My name is Raine Benares. I’m a Seeker. People hire me when they need something found. I’m not usually the one being sought. But that all changed when I found the Saghred, a sould stealing stone of unlimited power—and the bane of my existence. Now mages and madmen have me in their sights, not to mention demons…
An opened Hellgate leads to a demon infestation on the Isle of Mid, and while there’s never an ideal time to face down demon hordes, it’s hard to imagine a worse one. Already fighting the influence of the Saghred, Raine discovers she is also magically bonded to a dark mage and a white knight, two dangerous and powerful men on opposing sides—and Raine’s stuck in the middle.
But with demons pouring throught the Hellgate, Raine can’t afford to be distracted. Turns out the demons want the key to unlock the Saghred. As a seeker, Raine should be able to find it first. As the axis of light and dark powers, she’s a magical cataclysm waiting to happen…
Review: I’d have to agree with Kathleen’s review. Lisa Shearin is making a name for herself in the fantasy genre and I wouldn’t be surprised if her books started appearing on the NYT Bestseller List with the next couple of books.
This one has it all: Goblins, elves, and magic users of all kinds. Characters that you love to love and cheer for, and characters that you love to hate, right down deep to the core. There are characters that make you laugh out loud, and those that seriously give you the creeps.
She sets the scene so well, you could swear you were on the island right along with Raine and company, watching as each act unfolds. From magic users to sword fights. Characters who would fight with Raine until the end. Raine, no matter how scared spitless she is, will rush in headfirst, cause it’s the right thing to do.
Thrills, chills, mystery, action, suspense, keep you turning the page, along with just a hint of romance and promise of more. And when the book’s done, your mind is still going over everything, keeping you just as excited.
You can tell this author takes her time when she writes, getting the scene, each act, the characters, just right, just so, before moving on to the next scene.
If you haven’t read Lisa Shearin, take my word for it: Run, don’t walk, to the nearest bookstore/library or even online, and get Lisa Shearin’s books. You won’t be disappointed.