Hello Again Everyone,
Well, here is my second review(s) I know it's a little late, but I was enjoying the fireplace and reading. So, tonight I'm going to do a quick review on a series. It's called the Iron Jawed Boy series and it is written by Nikolas Lee. So far there is only three, and it's going to be a 8 part series and I'm excited.
I got lucky read the Iron Jawed Boy last year, because the author himself asked if I would like to read it for a review and of course I jumped at the chance. So, I'm going to break them down each and I'll give you an over all review on on three. Again, since I can't get to the point on the blurb. I will again be borrowing from Amazon.
First up is The Iron Jawed Boy:
"Gods & Giants. Elves & Dwarves. And more action than any fantasy fan will need."
Protea: Capitol of the Eldanarian Isle
Two hundred years have passed since the lands of the Outerworld humans were destroyed, save but a handful of rebellious cities. In their ruin, the last gods of Earth, the Illyrians, rose victorious. And ever since, it's with a cruel iron fist they've ruled over their subjects--desperate to keep their thrones.
Fast approaching his teens, Ionikus Reaves knows the gods' malevolence all too well, orphaned by them after their call for a military draft on Eldanar, his home island. But when a power once dormant in Ion boils to the surface, he's whisked off to a hidden world of the island, where he comes face-to-face with the mighty Illyrians.
For Ion is a Guardian--a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the pantheon he's so quickly learned to hate. Now torn between his obligations as a Guardian and his hatred of the gods he's to guard, Ion finds himself in the middle of a war within himself. A war that could uncover a dark secret of the gods'...and split the pantheon in two.
Next The Iron Jawed Boy and The Hand of the Moon:
One month has passed since the death of Lady Vinya, since the night sky went black in the sudden disappearance of the Moon.
From the ruined lands of the Outerworld, to the floating island home of the gods, the loss of the Moon is felt, the scales of the Balance disrupted and angered. Only now do the gods of Illyria stir, their period of mourning coming to a close as they call for a grand tournament. One that will decide the next Hand—a god worthy and powerful enough to pull the Moon back onto this plane. Of the contenders for the Throne, one is a malevolent prince of the Sun, another a twenty-armed inventor, and the third a disgraced father.
But when thirteen-year-old Ionikus Reaves—Guardian of the gods and one-third child of the late Lady Vinya—is forced to volunteer as a competitor, Ion discovers this tournament and the gods who called for it aren’t what they seem. For as he battles his way through the abandoned cities of the Outerworld, forced to fight for a Throne he doesn’t want, Ion soon realizes he’s not just a contender. But a pawn in a vicious game of the gods’, where at the end, victory could mean death. And the destruction of the Moon itself.
Finally The Iron Jawed Boy and The Siege of Sol:
One pantheon desperate to keep power.
Another desperate to seize it.
Two teenage gods stuck in the middle.
On the Continent of Origin, deep in the deserts of the High Heat, rises one of the last remaining Citadels of the humans. Defiant and well-defended, it is known as Sol. And in this epic third installment of the Guardians of Illyria series, it will be the stage for one of the greatest conflicts yet waged between the oppressive forces of Illyria and the rebel human race.
Now 14 years old, Ionikus Reaves, Thunder Lord of the Endari, is plagued by the darkness of his past and future. His powers grow stronger by the day, as do the doubts in his plans for revenge. But when the Endari scheme to forge an alliance with an unlikely foe--the humans of Sol--Ion must set aside his uncertainties. One misstep and his allies could become his enemies, his ultimate plan never come to fruition.
Lady Lillian of Illyria has only recently settled into her new position amongst the pantheon she long feared and respected. But soon, she finds her elven blood a problem for the pureblooded gods of Illyria. On top of navigating their foreign customs, backstabbing, and searing whispers, she must also endure their wrath...and the dark secrets behind the fall of the previous pantheon.
I have been lucky to have read all three of these books; thanks to Nikolas who is pretty awesome and nice to have asked me to read each of his stories. Now, I know that I probably shouldn't be sharing the last two books, if you haven't read the series, but I can't help it! They're so amazing.
Ion is really coming to his own and he is becoming a strong young man! I love the world that has been created. It will make you feel like you are apart of the world of Gods and Goddesses.
When I read these books, I found myself in their world and I don't ever want to leave it. I have read many amazing books, but this book stands out on its own. People may compare it to Harry Potter, but that is up to you. I don't even compare them. This is worth the read and hopefully if you do and enjoy it, that you would be able to share this with anyone looking for something new and exciting.
So, if you want to give this series a try, I highly recommend it. I hope you like it, if not then that's cool. I just wanted to give a shout out to a really cool guy and again thank him for giving me this chance to read his stories.
That's the end of my little review...lol and I hope that you all have a great night, day, where ever you are!
Later Days :)