Title: Wings of Tavea (The Solus Trilogy #2)
Author: Devri Walls
Release Date/Publisher: December 11th 2012 by Stonehouse Ink
Finished: January 3rd 2013
Pages: 450-ebook-given for review
Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros.
Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble.
What I thought:
This book continues shortly after the first, as they decide to journey into unknown territory past the gate that kept them closed in all these years. One of things I loved the most was the new land that they got to explore. The land gets expanded to a place filled with magic and awesome new types of magical creatures for them to meet. The only problem for them is that there’s way more danger and those new people are out to kill them. Most of the light and goodness is gone, and it’s full of evil.
Kiora was still not my favourite character in this. She was definitely powerful and kind, but there were still quite a few things about her that bugged me. She starts to develop a crush and feelings for a new character introduced in this book, while she still can’t admit any thing she might feel for Emane. She keeps seeing Emane’s shortcomings and not how he compliments her, especially since he doesn’t come across magic naturally. She still feels a lot of pain when people get killed, even if they’re enemies, but she almost gets people hurt because she won’t fight to save them in the first place. I of course think Emane is the strongest character in this book, he goes through so much to protect her, no matter how weak others think him to be or put him down.
If you’ve read the first book, definitely continue on with this one!