They hear the spirits.
They must obey.
In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.
Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.
Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court - one that will alter the balance of their world forever.
From number-one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong comes a captivating new series that blends elements of fantasy and horror with the pulse-pounding action and romance that have earned her a devoted following worldwide.
©2014 KLA Fricke Inc. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
I live Kelley Armstrong books, this is on the top of my list and can't wait for more books of this series to come out.
A different story line? The characters were so flat and uninteresting, I had zero attachment to anyone even three hours in.
It might have turned me off of epic YA, hard to tell just yet.
Slow, dull, bored- with that being said I normally really enjoy her.
No- and I have loved all of This authors other YA books.
I normally finish books, it's a matter of pride, even if I don't thoroughly enjoy them. I tried so many times with this book and finally just gave up. Thank you Kelley Armstromg for giving me so many hours of enjoyment with your other work, this one is just not for me. I will be on the look out in the future for other stories, but won't continue on with this one.
It is hard to put my finger on this one exactly, as I have been a voracious reader of all of her previous works. But the characters in the story and the plot line itself just never really gelled together, which I found somewhat surprising and really disappointing. You can still tell that it is her style of writing, which I have always really loved, it's just more that some of the important points of a story and a book as a whole didn't come together this time.
I've listened to several books read by this performer- this will probably be my last. Even the most interesting book becomes boring - very monotonous and I end up falling asleep.
Sea of Shadows is a wonderful start to a new series. Evoking a world similar to medieval Japan, Armstrong brings new monsters and shadows to her fans. I am looking forward to the next installation.
It was a bit awkward and stuttering at the start, but about 2 chapters in she had my full attention! Great story, going to start the 2nd book now! haha
I'm generally a fan of Kelley Armstrong, and this seemed like it was going to be perfect. Twin sisters, the two chosen to fight the monsters an undead.
Somehow, it just didn't work for me.
Moria, she's so brave and strong.... and seriously badass!
The emotion was perfect.
There's a reason why Kelley Armstrong is one of my all time favorite authors. She creates such wonderful worlds of magic and mystery. I love the strong female characters that she imagines as well. This story was unlike any I have really read before and I loved it! I love the animal counterparts, they made the animal lover in me smile. I cant wait to continue this series and see what happens next.
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