Destiny, or perhaps mere chance, has chosen Shanis Malan to be the bearer of the Silver Serpent, the one prophesied to bring an end to decades of clan war, but a pretender has risen in the East, and enemies invade her homeland on all sides. Will she choose the path that leads back to the home she loves, or will she accept her destiny and face the Keeper of the Mists? DavidDestiny, or perhaps mere chance, has chosen Shanis Malan to be the bearer of the Silver Serpent, the one prophesied to bring an end to decades of clan war, but a pretender has risen in the East, and enemies invade her homeland on all sides. Will she choose the path that leads back to the home she loves, or will she accept her destiny and face the Keeper of the Mists? David Debord’s memorable series continues in this second book of The Absent Gods series. ...
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keeper of the mists Reviews
Keeper of the MistsNow Shan is is to become Queen of Lormond, the ripples will be felt in the lAnds beyond the borders.
This is the second book in the author's 'Absent Gods' series. It continues the YA story of the possessor of the Silver Serpent, a magical artefact, tied to a number of prophecies in a land divided and threatened by the reawakening of an ancient enemy.I read the first in this series and really enjoyed it for what it was. Second books in a series sometimes don't live up to the promise of the first, but in this case I am happy to say that the second book came through shining and I would happily give this book an extra half star.I think what impressed me the most about this book was how the author was able to represent so many aspects of the genre in a single book, while still including enough twists to the common tropes to keep one guessing. The story is told through a number of point-of-view characters ranging from the standard neophyte mage learning his craft, through our 'sometimes sword wielding' hero learning how to be a hero, to a militia commander organising a rag-tag bunch of farmers to the defence of a village against a larger and better-trained force. All standard stuff, but all done superbly here with enough grounding in reality to make them thoroughly believable.Definitely looking forward to the next book.
Keeper of the Mists is the second in the three part fantasy series The Absent Gods by David DeBord (aka David Wood). It is written for young adults, however everyone would enjoy the series.The weapon has been found. Shanis is the bearer. However, two have been lost from the group that searched for the weapon. Shanis, Hierm, Larris, and Allyn head out to unite the warring clans. She also has the power to heal. In the meantime, Oskar and Khalyndryn have to find their way out of the caves. However, there is some else who claims to have found the weapon. The clans are calling the two claimants to a special place to test them as to which is the true leader.The magic is getting stronger in this world of missing gods. The adventures expand taking the players in different directions. The storylines are consistent with the first book and continue to engage. Those who enjoy fantasy, magic, adventure, should pick up the second book to continue the story.
Keeper of the Mists was better-written than the first book in the series, and it was loads of fun. Character development continues to be good and the plot thickens when Shanis starts to wield the Silver Serpent and fulfill her destiny. Will definitely finish the series.
Great second bookThis book was good but it could have been a little better. Learning more about Shanks was good but leaving one storyline to another was not done well. I still want to continue reading in the hopes of getting better.
Surprisingly fun read! I was at a loss of what to pick and got this one (and it's predecessor) at random and really enjoyed both!
Continuing the story started in the Silver Serpent. This is an excellent fantasy series.