Friday, February 13, 2015

Wings of Nestor (The Solus Series #3) by Devri Walls

Book Description:
Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing—how can she stop the Shadow from using her dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Kiora’s search will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and lead straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, the rebels are hurtling toward one outcome: war. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path, but will fate allow it? Or will it teach her a hard lesson about following her own destiny?

*Please read the first two books in the Solus series before perusing Wings of Nestor*

Unbelievable! I thoroughly enjoyed the first two installments to the Solus series, but the third out shines them in every aspect. Wings of Nestor is perhaps my favorite in the series. They are all so  amazing that choosing one is nearly impossible.  
The revelations are remarkable!  I literally had to stay up the entire night for this one. The connections from Wings of Arian to this novel are ingenuous! I am baffled by the skill and imagination that concocted every sentence of this series as a whole. I am always impressed at a well-written and well-structured novel, but to earn my praise the prose has to be something magnificent! 
Emane is subtly written into the background,  yet maintaining a prominent role in the story. There are chapters via his POV concerning his relationship with Kiora that shatter my heart. His role in the installment leaves no reader room to doubt loving this character.
Alcander and Kiora are strengthening the bond with one another. I am extremely eager to find out where this is headed.  The scenes are anything but disappointing. 
If you've read the first two books you've thought Dralazar to be an ultimate evil. His presence is easily overshadowed and the next villain in line downplays his heinous deeds to mere games. The heart of evil is truly chilling and the losses are great.
In past reviews I've left out other prominent characters, such as Drustran the shifter, Aturo the Pegasus,  and the ancient's,  Lomay being one presented in this book and the next. Drustran is always prepared with quick witted quips leaving me to smile or laugh. Arturo is the same while offering much needed wisdom and a firmness Kiora needs to handle attain a firmer grasp in her weighted role. Lomay sometimes feels like a mystery and is no less endearing than the rest of this dynamic group.
The mysteries abound,  strength is gained from breaking and rebuilding, and much of this story left me shocked. The Wings of Nestor is inexplicably better than the prior two novels in the series. I am already holding my breath and anxious before even starting the next novel.
A well deserved 5 stars for a truly amazing fantasy.

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