Multivolume fantasy author, M. Ainihi introduces us to the latest and third volume in The Blood Inheritance Quartet, “Endow: A Blood inheritance Novel”:
On the world of Sumir, the realms were put into place to keep peace by separating the magical races, but what will happen if those barriers collapse?
Picking up where Lost ended, Endow takes Emily, Amanda, and Kiami, on a dangerous trip through the realms.
Amanda is determined to prove that the stones they were given are the very ones from the ancient myth. To do so she may have to divulge a few of her dark secrets.
But a powerful storm is on the horizon, one that crackles with magical energy, and it throws them off course. Taking the opportunity to get Emily to accept a leading role, Amanda pushes her at every turn. She needs her to see the warrior that she knows lurks deep inside.
Kiami’s customary optimism is quelled as more truths are unveiled. An encounter with the wizard Bloise may give them answers, but she fears it will cost them too, and even after he explains the source of her inherited powers, she is left feeling like she’s running and getting nowhere.
When Amanda is reunited with her mother, it is not the happy encounter she once imagined. In a world soon to be at war, she realizes their curses were meant to cause the planet’s destruction. Can they be used for salvation instead?
This is a marvelous continuation of the series. We get to know the characters so much better, they are becoming our best friends, but not necessarily to each other. There is a lot of friction between the characters, on multiple levels at times. Secrets! There are so many secrets, sometimes it seems they may drown in the secrets.
This book has a nice balance of narration, dialogue and action. There is some wild action also! No spoilers from me, though!
Now, I can hardly wait for the conclusion of the series. I know it’s going to be exciting and delicious!
The plotting and storytelling are improved. I award a score of 4.6 stars.
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Tags: Teen, Young Adult, Sword and Sorcery, Fantasy, dark, Horror
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