Saturday, May 3, 2014

Book Review: Unknown by Melissa Pearl



Darkness is covering the land. As the city of Mezrah grows with power and greed, the rest of the world can only stand by and wait for their inevitable destruction. The only hope against this growing power is an ancient prophecy that people have stopped believing in.

Then a star begins to fall.

Princess Kyla of Taramon stopped trusting in the power of light the day her father died. Trapped in a city she does not care for, under the watchful glare of her mother, the queen, she struggles to accept her fate.

Then a star begins to fall.

Jethro has loved Kyla for as long as he can remember. Learning that she was to marry his cousin drove a wedge between him and the feisty princess. Watching her from a distance is a torture he is unable to free himself from.

Then a star begins to fall, sparking an ember of hope and sending these two seekers on a treacherous journey into the unknown.


My Review

Unknown is the epic fantasy story of two young people who must overcome their own inner demons as they seek to fulfill the prophecy that might be the only way to save their world. In this first book in the Elements Trilogy, Kyla and Jethro journey from their home across a treacherous landscape of dangerous canyons and dark forests. Trolls, stinging dragonflies, and the army of Mezrah are a few of the things they must face as they search for the elements.

The elements took on a surprising form which was as unexpected to me as it was to the two main characters. The main characters themselves are realistic and fully flushed out, as are the accompanying side characters. Kyla is fierce and strong willed, but being a princess used to living in luxury she finds the journey harder and less exciting than she had anticipated. Jethro is a brave and strong man who is hopelessly in love with a woman he can't have and you can really feel his pain as he struggles to resist the temptation to give into his feelings once he's alone with Kyla.

This was a good beginning to a YA epic fantasy and I'm interested to see where the story and characters go on from here.


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