Perfection. Goodness. Elimination of evil. It's what seventeen-year-old Kaylyn has trained her entire life to achieve. But no one is prepared for the consequences of her actually defeating all evil people on the planet. Finally successful in her mission, Kaylyn faces an unfamiliar world, full of good people doing good things, in which she no longer has purpose.
When the skies grow dark, and a stranger from another village pleads for her help, her instincts roar to life. It turns out their perfect world isn't exactly what it seems. Kaylyn's new quest, harder than any she's been on before, will rip apart her friendships, her life, and her soul more than any evil man ever managed to.
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About the Author
Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Many of the stories focus on good guys fighting bad ones. But what if that battle was finally over? What if all the evil enemies were defeated? Have you ever wondered about that? Would it really be that good to achieve it? That's the question this book is dealing with. And that was the answer I was eager to know. I liked the idea of it. I got intrigued chapter after chapter. One strange event followed the other, there were more and more unanswered questions, more and more inner battles for the heroine. It was especially interesting by the last chapters, and I wasn't able to put it down. I was interested to read this book because I was amazed by other books of the author, You Are Mine and Mine to Spell. This one was different and yet intriguing. I have to admit I wasn't as fascinated with the heroine as I was when reading those other books, she didn't get that dear to me, but the idea and events happening captivated my attention. And the cover did it too. I'm interested enough to know how the story goes in the next book. I have received the book free from the David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite! group and the author in exchange for a honest review.
Kaylyn charged by her people to eliminate evil in the world. Yet no one questions why that would help the world. Strange things are happening among the animals and nature yet no one knows why it happening. kaylyn feels at lose ends since her mission is complete and struggles to find her new purpose. What is causing all this strangeness? Can it be stopped? Your answers await you in Ever Darkening. This new to me author presented an interesting twist within a fantasy novel. The concept and it's execution were spot on from first page to last page. The characters are flawed, honest, interesting, down to earth, compelling, and intriguing. The story hits the ground running and doesn't stop. Look forward to more of this author's work in the future.
I have been a fan of Janeal Falor since reading her Mine series and was pleased to realise that Ever Darkening continued to follow the fantasy format in which she has written previously, with a female protagonist at the centre of the action. Janeal Falor appears to intentionally downplay romance within the story, although there is some. Instead, she focuses upon the fear and apprehension of the characters whilst they watch their world being consumed, as evil tries to restore its tenuous balance with good. Kaylyn has been training for 7 years, chosen to be the one “to save the entire world from evil”. She is joined by her fellow Zophas in this fight against the Malryx. They battle with swords and also their Zophasken, a magical energy which enables them to sense the evil around them. A little confusingly, Ever Darkening begins as Kaylyn defeats the last of the Malryx, struggling to return to a normality which she has never experienced. Yet soon a small group of Zophas, led by Kaylyn, are called back into action when a neighbouring village asks for their help. Janeal Falor’s story develops as Kaylyn, Marsa, Jorrin and their friends investigate the darkness which is invading the village, it’s livestock and surrounding forest. As the frightening events unfold, Kaylyn emerges as a strong leader, despite her original doubts. The novel is more sinister than any Young Adult story I have read recently and Janeal Falor builds her plot in a way that holds our interest. Though I found the ending shocking and cruel I also recognised it’s necessity. I would recommend it to a more mature YA audience and now hope to read Marsa’s version of the story in Savage Light.
It was a fantastic read that will keep you wanting to read until the very end!
Let the battle between good and evil begin.... What would you sacrifice to destroy all evil? Or would you let evil destroy the world? Follow Kaylyn and her friends on this epic journey as they prepare to fight the one thing they don't know how to defeat... To restore the world back to its proper balance. Once again Janeal Falor writes another amazing book, full of romance, friendship, love for helping those in need... And the biggest enemy of them all... EVIL.