The Aurora Stone by G.S.Tucker 3.5/5
“An Elvish girl with changeable eyes will lose her family through the void. Three companions she will travel with. They will be identified by their gems. To get back what was lost, the Aurora stone must return to its home. In no more than a year and four days must this quest be completed, or the realms will be pulled into the void and lost.”
An ancient prophecy, a special gift and an epic adventure awaited Evangeline of Hermoria. On her 18th birthday Eve’s whole world is turned upside down. Learning of her long lost twin brother and the prophecy, she alone must fulfil. Eve sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. Battles are fought and friendships made, as Eve journeys through the realms or Orea. All the while a great evil is on her tail. It’s aim? To stop the prophecy coming to pass at any cost! Will Eve fulfil the prophecy and save all of Orea from the void?
Will she ever find her twin brother? One thing Eve knows for sure, she will fight to the death and beyond to save her friends, and all that she holds dear. After all darkness cannot survive where there is light.
Thanks to the author for giving me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
I love anything fantasy, otherworldly, and elvish. Evangeline ‘Eve’ is a elf from Hermoria who receives her unique gifts upon her 18th birthday. She also receives shocking news from her mother… or the woman she thought was her mother. Yes, Eve’s parents disappeared when she was a baby, and her twin brother was lost. Quickly into the narrative, Eve learns of a prophecy that starts her off on an adventure in search of the Aurora Stone and her long lost twin. She has a year and four days to find it before the realms are sucked into the void.
The narrative moves along at a fast pace, and sub characters pop up fairly quickly, giving the reader time to get to know them from early on in the narrative. The sub character’s roles were to help Eve in her quest. I would liked to have seen them develop a little in their own right with their own destinies, but I suppose not being sucked into the void is as good a motivator as any.
I found Caleb’s character the most endearing. He was flawed, and this added to his charm and made him feel well rounded. Don’t get me wrong, you know from the start that he is a gentleman, but he has secrets, fears, and annoying habits like the best of us.
Even though Eve is 18, younger children will enjoy the narrative. It is a YA novel due to the character’s age, however, the writing style is teetering on the edge of children’s literature. The idea of right verses wrong, good and bad, and good morals, is interwoven through the entire narrative.
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