Author: Andrea Cremer
Release: August 7th 2012
Buy the Book at: Book Depository / Chapters Indigo
Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!
Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.
With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.
Magic, Sword Fighting, Romance
and a Breathtaking Landscape!
and a Breathtaking Landscape!
Rift is about the ancient facts behind the Nightshade series. Facts that certainly deserved to be told on its own. This prequel is about the origin of the Keepers and how and why the ancient war that is spoken in the Nightshade series, happened. Rift is set on 1404 (A.D.) in the breathtaking Scottish highlands. Andrea Cremer couldn't have chosen a better and more fascinating place and time period to tell the story of the Keepers. The mythology, magic and breathtaking landscapes are just the tip of the iceberg of the wondrous world Cremer's created. In fact, Rift is full of action, romance, danger, and so much more!
Ember Morrow, the lead and kickass female character, is in training with the tall, strong and totally gorgeous Barrow Hess in order to become a female warrior. However, this female training is strictly secret, specially from the eyes of the church. Yet, Ember Morrow's blood runs with bravery and she is willing to face demons and death while walking the path of the warrior. Barrow Hass, as I previously mentioned, is training Amber in the arts of fighting, and then in the art of kissing. So readers should rest assured that there is a heart-racing romance in this novel. This is Andrea Cremer after all, and she knows extremely well how to write delicious and highly enticing love stories without overpowering the rest of the plot. This book is perfect!
Contrary to Nightshade's first person narration, Rift is told in third person and I loved it! I think this works wonderfully and I felt it enhanced the atmosphere and feeling of this novel. The third person narration definitely gives a wider perspective of the story by providing insightful chapters about different characters and situations that happen at the same time as Ember's. The Warrior Sisters' chapters, for example, are highly important part of the story and history of the Keepers and I was absolutely intrigued by the story of these two powerful woman who play a major role in the ancient war.
With exhilarating adventures, swoon-worthy romance, sword fighting, magic and mythology, Rift is an fantastic prequel and addition to the international bestselling Nightshade series! Yet, it is very different and unique from the popular werewolves/wolves series. In fact, Rift shines with a bright, powerful and scorching hot flame on its own! Highly recommended!
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