In this second volume of the Elk Riders series, the stories of siblings from In the Darkness Visible continue to interweave, as Gabriella Carlyle and her brother, Dameon, work to stop the plans of Sade and Vondales—bothers who are powerful members of a dark order of sorcerers.
Gabriella and Dameon travel far across the ocean on a mysterious craft, the Elawn, accompanied by an elk, Adamantus, who holds many mysteries of his own.
All the friends and foes walk paths that explore the bonds of family, the depth of faith, and the ever perilous road to adulthood, one balanced between good and evil; life and death.
About the Author
Globetrotter and fiction writer Ted Neill has worked on five continents as an educator, health professional, and journalist. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post and he has published a number of novels exploring issues related to science, religion, class, and social justice. His debut novel City on a Hill combines his passions together into a thought-provoking page turner with a compelling female protagonist, Sabrina Sabryia. His epic fantasy series, Elk Riders, follows a band of unlikely allies brought together by a mysterious elk as they square off against dark forces taking shape in their world and even in their hearts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gabriella just keeps finding trouble on her quest. The captain is dead and the skyship is damaged. Omanuju is injured and a greedy Mortimer causing more problems than providing any kind of help. Then there is Dameon, Gabriella’s brother. His behaviors caused problems at home and those same problems are complicating Gabriella’s quest. She is getting frustrated and wants to send him home but then is guilty because these thoughts are not helping her to be pure. Gabriella is getting frustrated with the quest, challenges, and those around her that seem to be causing more hindrance than help. She also doubts herself being pure enough to complete her quest. I loved following along with Gabriella. She is stronger than she thinks and is such a great kid even if she gets frustrated with her brother. Sade and Vondales don’t have as big of a part in this book as opposed to the first book. But you learn how more about their current position and how they come to be where they are. The more I learn about them the more I come to understand how they got where they are. I don’t feel they are the big bad villain’s they seemed when we first met them. This is a great YA fantasy story that will appeal to many ages. Although you could pick up this book and read it as a standalone I really think you would like it more if you read the series in order. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.