Synopsis and Details:
War hero and daughter to two Houses, Kira is just beginning to learn how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Agreeing to accompany her father’s people back to their homeworld, Kira Forrest prepares for the fight of her life. She’s agreed to undertake the Trial of the Broken, a rite of passage every member of her father’s House must pass. It offers a path to independence and freedom that is too tempting to deny.
Not everyone welcomes this lost daughter of Roake. There are those who fear what her presence might bring to light. Betrayal stalks the halls of Kira’s birthplace—its roots embedded deep in the events that claimed her parent’s lives and set her on her current path.
Walking the wire’s edge between truth and deception will test the person Kira has become as she separates ally from betrayer. An old enemy has put into motion a plan that could topple the balance of power in the universe. Letting them succeed spells doom—but the price might be more than Kira is willing to pay.
Series: The Firebird Chronicles #2 | Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure | Release Date: February 05, 2020 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 431 | ISBN: 979-8617407756 | ASIN: B083WNS35C | Format: Paperback | Source: Purchased
Review and Rating:
I cannot say it enough but I absolutely love Kira! She is such a strong female character and when I think I know her, another layer to her character opens and I see new depths to her. She is just an amazing heroine and in Age of Deception she absolutely proves her worth in every single way. She always seems to be one step ahead and, in this story, she will need to use every advantage she has at her disposal. With Kira, I have come to expect that what she shows to the world is only what she wants others to know. She is a master of subterfuge and machinations but her every action is never for her own gain. She has secrets upon secrets but, from what I am learning, her every move is about protecting something that has yet to be revealed.
What keeps me enthralled with this series is definitely Kira but I also love the other characters in this story! They are all so well-developed that I want to know more about them as well. Even Jin – Kira’s AI sidekick has personality plus as well as a few secrets of his own. I love him to pieces. Don’t get me started about Graydon – I think I might have a major crush on that alien. The way he sees Kira and values her – oh my goodness – I think he might just set the world on fire if he thought it would keep her safe. Not that he doesn’t frustrate me, at times, with his high handed male alphaness. Sometimes I think he needs to be knocked down a peg or two but as the story develops and I learn more of him….well, swoon.
Age of Deception was such a fun story to read and not only did it keep me in a heightened state of suspense with all the twists and turns taking place but it tugged very hard on the heartstrings as well. There was a ton of tension between Kira and her human counterparts and the aliens of Roake. There were many moments that had me riled up on behalf of Kira and there were other moments where my heart was hurting for not only Kira but for all the members of the House of Roake. Then there was the humor element. I laughed out loud so many times with all the snarkiness and playful bantering that occurred between the characters. Oh my, I just love this book and this series so much. I can’t even begin to express the excitement that I feel about The Firebird Chronicles except to say that I highly, highly recommend them to you!
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About the Author:
Writing is my first love. Even before I could read or put coherent sentences down on paper, I would beg the older kids to team up with me for the purpose of crafting ghost stories to share with our friends. This first writing partnership came to a tragic end when my coauthor decided to quit a day later, and I threw my cookies at her head. Today, I stick with solo writing, telling the stories that would otherwise keep me up at night.
Most days (and nights) are spent feeding my tea addiction while defending the computer keyboard from my feline companions, Loki and Odin.