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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Destiny's Path by Frewin Jones

Warrior Princess Book 2: Destiny's Path by Frewin Jones 5 of 5 stars.


Branwen refuses to take orders from anyone--even the Shining Ones, the ancient gods whose power is feared throughout the land. They want her as their Chosen One, destined to save her country from the Saxons. But Branwen doubts she's truly ready to be a leader.

Then a messenger from the skies shows her a vision of a bleak and violent future--a future in which Branwen has abandoned her destiny, and those most dear to her suffer unspeakable horrors. There's a blurry line between good and evil, and those Branwen trusts the most are capable of the greatest betrayal. The Shining Ones have Shining Ones have spoken. Will Branwen answer their call?

Frewin Jones is one of my favorite authors for a reason. His books are vividly descriptive, they see everything and leave nothing out. Destiny's Path is no exception. It blows me away the details to the battles within this second book in the Warrior Princess series. I could never have guessed how this story would unfold, I was surprised all the way through. Old and new characters turn up everywhere and you are never sure how they're going to come or where they are going. The ending of this novel is such a complete surprise it takes your breath away. There is suspense all the way through. (I started reading this about lunch time and couldn't put it down until I was done with it at one in the morning.) While Warrior Princess seemed more historical fiction with just a dash of the supernatural thrown in, Destiny's Path is full of vividly wonderful fantasy. I love the characters completely and totally. The heroine especially. Now, I just can't wait to get my hands on that next book and see what other adventures come Branwen's way!

For fans of: Frewin Jones, Carrie Jones, Christopher Paolini, Esther Friesner

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