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Two elements remain undiscovered. The light is yet to be resurrected. Dark forces prepare to descend upon the heroes of prophecy and they have one more power they must over come...their forbidden love for each other.
Through it all, they must cling to the truths hidden in the unseen.
But the light has been found.
This is an excellent YA series. It's full of non-stop action. Kyla and Jethro have been best friends since birth, being born on the same day. For Kyla, Jethro has been like a brother. He's taught her to fight, snuck out of the castle with her, and drove her crazy. To Jethro, Kyla is the love of his life. Through the series things change in their relationship as Kyla learns that she actually shares Jethro's feelings, but she is to be married to his cousin Athra. She has never wanted to be queen and is defiant and free-spirited. While this makes an excellent Seeker, it doesn't help one in being a princess.
As the story evolves, they come across trolls, dragons, and evil in many disguises. Along the way they find the Elements. Ultimately they will have to fight King Ashan and rid the world of the darkness. Being a Seeker doesn't come with a manual though and the Elements only know so much. They work together though to try to save the world as Oron wishes them to do.
The dynamics amongst the characters is amazing. I liked that Jethro and Kyla didn't just throw caution to the wind and decide they wanted to be together. They are truly selfless human beings. Even when Kyla is having her down moments she's still thinking of Jethro and Athra, not just herself. The Elements are wonderful beings and have very sad stories as to how they came to be.
This is a refreshing read and would be appropriate for teenagers and up. I wouldn't say this is a love story. While there is that dynamic to it, there is so much more going on in the story that it overshadows that part most of the time. It has a Christian feel to it. They must trust the light that Oron has given them once they have accepted it. At the end of the story all ends have been tied up, there is no cliff-hanger. These books have a good length to them at between 250- 300 pages each. The third book has so much action toward the end that I didn't want to put it down even though it was early morning and my eyes were tired. I'd give the series 4.5 stars.