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Monday, 26 November 2012

Review #42: Children of Sun and Moon- Matt Larkin

Title: Children of Sun and Moon
Author: Matt Larkin
Pages: 256
Series: Skyfall
Rating: 4/5 Stars

The Lunar King bargained his daughter away in marriage to end generations of war between the two dynasties of the Skyfall Isles. The King sends his niece Chandi along as handmaid to his daughter. Chandi has two tasks: watch over her cousin, and spy on the Solars. The Solars cost her everything she cares about, and now she wants nothing more than proof of their treachery so she can go home.

She knows little of spying, but the blood of the Moon God running through her veins gives her powers mortals can’t match, powers that let her slip into places she’s not supposed to be. Of course, the more she uses her powers, the faster she becomes a lunatic.

When she discovers a Solar soldier, Naresh, watching her, she decides to return the favor and stick close to him. But as he shows her the wonders of the domed underwater city, she begins to realize the Solars are not what she thought. Soon, she’ll have to choose between loyalty to her people and her own heart.

I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

At first I didn't know what to expect from this book. I thought that it might have been YA, but now I'm thinking its more New Adult or Adult. At the beginning I wasn't really feeling this book, but the more I read the more I got into it and began to enjoy the book. The story isn't one like anything I have ever read before. It's about two groups fighting for supremacy, the Lunars and the Solars. Finally they want to call a truce by marrying off one of the Lunar characters to a Solar, and it works for awhile. In the end the war still happens.
The characters were awesome. Chandi, the main character was a kick- ass heroine. She had an annoying cousin Ratna, the one who was married off. There were two love interests, well one and a half. If you have read the book you will now what I mean. There are war kings, Ignis (slaves) and 
were tigers all present. Yes you right me right, were tigers. The villains were very well portrayed and 
were very evil. There are some characters that I really want to know more about and what happens to them in the next installment. 
By the end of the book it turned out to be a good read. I am looking forward to reading the second novel. There were a few grammar mistakes that I noticed but they didn't turn me off the book. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy and kick butt heroines. Thanks for the good read Matt Larkin.

Matt was born and raised in Virginia, and graduated from the College of William and Mary there. His lifelong love of fantasy began with The Hobbit. This led him to start writing his own stories at a young age. His primary influences are mythology and history. He now lives in Florida with his wife.

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