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Sea of Shadows: Number 1 in series (Age of Legends)

Sea of Shadows: Number 1 in series (Age of Legends) [Kindle Edition]

Kelley Armstrong
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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* The first in a brand-new YA series by international bestselling author Kelley Armstrong

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They hear the spirits. They must obey.

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire's worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed by an ancient evil, Moria and Ashyn must race to warn the empire of a terrifying threat. Accompanied by a dashing thief and a warrior with a dark history, the sisters battle their way across a wasteland filled with reawakened monsters of legend. But there are more sinister enemies waiting for them at court - and a secret that will alter the balance of their world forever.

The first volume in the Age of Legends trilogy, Sea of Shadows is a thrilling dark fantasy where evil hides in every shadow and the deadliest monsters of all come in human form...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 818 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751547816
  • Publisher: Atom; 1st edition (8 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DI7HM44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,846 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario, Canada, with her family and far too many pets. She is the author of the bestselling Women of the Otherworld series; the highly acclaimed Darkest Power young adult series and two adventure novels about a hitwoman, Exit Strategy and Made to be Broken. For further information visit

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to her usual standard 14 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I usually really enjoy Kelley Armstrong's books, but am finding this one hard to get in to. Maybe because it is outside her usual genre. Will keep going and hope for the best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Fascinating! 9 April 2014
Twins are rare and when they are born they usually become Keeper and Seeker. The Keepers job is to keep the spirits from entering the village and the Seekers job is to go into the Forest Of The Dead and put the spirits to rest. Moira is the Keeper and Ashyn is the Seeker.

Every year the Seeker has to go into the Forest to quiet the spirits and this year is Ashyns first year doing it by herself. At the start everything goes as planned but when her companions start disappearing things start to go wrong. In the forest Ashyn meets Ranon, a criminal sent to die there. He may be her only hope of getting out alive.

OK, this was just amazing!!! From the very first page this book had me hooked.

Moira was a kick ass character. She was strong, stubborn, an amazing fighter and could throw a knife a hairs breath away from you. She was fierce and loyal but also kind and always looked out for her sister. Ahsyn on the other hand is quite and meek. In other words the total opposite of Moira. I loved how different both were, even though they are twins, but yet they make a complete whole. They each make the best of each other and are fiercely loyal to each other.

I loved both Gavril and Ranon. Gavril is surly and strong but you know deep down he has feelings for Moira. Ranon is more open with his feelings for Ashyn and I loved seeing both friendships progress. Moira is more practical in her approach to romance, she sees it more logically. To her a kiss is just a kiss and it doesn't have to lead to anything, whereas Ashyn is a romantic at heart.

The whole lore of Sea Of Shadows was unique and fascinating. The Seeker and Keepers have animals bonded to them that help them on their journeys.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars nowhere near as good as her other books 22 April 2014
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I've read and liked most of Kelley Armstrong's books. This book was extremely disappointing- it read like a young author's first work, not a book written by an experienced writer. I'm assuming this is one of her Young Adult works, but her other YA works are much better written. The characters in this book are two dimensional and the male characters are irritating in the extreme. In particular, Gavril spent his time patronising Moria as if she was about 7 years old instead of being almost his age (18) with extensive training in a respected and responsible job. He has a nice little sideline in gaslighting her as well.

Is this a thing now? Do authors think younger readers view it as acceptable or somehow an attractive trait for a young male character to treat his girlfriend this way and have her (even though she is an assertive character with no self-esteem issues) just accept it because of LUUUURRRVE??!! If he was just a jerky character, fine, but no-one calls him out on his behaviour and he is tidily assigned to Moria as her boyfriend in a heavily-telegraphed way right from the beginning of the novel.

Kelley Armstrong used to be one of my "no need to think about it, just buy it" authors. This was sub-standard garbage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good new series from Kelley 3 Aug 2014
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Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and the Seeker of the Forest of the Dead. Criminals get sent into the Forest and if they survive, they're told they get to be placed back in society - no one ever survives. The Seeker and the Keeper are tasked with dealing with the souls of the dead so they don't become evil spirits. This is Ashyn's first solo journey as the Seeker and it doesn't go to plan - turns out there's more in the forest than the souls of the dead. After their town gets attacked, Ashyn and Moria are separated and in finding one another discover something is very wrong.

With Kelley's Otherworld series at an end, she's introducing some new stuff. No new adult series as yet but this is her new YA/New Adult series (I don't know the difference between the two - genres aren't my strong point). Moria and Ashyn are both very different and likeable in their own ways.

Moria is strong and kick ass, she's not afraid to stand her ground and will fight anything to protect her family and her town. Ashyn is quiet and calm, the complete opposite of Moria and that's why they work so well together. They counter each other and are better for it.

I love Kelley's writing as anyone who has read my reviews before will know but sadly this one fell a bit short with me, I still liked it and will continue with the series but it was quite slow going and hard to pick up once it was put down - which is very unlike all Kelley books for me. I usually find them unputdownable. I would still recommend this to any YA Fantasy fans but if you're a Kelley fan it is quite unlike her other books so don't go into this expecting another Darkest Powers or Darkness Rising.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD CALL BACK TO THE FANTASY GENRE 8 Jun 2014
SEA OF SHADOWS by Kelley Armstrong.

This is the first book i have read from this writer and it wont be the last. I don't read as much fantasy as i used to but this one was fun from the get-go. Two twin sisters accept their duty to protect their village from undead spirits and this one time, everything goes wrong. The spirits (or is it something else) go on the attack and destroy the hunting party sent out to banish them from the forest. It also turns out that the entire village is destroyed and the hunting party is all that is left of the town's population. The writing is explicit, but well controlled and nothing is over the top. The characters are very likeable, and convincing and the plot moves well and quickly.

It turns out that the forest is overcome with beings called Shadow Stalkers and the book gains a little bit of horror credence when these beings take centre stage. Who are they? Where are they from? Can they be defeated? Will the girls find peace and happiness at book's end? Obviously you will need to read the book for the answers but you will only get a handful as this is book one of an unpublished trilogy. Unless, of course, you can get your hands on an ARC. Good luck with that!

Anyway, four stars from me. Can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy when it comes!

BFN Greggorio!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different but good
Very different from her previous books but once i got into it thoroughly enjoyable read.
Published 1 month ago by Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Departure from Kelley armstrong's usual clan of Clay Eleanor and crew who it love reading but this is very good just as enjoyable, looking forward to more
Published 2 months ago by Soreneck
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome as always
I await Kelley Armstrong books with great excitement, this was as expected a fabulous read, full of the usual great characters and story lines.
Published 2 months ago by happy when it rains
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Another fantastic book by Kelley.
I was taken away to yet another wonderful world full of mystery and adventure. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rosslyn Rafferty
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelley Armstrong does it again!
I enjoy reading anything from the brilliant Author Kelley Armstrong and although a big fan of the Otherworld series
I found myself instantly gripped by this new series- the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miss H Nicholls
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start
Even though this series is aimed at a YA audience I had no hesitation in giving it a go - there's not a Kelley Armstrong book I've not enjoyed yet - and this was no exception, what... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Nicky Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic epic fantasy!
There's been a lot of lacklustre reviews for this book, some claiming they prefer Kelley's adult writing, others claiming that they just couldn't get away with the High Fantasy... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Leanne Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars
Of course I gave it the top rating, Kelley Armstrong never fails to please no matter what the subject. Another best seller I Trust.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I really enjoy a fantasy novel so was a bit worried Kelly wouldn't meet my expectations but I really enjoyed it. Great strong female characters, can't wait for the next!
Published 4 months ago by Piggapoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting read
I chose this book as I have read everything the author has written.
I found myself going to bed early just to read the story, the characters were entertaining and you found... Read more
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