Monday, January 2, 2012

Review: The Key of Kilenya by Andrea Pearson

The Key of Kilenya
(Kilenya #1)

Author: Andrea Pearson

Publication Date: July 28, 2011

Publisher: CreateSpace

Genre: Fantasy



A magical key has been stolen, and Jacob must retrieve it as soon as possible to protect his family and our world from danger.
Fourteen-year-old Jacob Clark's life is about to change when two vicious wolves chase him through a gateway from our world to another. They've been sent by the Lorkon--immortal and evil beings from the world Edana, who know Jacob and that he possesses powers which they desire to control.
He escapes the wolves and spends the night in the safety of a tree. The next morning, not knowing he is in a different world, he is surprised to be greeted by strange, human-like creatures.
They beg his assistance in recovering a magical key--which was stolen by the Lorkon and is mysteriously linked to him. He has two choices: help these people, or not. If he helps them he will be in great danger. If he doesn't, his family and our world will be, as the Lorkon will stop at nothing to unlock the key's and Jacob's powers.
He makes his choice and begins a quest of self-discovery and danger.

My Thoughts: I've just spent every spare moment in the last two days finishing this book. I'm not really sure what I think. I really, really liked the story, but there are so many questions that I had when I was finished reading. There is a second book so I'm going to assume the answers will be in that one. I hope they are.

Other than being left with questions, which most books should leave you with a few anyways, if they are a series, I really enjoyed reading this book and it jumped right into the action. You follow Jacob as he and Akeno, the Makalos, recover the Key and meet many new friends, getting past the many obstacles along the way. With nothing really to help him but the people he meets and the journal from the past he was given to read, he sets out and discovers hidden powers as well as himself.

My favorite characters are Early and September, the Minyas, their personalities are great. The story is really great, and you definitely want to read more when you've finished. The world Andrea Pearson has created is amazing and a place that you just want to keep reading about. I'm looking forward to getting the second book and seeing if Jacob is able to rescue Aloren, I was sad to finish and not know what was going to be happening to her. 

All around, this is a great little read, and if you are looking for something fun, I would definitely recommend it.

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