Title: Wings of Arian (The Solus Trilogy #1)
Author: Devri Walls
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Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.
With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.
However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
Wings of Arian is the first book in The Solus Trilogy by Devri Walls. It's a young adult fantasy novel about a 16 year old girl named Kiora. She suddenly finds out that magic is real, and that she is the Solus – the only one who can protect her land from evil.
Kiora always had visions, but she thought she was a freak. After finding out that she is the Solus that is stated in the prophecy, she finds out how to use the magic that she never knew she had. Not only is she part of the prophecy, but Prince Emane is too. He is to be her Protector, despite the fact that he has no magical abilities.
Kiora and Emane are not happy to be working together, but they soon learn that they need to get along and work together to be able to fight evil. A romance slowly blossoms between these two. Kiora is mostly a likable character, but she can be a little bit annoying. She cries...a lot. I really liked Emane. I would have liked to have seen more romance between them though.
This is a good book, I was just hoping to like it more than I did. It's a high fantasy novel, which I haven't read a lot of, and I'm thinking that fantasy just isn't my thing. I like paranormal characters, but these fantasy characters (like dragons, pegasus, etc...) are just a bit too much for me. However, the author does a great job with the world building and it's an interesting, original story. I think that any fan of fantasy books will LOVE this. It's a clean book suited for young readers as well as older readers.
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