Wings of Arian by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #1
Published on: April 24, 2012 by StoneHouse Ink
Genres: Young Adult
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XcKiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie. With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life. She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar. However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation. And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.
“Do you know,” he asked, “that you are only the second person to ever ask me what I want?” His eyes searched hers, moving even closer. Her eyes fluttered shut, too scared to breath. “Yes,” he whispered brushing his lips against hers, “I want to protect you.”
Wow! This book completely blew me away; it was not what I was expecting at all. I’m not usually into that much fantasy, but this book had the perfect amount of fantasy plus a little paranormal as well. Devri Walls created this amazing world, full of so much adventure and magic, plus the amazing love story that just pulls you into the pages until you’ve read all of it! It will definitely leave you wanting more.
Wings of Arian is a story about Good vs. Evil. Kiora grew up in the village, seeming to live just a normal life, but she’s been having visions ever since she was little. Her parents and sister never believed they were true, and that ended up resulting in her parents death. Her sister, Layla, hates her and blames her for it. Prince Emane never wanted to rule a kingdom. He likes to practice his fighting and have the freedom to choose. Aleric, Emane’s teacher, is searching for the Solus, which ends up being Kiora. He is someone who is magical and has lived for a very long time. He helped the Solus before Kiora, Arian. Aleric, with the help of Eleana, knows how to train Kiora to defeat the leader of evil, Dralazar. He helped put up a magical gate to keep everyone in the village and kingdom, locked in the canyon for thousands of years. Kiora wants to know whats on the other side of the mountain. And she’s not going to stop until she opens that gate.
“Emane, this journey will take you to places you never dreamed you would be. It will change you forever. There will be times when you will not want to go on.” Her hand slid to his shoulder, “But you must, Emane, you must go on.”
There are so many amazing magical creatures in this story from Pegasus to dragons, to shape shifters and hounds, that there is never a dull moment. You’ll find yourself so absorbed in the story; you’ll want to keep reading to find out what happens next. You’ll fall in love with the characters and their story, and the relationships they get involved in. I seriously can’t wait, I’m starting book two now!