Sunday, June 3, 2012

Book Review: Scars of Silver (The Sidhe)

Summary:

In the second book in the Rise of the Unseelie series by S.A. Archer and S. Ravynheart - young, teenage runaway, Malcolm, thinks he has found safety, and answers, when he takes a shopkeeper's advice to visit a fey named Rand to learn more about who and what he is.

It becomes clear that he has made a fatal mistake. Malcolm quickly learns that young fey have much more to fear than the vampires, wizards and humans that hunt them. Sometimes their own kind can pose the biggest threat.

Things don't look good for Malcolm once he is captured by a band of goblins and their leader, Rand. Even worse, the goblins seem to want to use his power to make money - selling his blood to vampires and making him use the 'Touch' on humans.

Now Donovan (Jhaer) has to find Malcolm before it's too late.


Review:

This was all around a good read. The Rise of the Unseelie series of The Sidhe is my favorite storyline so far and Scars of Silver was no exception.

Poor Malcolm, I found myself literally doing what I do when a character in a movie finds themselves in dangerous situation - yelling at the character to "look out" or be careful because "it's a trap." But only there was less yelling involved and more thinking...

By the middle of the novel I was hoping Malcolm would survive the ordeal that realized he is a new favorite character. I am curious to see what happens to him in later installments of the series.

Donovan was awesome... as usual. I really respect his character and I guess it's because of the three storylines he seems to be the most interested in helping the fey. I'm not sure if this will change in later books but Donovan seems to really be interested in the welfare of his people.

One thing is clear, it seems like things can only get worse for the fey. Donovan sort of alluded to it in the last chapter but I get the feeling that the fey will be in for an all-out war.

 Rating: 5/5

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