18-year-old thief Neva Roberts has been living on the run since absconding with the Eye, a piece of the greatest weapon ever created. But she’s running from more than a cold-hearted ruler. She has exiled herself to a barren land, trying to forget the pain she caused.
When Trinizhi’s squad of assassins catches up with Neva, her life on the run comes to an abrupt end, and the ultimate betrayal is unveiled. Only one person — Astiand — knew where she was hiding.
With the help of Emiliand and a new Djinn friend, Neva will return to her homeland for the job of a lifetime. If she can overcome dragon wardens, escape a prison island, and double-cross Trinizhi, Neva might just start forgiving herself…
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Born at Dawn has easily become one of my favorite books of all time and I have been patiently waiting for the release of Book #2 of the Da’Valia Trilogy. Well… IT’S FINALLY HERE! I was so excited to be able to jump back into Neva’s adventure again!
Neva is back and she is better than ever. I really enjoyed seeing her take all of the training she did in the first book and really apply it to the fighting sequences in the second book. We really get to see Neva grow as a warrior and become more confident in herself and her heritage. Emiliand is also present in this book and I was so happy to see him as well. After his exit in the last book, I wasn’t sure when we would see his amazing self again. We also have a new friend that is introduced to us as well. I love how she was written and how her personality juxtaposes Neva’s and Emiliand’s.
The transition from Book 1 to Book 2 also felt very natural and we also have a small check-in as to where Neva’s family is and how they are doing. The pacing after the beginning of the book was wonderful (I am not surprised as this is how I felt with the first book). And the action scenes felt very plot-driven and relevant.
I don’t normally say this but I can absolutely wait for the next book. But only because I really don’t want to see Neva’s journey come to an end. I will always and continue to recommend this book to any readers who want to enjoy a good fantasy series.
Christina Davis was raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is a California girl at heart. She spent much of her childhood in and out of hospitals and embraced reading as an escape. After being home-schooled through high school, she graduated summa cum laude from San Jose State University and attended NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute before embarking on a decade-long career in journalism. She enjoys chocolate, cosplay, coffee, and board games, but not necessarily in that order. She now lives in beautiful Monterey County with her husband and daughter.
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