**I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. It will be released on September 22, 2015.**
Publisher: Random House
Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Healer Evie saves two herbs for herself—yew, a quick and painful poison, and heliotrope, for the deep, deep sleep that never ends.
After the death of her beloved, seventeen-year-old Evie Carew wants nothing more than to lose herself forever in Rood Marsh. But when the old seer Harker tells her she’s meant for a greater task, Evie’s curiosity keeps her going. What is this shell that Harker insists she must find? And why can’t she stop thinking about the handsome Rider Laurent, the man who saved her on the worst day of her life?
Soon Evie discovers that she is the Guardian of Death, the second of four Guardians who must awaken to their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in balance. To take back the shell that is Death’s amulet, Evie has to learn to trust her Healer instincts and understand that love never dies.
In this spellbinding fantasy, Sandra Waugh continues the beautifully written series begun with Lark Rising.
I love this series. I love the adventure, fantasy, romance, action and the pure fun of it all. Sandra Waugh is an excellent writer and can’t wait for the rest of these books. I love how they are all connected but are still it’s own individual story. Like Cinder by Marissa Meyer each book and story is involved in a grand scheme of things. What’s great is you could read each book and not have some cliff hanger while you wait a whole other year for the second book. Nope it ends and then you can wait and read the next book without having to worry about remembering what happened in the first book but still enjoy the story and the grand overall storyline/plot.
Evie is a healer and because of that her “power” or “ability” won’t allow her to harm herself. So when love dies she has nothing else to live for and tries to find ways to end her suffering.
However what she doesn’t know is the world needs her in order to save what is happening she is forced into a search for a stolen amulet which only can be obtained by the one who is the Guardian of Death. When Evie finds out that, that guardian is her, she struggles with this new burden she must bare. However fate would have it that she would not do this alone and provides a companion for her; to awaken her guardianship and protect her at all costs while she finds this stolen amulet that must be found before it is destroyed.
I loved the adventure, hardship and trials these two face while trying to remain true to themselves and their calling.
Everything about this series is great for those in need of an awesome adventure with some romance.
The romance wasn’t overwhelming to the story which I GREATLY appreciate. Plus the guy is completely swoon worthy. *sigh*
Overall this is a must own series for all ages.
Sexual Content: mild (some kissing)
Violence: moderate (battle scenes with fanatical creatures, death)