Author: Gaja J. Kos and Boris Kos
Age Classification: Young Adult
Publisher: Boris Kos
Release: October 29, 2019
Emergence picks up where Evenfall ended.
Ember is still struggling with everything that has happened in Evenfall, but her determination is a strength she relies on heavily. Throughout this novel, Ember grows and discovers more about herself – some good, some not so much – and does everything in her power to live up to ‘Savior’ title to save lives and reunite the world being torn apart by magic.
Mordecai, the Crescent Prince, has stayed behind to hold the magic threatening to destroy Somraque, but he ensures Ember will have the help she needs finding the fragments by reuniting her with her friends. However, this group is not overly fond of the Crescent Prince being on their side of the battle nor finding themselves in a new place with very little warning and, with the exception of Ember, unable to access their magic.
Ada is hot and cold. Eriyan is mostly in good spirits. Zaphine and Dantos keep to themselves but help where possible. Ivarr is an unlikely ally. Once in Svitanya, Mae and Nyon also became part of their team and prove themselves as friends. Luckily, these two have access to the magic in their land and are able to assist Ember as she discovers new elements of her own magic. This group are both a source of strength and fear for Ember, not knowing how they would react when she reveals some truths she knows they will not be a fan of.
Also, Lyra, the intelligent and adorable pup, melts my heart.
This book began slower than the previous one, but it was necessary for world building and to get to know the other characters that were joining Ember on this leg of her journey better. I connected a little better to Ember in Emergence than I did in Evenfall, though I think all of the characters were much clearer, more open and felt more natural.
While there were periods of calm or less action throughout the book, it maintained its pace and flowed nicely. There were new types of magic to learn about and more history, both Ember’s personal history and the history of the world, to discover keeping the story interesting and my fantasy-addicted mind captivated. I have enjoyed this series so far and I am looking forward to finding out what will happen next!
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Until next time bibliophiles!