you call it when you read a book up until 72% and then something big happens in the plot and you know... you know deep down, for certain, that you won't like the ending so you quit the book like a bad boyfriend?  Do you:

a. completely DNF the book and never look back?

b. skip ahead to the ending and get much needed closure on how the book ended?

c. keep reading and hope like heck for the best?

There has to be a name for this conundrum because I don't think it's exactly a DNF.


I read over 72
Cassie C
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Update 10/31/15:

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Actual rating: 4.5 stars

This is such a phenomenal series, and it's only the second book! There is so much adventure, action, and heart-stopping moments that you never want the book to end. It is the perfect mix of fantasy, action/adventure, supernatural, and romance. Sandra Waugh is a wonderful author who has a great gift for story-telling, and just sweeps you away into a story that will enthrall you and stay with you
Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Sandra Waugh’s Silver Eve, the sequel to her debut novel Lark Rising, follows Evie Carew on her journey as she discovers the truth about the birthmark she shares with her cousin Lark and the war that threatens to throw the world into chaos. Lark and Evie grew up together, more like sisters than cousins, under the guide of their grandmother. Unlike Lark’s more quiet demeanor, Evie’s fierce spirit shines bright. She’s bold, unafraid of exploring dangerous or forbidden paths. Largely driven by her ...more
Jessica Hansen
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Though I had not read the first book in this series I was able to do enough research to fall easily into Silver Eve without feeling left behind.

Being fast paced and driven by strong characters allowed this story to move a long without hesitation. One of the things I loved was Evie and her small amazing family, the regret she feels after having to leave them behind tear my heart apart....but she is fiercely driven to find answers. Those answers are about herself and the mystery that s
Erin Cashman
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I adored this YA fantasy from start to finish. I was immediately caught up in the beautiful, lyrical writing and vivid word building. Although this is the second book of the Guardians of Tarnec series, it can stand alone. In Silver Eve, we discover that Evie, Lark’s cousin from Lark Rising, is the Guardian of Death. Like Lark Rising, this book has adventure, romance, plenty of surprising twists and turns, and yet it is often poignant. I gobbled it up in just a few days. I highly recommend it!
Melissa Moore
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A remarkable series with the feel of high fantasy, strong female characters, a little romance, and a great deal of both action and introspection.
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this series. Review tomorrow!
Maureen Hoar
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My heart is hammering

Wow!! I think I just lost my breath for a moment. This is a great so. Evie is in a dark place after the first book. She has lost her love, her home and her will to live. She embarks on a journey to loose her life and purpose. Being a healer prevents her from anything overt. She just wants the end to come. But she finds a seer that changes her life forever. She is now on a journey to find an amulet but finds so much more.
This world is dark and uncaring. The cast of character
Gloria Marcano Cerisano
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was eager to read this book because the previous one Lark Rising was great, I love the story and the characters. Love what Sandra did with the story and how she turns it into our everyday life and into the elements that we have with the bonus of keeping balance all around.

In this book is about Evie Carew, Lark cousin who is the next guardian to awaken and the guardian of Death which control water.

But Evie is lost and don't' want to live any longer because of her love Raif die in the hands of
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh I thought this story was awesome.
It took me a bit to get into book one Lark rising but found it to be
A awesome story with lark being a guardian of light.
Now here we are in book two with her cousin Evie much different than
Her cousin. Evie comes to find she is the guardian of death and
Questions much. She is now set on a adventure to find the amulet and
Help restore balance to their world.
Can she do it? Does her curiosity get in the way?
Does Evie successfully help restore balance or do
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
I had similar feelings to this one as to the first in the series. It shows promise, even if it is slow at times. Still, I was not expecting the twist at the end and thought it a fun one. It was interesting enough that I'll finish the series. ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at Books, Stars, and the Pages in Between

A fantastic sequel, and definitely better than the first book in all aspects!

After the battle between the Troths--who attacked the peaceful village of Merith--and the Riders--whom Lark journeyed far to plead for their help--Evie has left the village in grief. However, it doesn't take long before the Rider Laurent comes after her, revealing that Evie is the Guardian of Death. Now tasked with finding Death's amulet, Evie must endure attack
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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When I read Lark Rising, it took me a few chapters to really get into the story, but by the end, I was absolutely hooked. I was kind of expecting the same thing from Silver Eve, but it ended up being the complete opposite. The plot took off a lot quicker, and so did the relationship, but I thought the ending was completely confusing. I’m not really even sure what happened. I would rate Silver Eve around a 3.5. I'm going to go ahead and round up because even though I wasn't completely invested in ...more
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the sequel to Lark Rising, Silver Eve follows Evie Carew, a healer who is Lark’s cousin. The story picks up after Evie has left Merith. After the death of her fiance, Raif, she plans to follow him to the afterlife in the Rood Marshes. However, she is saved by Harker, who gives her a quest to find the amulet of Death. She is soon joined by Laurent, who was sent to find her and assigned to protect and guard her. Little does Evie know that she is the Guardian of Death and that she is hunted by p ...more
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Evie is a young healer that lived in a small village called Merith with her grandma and cousin Lark. That all changed when the troths came down from their mountain home and started to attach small villages. Evie stopped at a few other little villages along the way but they were also attached by troths. When Evie got to the reed forest to look for answers but instead she found a old man called Herk he gave her three hints to the answers she's looking for, but Evie did not understand.
Hark also
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book suffers from Second in a Series Syndrome (Triple S). Where Lark Rising was original and poetic in both plot and language, this one meanders all over the place, losing sight of its promise under lots of questionable character decisions and contrived plot points. I can see how more time and drafts of this book would have made for an interesting final product. As it stands, the hastiness shows.

Where Lark Rising was full of original language, Silver Eve is riddled with cliches. Where Lark
Dec 31, 2014 rated it liked it
I really loved Lark rising and was anxiously awaiting the second in the Guardians of Tarnec series. Silver Eve is a good second novel, but I didn't quite love it like I did Lark. In theory, each book will be almost like a stand alone book since it will focus on each of the guardians, with references to the other guardians as they complete their journeys.

I felt like Eve's story fell a little flat. Her and her compliment kept saying her journey seemed too easy and really it was. I just didn't thin
Full review here:

I was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. I hadn't heard of the series until I received this book to review for ROYAL. I have not read the first book, Lark Rising, but wish to do so now. In it, readers meet Evie's cousin, Lark, who is the first Guardian--of Life.

There is excellent writing, character development and word building while still making this a fast, accessible read. I don't always love high fantasy but, Waugh pulled me in with Evie's st
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I completely agree with the readers who loved Lark Rising and then were disappointed by this second installation in the series. The character of Lark was easy to root for, especially as you watched her mature into her role as Guardian, but Eve just came across as whiny and depressed for most of the book. I realize that she lost her "one true love" in Book 1, but for crying out loud. It was really aggravating to read page after page of that. I was left with the same "What the...?" at the end of t ...more
JV  Findlay
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The first in the series sets up a wonderful world of magic, evil powers marching across the land, and a circle of women who are all bound together by prophecy to save the kingdom, or die trying.

Enjoyable historical fantasy.
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
It's been awhile since I read the first book, so I don't remember much. But I think the main character, Lark, was the type who always did what she felt like she was supposed to do, even against her own desires and safety. This book is about Evie, who does the exact opposite. She drove me crazy because she kept being to that she needed to do things (or not do things) and every time she just ignored the advise and got into more and more trouble. And also harmed other people while she was at it. Th ...more
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Well, the first book was a little better than this one in my opinion.

The problem was that so many things were left hanging.

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There is no next book to answer all of those questions and I am feeling slightly frustrated about it.
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Sandra grew up in an old house full of crowded bookshelves, in walking distance of an old library that allowed her to drag home a sack of six books at a time. It goes without saying, then, that she fell in love with the old house in Litchfield County, CT, because of its many bookshelves, and she lives there now with her husband, two sons, and a dog who snores. Loudly.

LARK RISING is her first novel

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