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The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle - Review
Darcy burned with the pain of knowing she’d failed. What happened when a prophecy didn’t come true? It must not have been much of a prophecy in the first place. And if they couldn’t trust in that, then they couldn’t trust in anything at all. Five years ago, Darcy first received the prophecy of the Six, which stated she and her friends would save the land of Alitheia from a shadowy foe. For five years, she hasn’t known what the end will look like, but she certainly didn’t expect this. Thrust back into Alitheia through unexpected means, Darcy winds up alone, scared, and without her recent memory. As she struggles to regain her lost memories and reunite with the ones she loves, she pieces together the prophecies and the oracles to find they all converge into one story¾a story that tells her just how much she’ll have to give to save both worlds, and everyone she loves. Pursued through Alitheia by forces desperate to kill them, Darcy and her friends take a journey fraught with danger that will lead them, inevitably, to the final confrontation with the Shadow. Armed with newfound knowledge of how the prophecy of the Six will play out, Darcy and the others must have faith in the face of mounting odds and adversity. Ultimately, the greatest courage of all belongs not to those who give something of themselves, but to those who let go of what they could never control. Filled with stunning losses, heart-wrenching reunions, unexpected twists, and the power of love and sacrifice, the conclusion to The Gateway Chronicleswill leave you breathless and begging for more from author K. B. Hoyle.
In the final book of the Gateway Chronicles, Darcy finds herself living in Tennessee in her Aunt’s house. Her parents are refusing to let her go back to camp in Cedar Cove. She knows she has to find a way there, but she doesn’t want to leave things unsettled with her family. She knows she won’t be coming back. The prophesy reveals that she has to die in order to stop Tselloch. When she makes her way through the gateway, she doesn’t remember how she got there. She enters onto a battle field covered with blood. She is disoriented and the gnomes have to direct her to safety. It is a bittersweet return and she needs to find her friends, hoping they made it through all right.
Her escape is perilous and she is bitten while being rescued. The madness sets in and takes a hold lasting weeks. Tselloch’s forces are converging, building the gate to her world and readying themselves for his transfer.
It takes all of Darcy’s wits and strength to continue on her journey to stop him. With the help of her friends, the fight of their lives is on.
I am sad to see this series end. I have enjoyed reading about the six and their adventures. Watching them grow from the beginning to the end is what I truly like as a reader.
However there were parts of the story that were difficult to read. Darcy had to say good bye to good friends along the way. Darcy was devastated to lose those people around her on top of the fact she was going to die herself. You could feel the pain she and the other characters felt. It brought tears to my eyes. It is an excellent series and an action packed way to end it. I give it a 4 out of 5.
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Seventeen-year-old Oliver Wendell Holmes (Yes, his parents are just that peculiar, but his brother's name is Sherlock, so it could have been worse) knows that he's different. He's quirky, awkward, and he's okay with that. Oliver also likes making lists-meticulous procedures for achieving his goals, step-by-step. Whether it's "How to Get an A in Chemistry" or "How to Get Accepted to MIT," he has a process, and it's worked for him so far. He doesn't even care that the popular kids mock him. Oliver's got his eye on the prize.
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T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.
In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short stories A Piece of Cake andWindow, which also won a Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award for Short Story/Fantasy. Her new YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without a paranormal or fantasy element, although she believes love is the best kind of magic.
TWELVE, the final installment in the MORE Trilogy will be released in the fall of 2014.
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