Silevethiel – My Review!!
I’m back in my favorite genre (fantasy), but wanted something new from an author I haven’t read. I saw Silevethiel by Andi O’Connor and thought it looked like a good read. I was correct!
Synopsis (from the author): Following her father’s murder, Irewen is betrayed and left for dead in the forests of Mistwood. Rescued by an elf, Irewen awakes an exile with no home, no country, and no people. But as the horrific memories of murder and betrayal return, she realizes the nightmare is only beginning.
The world of Vaelinel is failing–its fate bound to her in ways no one fully understands. A mysterious elven prophecy may provide her with some answers, but continuously hunted and fighting for her life, Irewen quickly learns that unearthing the truth will be more difficult than she ever imagined.
Can she accept the friendship of the Wood Elves, or will she stand alone against the terrifying evil now threatening to destroy the entire world?
What I liked: Silevethiel is a good read! The elves paired with the animals (Protector and Guardian) is a unique twist on characters, and Laegon’s Guardian has a few great lines. Laegon’s character is easy to relate to, and Irewen’s spoiled princess to warrior growth makes it interesting. Her cousin’s betrayal sets the stage for the story, and, though predictable, still provides intrigue. In addition, the evil spirits that attack the cave are a great enemy! The burgeoning romance between Irewen and Laegon adds a nice touch, while Irewen’s embrace of her heritage plays nicely into the ending and sets the stage for the next book.
What I didn’t like: Though I understand the reason, the time spent in the cave dragged a bit for me. More time spent in Mistwood learning her heritage and discovering her abilities might help. A few of the developments are too predictable.
Overall impression: Silevethiel is a nice read. The characters are well-developed and the story has enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. I enjoyed the banter between Laegon and his Guardian Bregen, and the fight scenes gruesome enough for most fantasy fans. I recommend this one to readers who enjoy elves, magic, and a little romance!
My rating: 4 Stars
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