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Dark Lands: War of the Sentinels by Lyn Kelly

The cliffhanger strikes again! The next installment of the Dark Lands series is a fast pace read that leaves you wanting more.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

DArk landsTitle: Dark Lands: War of the Sentinels
Author: Lyn I. Kelly
Series: Dark Lands Series 03
Publish Date: September 19, 2017
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Source: Provided by Author

Publisher’s Description:Welcome to the Dark Lands…again. In one explosive instant Sundown Thompson has found herself lost in the Dark Lands past, a world with which she is both familiar and estranged. The Willkeeper has no record of her. The Glorian Council does not recognize her. And the names Webb, Raven, Caleb, and Just Jake mean nothing to those around her. In the third book of Lyn I. Kelly’s Dark Lands series Sundown must tenuously navigate between a future she knows all too well and a past not prepared for what is coming. All the while an unrestrained evil known as Hekla, born during the living world’s creation, marches across the centuries intent on entering the Dark Lands and claiming what he perceives as his birthright. With horrors from Sundown’s future finding their way across time, she and her new allies, some familiar, some new, must stop these nightmarish intercessions before the past and future collide and the Dark Lands is irreparably marred.


Luna Lovebooks says…

I really enjoyed the third installment for the Dark Lands series. I think it may be my favorite yet! I really enjoyed getting to look into Glorian’s past. Once again the story is well written and action packed. Kelly does a great job of tying in the previous installments without giving too much away.

Sundown gets her turn to shine in this novel and we learn more about her power over time and the consequences it has for Glorian and the Dark Lands. My favorite new badge4v5character is Lucien although it is a tragic meeting. I also love how we learn about some of the quirks that characters from previous novels have. We are talking impetuous here people! There were times that the time loop – space time continuum thing can be a bit confusing if you think about it too much, but it doesn’t distract from the story.

Overall this is my favorite so far out of the Dark Lands series. It is well written with plenty of action and twists. Of course there has to be another cliff hanger ending that makes you want to know what is going to happen next and the fate that awaits the characters. I can’t wait to see what the next installment has in store for Webb and the residents of the Dark Lands! I give it four time rifts.

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I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

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Darklands: The Not-Where by Lyn I Kelly

The mysterious world of The Dark Lands unfolds more terror, love, and mysteries in this second novel of the trilogy.

I received an ARC or review copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.

Title: Darklands: The Not-Where
Author: Lyn I. Kelly
Series: Dark Lands
Publish Date: May 18, 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Provided by the author.

Publisher’s Description:

The betrayal at the Requiem has passed, but the foreboding presence of the Dark Man still exists. While whispers of a new threat roll across the Dark Lands, Webb Thompson is plagued by a recurring nightmare that warns of a looming evil powerful enough to transform not just his life, but also that of his sister, Sundown, and her counselor, Raven. After the Dark Man initiates a move that destabilizes the shaky balance of good and evil in the Dark Lands, Webb realizes the only resolution may lie within a shadowy region known to few and traversed by even less. But does the cryptic Not-Where hide the source of tribulation or is it a place to release more insidious forces? As the paths of Webb, Sundown, and Raven surreptitiously intertwine, they realize too late that despite their caution and steadfastness, destiny cannot be tempered as new evils are unleashed, secrets are revealed, and a vast army rises. Now only time will tell if they can stop the Dark Man from escaping his otherworldly prison. . .


Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: I like that the information over load is very minimal in this book. The reader gets a more in depth look at Raven, Webb, and Sundown, as well as the evil creatures presiding in the Dark Lands now that the back story to the land itself is established. I actually like that the Dark Man is so mysterious and always one step ahead of the main characters. I am sure this will change in the third installment of this unique series, but for now it is refreshing to see an underdog story being set up.  That cliff hanger ending was killer!

Dislikes: I am normally a fan of love but this instant attraction between Raven and Webb and the reasoning behind it did have me rolling my eyes a little. It was a predicable move, one that I actually guessed while reading Requiem. There are a few other predicable tid-bits throughout the novel but this one stood out because it seemed kind of cliché compared to the rest of the novel. While overall I do like Webb, I find his childish way of thinking annoying. He just doesn’t act 17 to me most of the time, and I always feel like Sundown is much younger than she is as well (or maybe I’m just getting older and can’t remember being that impetuous ;)).

I have to give this novel 4 Dark Mans. 

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