Tallen's life is turned upsidedown when she almost loses her life and her family is taken from her. She is then called upon to go on a quest, but all shee can think of is revenge.
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Growing up not far from the road to Chinta on the edge of the Jungle Dragon, Tallen is excited to have her two brothers home. Recent times have been hard, Tallen herself barely surviving an attack by a derelict stranger in their very own barn.
The war that never was has relieved them of their duty at Chinta so much so that her father, the Sergent of the Guard is able to return for a visit, bringing news of a possible suitor for Tallen considering she's almost of that age.
Tallen is not sure what she wants, but the man her father brings home was not what anyone expected. At least she knows that her family always have her best interests at heart when the pompous, self interested, merchants son is sent back to Chinta.
Such a trivial meeting develops into a journey that throws Tallens life into turmoil and sets her on a path of which there is no return.
Lisette and Tallen looked on in fixed horror as they saw the silhouettes of men creep out of the forest near the barn. Chalier had already grabbed his sword, not bothering with a raincoat as he ran through the door and into the night. Wind and rain blew through the house, immediately extinguishing all candles. The fire flared up into the chimney, sending red glowing ashes onto the floor unnoticed.
"Oh mercy," moaned Lisette as another lightning bolt flashed. One of her sons had fallen with the other standing over his inert form. The lightning was too brief and too bright to tell which of her boys it was.
Family to me is one of the most important things that I cherish throughout my life. Even my friends I consider my family. Everyone I love is considered my family. If by some chance my family is murdered I would want to seek revenge. No matter the cost.
I thought it was pretty heart breaking how at the very begginning of the book Tallen loses her whole family, except her faithful sidekick Wanderer. But she wo't be left on her own for long. John soon joins the two and with that addition a bond is created.
Throughout this book, I was able to connect with the charcters more in this book than in the other. Tallen was just an understanable and the over protection that John has over her is one that anyone can love. Or come to at least. And of course her dog. Can't forget the dog.
With easier connection than the other. I came to love this book and I recommend this book to all readers. Check it out.
I give this book 4 souls!
In Quest of the Demon, which was Darci's story, we meet Tallen who is the main character for this story. We only have a brief look at Tallen in Quest of the Demon, but now we get in depth and things turn darker in Tallen.
Darkly compelling, Tallen is a page-turner! Full of action once some of the back story was taken care of, this story is unpredictable, yet well-balanced. I loved Tallen's puppy, Wanderer, and thought he was a great addition. Very enjoyable with characters you care about and a great plot! I look forward to more of Tallen's adventures.
Series: Quest of the Demon (1), Tallen (Quest of the Demon Aftermath #1)
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Tallen, a character briefly met in Quest of the Demon, is back and the center of attention in this new book by M.L. Sawyer. A much darker book than the original, Sawyer dives deep into the world of a young woman betrayed and looking for revenge. Though I felt terribly sorry for Tallen throughout much of the book, I found her to be an extremely strong, very well written character. And, though I didn't always agree with her choices, I completely understand where she is coming from and how grief and anger can cloud a person's judgment. Sawyer has created a very real character in that of Tallen, and I truly enjoyed reading her story.
Again, Sawyer has left the ending of the novel open for a sequel, and I am very interested to know what happens next for Tallen, especially as there is much foreshadowing throughout the novel. I also really enjoyed how Sawyer tied events from Quest of the Demon to those with Tallen, and I am excited to read more of both stories.
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