Stolen goods are so much easier . . .
Still avoiding her magic lessons -- yet using her powers when need be -- Corporal Kaylin Neya is relishing investigating a regular theft once again. That is, until she finds out the mysterious box was taken from Elani Street, where the mages and charlatans mingle and it's sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the two. Still, she hopes this might be a mundane case . . .
Then in a back room, Kaylin sees a lost-looking girl in a reflective pool . . . who calls out for Kaylin's help.
Shaken, Kaylin tries to stay focused on the case at hand. But since the stolen item is ancient, has no keyhole and holds tremendous darkness inside, Kaylin knows unknown forces are again playing with her destiny -- and her life . . .
When a minority race of telepaths is suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court—and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tensions, the emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus.…
But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, she is again drawn into a world of politics—and murder. To make matters worse, Marcus, her trusted sergeant, gets stripped of his command, leaving Kaylin vulnerable. Now she's juggling two troubling cases, and even magic's looking good by comparison. But then nobody ever said life in the theater was easy.…
Oh, another 2 great books in this series, first focusing on the Tha'alain's and their history, and then Fury focusing on the Leotines and why they are what they are. And we get to meet the Arkon, who is just kinda what I'd like to be, in charge of a library, and immortal, and just getting to spend time with books and artefacts, because that'd be spectacular!
One thing that I'm loving in these books, is that they are mysteries, and they have crimes, and Kaylin and others solve them, and yeah, they are sometimes contained in their book, sometimes they spill out, like the effects of Secret mean that in Fury, Kaylin and Severn are babysitting a playwrite who is spinning the events of Secret because the people are scared and close to rioting. Or how the baby born during Secret, turns out to be pretty important in Fury.
So yeah, I love how each book has a self-contained, or mostly self-contained, mystery, and how those not contained bits are what connect it and make it a series, and a freaking great one, indeed, because yeah, I love these books!!
I loved the elements, and the Keeper, E something, and that she got the dress thing that signified that she was important to Water, that she in some way impressed Water, and how Water was connected to the Tha'alain, and their history, and how Water told her that history, and how she was briefly connected to them.
Kaylin grew up in these books, because she used to be afraid of the Tha'alain, and as she spent time with them-the children in particular, Kaylin has a big soft spot for kids-she grew to understand them, and then was on their side when she saw attitudes like her former one, because now she knew better.
Yeah, awesome 2 books to the series, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next!!!!
Author: Michelle Sagara
Series: Chronicles of Elantra #2, 3
Read: August 17th, 17th, 2013
Reason Why: Love this series! And they're Sequel Challenge 2013 Books!
Published: August 1st 2007, September 22nd 2008
Cast in Secret:
Cast in Fury: