Friday, April 12, 2013
Air Keep (Farworld #3) by J. Scott Savage
Air Keep is book 3 in Farworld series. I admit I have not read the first two books in the series. That could have influenced my decision to only give it 4 stars. It did give a pretty good overall of what happened in first two books of the series.
The plot in some ways is simple and others complex. Master Therapass found the baby Marcus that had a marking on the shoulder badly wounded and sent him to Earth to be raised by Monks. To balance things he had to bring a baby girl Kyja from Earth and raise her.
No one realized what he had done. The two children are supposed to save theirs worlds some how.
Their are evil black circle who don't want the worlds saved. They thought they destroyed Marcus as a baby to stop him.
Marcus and Kyja lives are intertwined. They need to build portal that will bridge the two worlds. It is dangerous to do. They need to get the four elementals to work together to do it. They never work together. In the first two books they got land and water to agree to help. Now they need to find the air elementals keep and convince them to help. No one knows where the air keep is.
Marcus has found that he can do magic. He lives with Monks on Earth. He is stuck in a wheel chair on Earth. He has a strange marking on his shoulder. He found out in first books that he was born on Farworld. He is supposed to save it. A lot of pressure for a teenager.
Kyja lives on Farworld. A land that every creature and person can do magic except her. She did not know why she was different from anyone else on Farworld. Kyja in the first book found she has one magic she can pull Marcus through the shadow land into Farworld. But he can only stay three days. Kyja is a fighter. She is supposed to save Earth but she can only be their three days too.
Their are many strange and different creatures on Farworld. This book deals with time travel. Which gets a little confusing at times.
Also deals with trust and working together to help others. Lots of drama, action, fantasy and friends. I liked it but now I want to read the first two books and the next and not have to wait.
If you have been waiting to read Air Keep I am sure you won't be disappointed in it. This is a very clean book.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.
Published February 26th 2013 by Shadow Mountain 336 pages ISBN: 1609073258
Description below taken off of Goodreads.
It’s been six months since Marcus and Kyja obtained the help of the land and water elementals, but before they can secure the help from the mysterious air elementals, the two friends must first be reunited. A task easier said than done.
Master Therapass is worried that trying to pull Marcus to Farworld would put him in danger of the shadow realm, but if Marcus stays on Earth, he’ll be sent back to the Philo T. Justice School for Boys instead of being able to stay on the protected grounds of the monastery.
While attempting to return to Farworld, Marcus finds himself in the Abyss of Time, facing four doors: the Is, the Was, the Will Be, and the Never Was. What he learns in that dangerous place has the potential to change his life—and Kyja’s. But does he have the courage to tell her what he learned?
And in Farworld, a drought, floods, and blizzards have seized the land, hinting that perhaps there is a traitor in the elementals’ midst. The Dark Circle is growing in power, and as Marcus and Kyja desperately search for the air elementals, they must first answer the question “Is there anyone we can trust?”