Sea of Shadows

Sea of Shadows

Book - 2014
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"Twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must embark on a a dangerous journey when the spirits they're charged with protecting turn vengeful"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062071248
Branch Call Number: FIC/ARMSTRONG
Characteristics: 406 p. ; 22 cm


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Jul 03, 2018

Amazing! Totally recommend for huge fantasy geeks like me! It was chilling, haunting, exciting, and filled with mystery and action! One of my favourite series. Shame that it doesn't have much of a fan base though. There are a couple of terrifying scenes, most notably the scenes in the Forest of the Dead. But otherwise it's mainly fantasy. I loved all of the characters! Ashyn and Moria were super great and amazing role models for young girls! Ronan was charming, Gavril interesting and all in all they all were three dimensional and had amazing back stories. Kelly does a great job at creating a world that seems as real as any other and a villain that feels like a huge threat. I rate this a 5/5 and the other books in the series are just as fantastic!!!

Oct 04, 2017

I never really identified the race of any of the characters in the book, except that they all have certain features. I was a bit confused with the hierarchy (emperor suggests of Central Asian background) but the protagonists had red hair, so of European? Overall, it was a genuinely nice read, with just enough action and suspense to keep me reading onward without pause. I expected more "zombie action" from the back of the book but it just seemed to appear in the beginning. The romance was okay, not amazing, but just okay overall.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 14, 2017

Great read! Fast paced and leaves you wanting to know more about their world and how all the characters fit together. The details about the girls abilities are a little lacking.

Jul 07, 2017

This is a fantastic book! It's about Northern twins Ashyn and Moria who are the Seeker and the Keeper of Edgewood. This book is very bloody and gory so I would recommend this book to open minded readers.

Aug 24, 2016

Not really super into the extreme fantasy genre, coming from the darkest powers series I thought I would try some more of Kelley's books but I don't really like extreme fantasy books like i said before so I didn't really finish this one. I love Kelley's other series' though.

This book is absolutely amazing!

Jul 02, 2016

cant wait to read the sequal

Jun 30, 2016

fun story with good twists, but a bit corny for an adult reader.

Mar 29, 2016

A solid story with a good enough plot to hold interest - but not a page burner.

Dec 29, 2015

“Sea of Shadows” by Kelley Armstrong is the first book in her captivating new trilogy Age of Legends. The Keeper, Moria and the Seeker, Ashyn are twins and were raised by the outskirts of the Forest of the Dead, in Edgewood, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled. The sisters are charged with a dangerous task of being the Keeper and Seeker, each year they have to quiet the enraged souls of the damned. But this time, they will not halt. After being separated, Moria and Ashyn travel to find each other, sending them far from their home and their father. Being accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a handsome condemned thief, the girls cross a wasteland filled with monsters, in order to warn the emperor. But when they get to the court, a terrible secret was awaiting for them. This terrible secret will change the balance of their lives, their world, forever. “Sea of Shadows” is a breathtaking adventure that could make anyone fall in love with Kelley Armstrong’s writing. This novel has an excellent title because the Forest of the Dead contains Shadows, many Shadows that haunt the people that are exiled. I would recommend this book and “Empire of Night” to people with an interest in action and romance. These books have made everyone realize that Kelley Armstrong has a genre of her own, one that keeps the reader intrigued and full of suspense to wait for her next novel.

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Jul 14, 2017

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Jul 29, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A lot of battle scenes where the characters come very close to death

Jul 07, 2014

Violence: There is A LOT OF BLOOD and violence


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Jul 03, 2018

"Are you shushing me?"


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