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Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time (The Second Great War Trilogy) : Ali Naqvi

Friday, June 17, 2011
It was only a nightmare at first, but Damont soon realizes that he can see into the future-a curse he has to live with for being the only son of a king dead for a thousand years, with a mother who is the goddess of time.

A man in black armor with a face as obscure as the shadows mantling him laughs wickedly. Who is he and why does he continue to haunt me, Damont wonders. Appearing only in his dreams, the man in the black armor stands alone and laughs high as if to mock him while the world around him burns to cinder. "They are not dreams, my son," a voice calls out to him in a vision after the many nightmares-claiming to be his mother whom abandoned him when he was but a child. "They are shards of a broken world to come if you so take the path of your father." If such a path does lie ahead beyond a throne that sits vacant for centuries, with an empire in the east growling for war, then Damont Langörn realizes he has but one choice: follow the visions and seek out the truth lost to both him and the world behind his lineage-but will he be strong enough to face such a malevolent foe of his nightmares?

With a vampire and a sorceress at his side, Damont begins his journey, but such a road is not an easy one to take if the gods themselves do not wish for his return as the king who would unite the world against their existence and bring demise to their very doorstep.

Good Reads Summary

How would you like being told your father had been dead hundreds of years?  Damont, the main character, used to be just your average teen boy until he learns the truth of his ancestry.  He is thrown into Haldina, where he is supposed to be king.  He begins receiving visions of the future and has fears of whether or not he can live up to the prior kings.  The reader will meet the two main secondary characters when Damont is sent off on a quest.  Amber, a hot-headed sorceress and Virden, a warrior make for good secondary characters; the reader will enjoy getting to know their quirks and dark pasts.  A quality of note, the author skillfully crafts the setting and the language behind this book-the reader will be convinced he/she is in Haldina and can picture the landscape and people easily.  This novel is fast-paced and fun to read, a read that some readers may finish in one sitting.  This novel is recommended for young adults/teens who enjoy a fun character and a little magic in their reads.

4 stars

I received this novel for review, but this in no way influenced my review or thoughts on the novel.