Goodreads: Mystic (Nightblade Epic #2)
Author: Garrett Robinson
Published: 16th January 2015
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “A GIRL ON A PATH TO INFAMY. A WIZARD ON A PATH TO DARKNESS.
An epic tale of adventure, in a world you’ll never forget.
Loren has set her feet on the first miles of her road to becoming the woman of her dreams: Nightblade, a soldier of the darkness but a champion of the light. But her adventures have nearly cost her life, and now she searches for lost friends in the kingdom of Selvan.
Beside her is the Mystic Jordel, a mysterious figure who seems to know more about Loren than she would wish—and something about the dagger she stole from her parents. But Loren has much to learn about the Mystics, and not all of it is good.
BUT DARKNESS GATHERS ACROSS THE NINE KINGDOMS
Jordel seeks the wizard Xain, for he is recruiting those he believes can help him fight a growing evil. He will say little about the gathering darkness, but what Loren can discover is unsettling, and soon it seems like more than her own life may be in peril.
First, Loren must find her friends. Then, she must decide the course her life will take—and whether that will be to flee the world’s evil, or stand and fight it.” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. This does not affect my review)
Review: What I am really liking about this series is that it not trying too hard. It not trying to ram in a whole load of the story in a short amount of pages. It lets the story breath and grow the more you read of the series. Each book has covered a few weeks at the most. It shows the character growth gradually which is really nice to see. All of them are growing, making mistakes or learning.
None of the characters are invincible or all good. There is a lot of grey areas and them learning from their mistakes. I haven’t come across a character that is one-sided, all of them have many layers to their characters.
The world has expanded more but again not too much. It does it slowly and only adding more information as it is needed. I liked how the Wurt were added (Water creatures), it was very subtly done yet also adds a whole new element to the world. Also makes you think what other creatures will be added or are out there?