KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the author of the New York Times-bestselling books The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning, and The Gathering,The Rising, as well as the internationally acclaimed Women of the Otherworld series. Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.kelleyarmstrong.com.
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.
I feel so privileged to have been able to be among the chosen who got to read this wonderful ARC. Kelly Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. She's a brilliant writer and this new trilogy is going to be amazing!
Book One certainly is that and more! The main characters in this book are twins Moira and Ashyn who are known as the Seeker and Keeper of Edgewood. Like all twins they have different personalities and talents but together they are amazing.
The twins live next to the "forest of the damned". Ominous. I know. One sister must put the souls there to rest while the other waits for her to come back. Moira is impetuous and wants to be with her sister, she has a feeling something is not right.
For Ashyn who is trying to put the souls to rest one thing after another goes wrong and the bad omen of that comes to fruitation when shadows begin to kill people.
If you're already a fan of Kelly Armstrong's writing then your going to love this book! If your not, then you should be because her books are wrought with imagination and action to keep you flipping the pages.