Let the battle begin! The vast Tzoladian army clashes with the Karsonian confederation in the valley of Mt. Sarmos. But the stakes are higher than a mere fight for power between countries. As the cruel emperor intensifies his persecution of the “subhumans,” the three chosen youths make tough choices that will decide the fate of the world.
Amanki is a soldier fighting for an empire that wants him dead. After losing her freedom and her seal, Brina faces the ruthless leader of the Sparaggi tribes. Tuka is surrounded by intrigue. Plots of assassination abound.
Thrown into circumstances they never would have chosen or even imagined, the teens must adapt or die. Have they forgotten their true mission?
About the Author
RA Denny is an ancient history buff with a law degree from Duke University. While working as a criminal prosecutor by day, she escaped by night to create the fantasy world of her Tzoladian Trilogy. RA Denny loves adventure, animals and history. She has travelled to the ancient rock city of Petra on horseback, flown through the jungles of Costa Rica on zip lines and visited the Great Pyramid on a camel. She lives in Delaware. As a child she had two pet flying squirrels.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is the third of five in the Tales of Tzoladia, and I'm still finding it entertaining. This teen and young adult fantasy is worth at least four stars, don't you think? There are three--no, four--main "chosen" characters with several almost as active co-stars. There are the mud people (or ducks, as some folks call them, for their big webbed feet. The lead in this one is Amanki, a young man with a remarkable resemblance to a human--one of the ones who ride the king-sized lions, called Metlan. The Gliders (or flyers, as some humans called them) can glide from tree to tree much like flying squirrels, and the main character from this bunch is Brina. And then there's the rock people with the hard scales along their backs. They can roll up sort of like armadillos to protect themselves or to hibernate. The chosen one from the rock people is Moshoi, but in this book his little brother Tuka plays a bigger part. What ties the main characters together is a blue seal. When the three of them and their seals get together, something spectacular is supposed to happen. The trouble is that Metlan has stolen Brina's seal (for safekeeping, he says). Brina becomes a slave to the general's wife, Moshoi has been buried under a rockslide, and Amanki is relegated to a doomed bunch of duck people. And the war is about to start. You can find all these characters in The Emperor's War, along with R.A. Denny's previous and following books in the Tales of Tzoladia series. I received a free copy of the book from the author, but my reviews contain only my own opinions.