by Rachel McClellan
Llona must learn to control the darkness before it consumes her...
Llona and May have arrived at Lucent Academy where they have been promised safety from the Vyken who have been hunting Llona.
But something is wrong...
Llona's room smells of blood, but no one else can smell it. The other Auras won't accept her and her outside ways. There are Vyken roaming the woods outside Lucent. And the darkness that Mr Steele infected Llona with is growing. How could things get worse?
But they are about to...
Aunt Sophie doesn't believe Llona about the Vyken threat or the smell of blood. Instead Llona's aunt thinks that she is an unbalanced and mentally disturbed young woman. As Llona struggles against the darkness that is threatening to overwhelm her very soul she makes allies along the way who will help her in the coming battle. Allies not of the Auras, but of other races driven to the brink of extinction by the Vyken.
The Auras have suppressed their history to the last seventy or so years. As Llona tries to discover why such a proud race would suppress their history she finds an even more disturbing secret that could destroy the Auras.
But the danger is closer than anyone imagined. Can Llona protect those she has come to care about or will they too be lost to the darkness that is now consuming her soul? At what cost will victory come?
I was provided a copy of this title by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
As soon as the Vyken appeared in the doorway, I tossed a ball hard. He dodged it by jumping up along the side of the wall, his nails and bare toes somehow finding a hold in the thin cracks of the wall. I threw another one, but he was already moving, scrambling alongside the stones like a spider. He was grinning.
I rolled away from the wall until I was in the middle of the room. I lost sight of him for just a fraction of a second, but that was enough. The Vyken was gone, or, I should say, hiding. He was still here. I could feel him. I looked up toward the rafters of the tower roof. It was pitch black.
At the bottom of the tower, I heard Christian begin to ascend the stairs. “I’m coming, Llona!” he yelled.
Still staring up, I created Light again in the palm of my hand and willed it to rise. The closer it got to the rafters the faster my heart beat. Sweat rolled down the small of my back.
Light began to fill dark spaces, exposing that which wished to remain hidden. My Vyken was there, but he wasn’t alone. Another sat crouched on a beam. Where his left eye should’ve been there was an empty hole.
I screamed when my Vyken dropped from the ceiling, extinguishing the light. He fell onto my stomach, pushing my shoulders into the floor. I tried to create Light, but it was as if he knew what I was going to do because his hands slipped up and pinned my wrists together. He bent forward and inhaled my skin. The warmth of his breath steamed my ear when he said, “I’m going to eat every part of you.”
About Fractured Soul (sequel to Fractured Light)
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!
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