Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Although I am not a big fan of fantasy, my daughter is and sometimes, I buddy-read with her to be able to share her excitement and have bookish conversations with her. Also, I had in the recent past read a really interesting book by the author (Romance-ish) and I was curious to see what she would do with this one.
Like most fantasy stories I have read (which are quite few in number), ‘Wings of the Night Sky‘ is a story about good overcoming evil. Omiete has been chosen since her birth to carry out an important task but in a world different from the one she has always known. As she defies her mother’s warning not to answer any strange call of her name at night, she finds herself transported into another realm where she discovers she has powers beyond her imagination. She has been brought into Aondo for the most important mission ever embarked on by the keepers of Aondo. Ala, the guardian of Aondo has been kidnapped by Dadan ad his Shetanis’ and she must be rescued. Omiete has to brave up and become one with her “Ehi” to be able to be of any help to the guardians of Aondo. This is a story about overcoming fear, courage and duty.
This started a bit slow at the beginning but quickly picked up and I raced with it until the end. It is a quick, action packed read that would keep you hooked. Despite the many strange names and places, as soon as I got a hang of it, it was an interesting ride. The theme carries a very relevant message for teenagers and young adults who face challenges everyday and need to be reminded that it is okay to feel afraid sometimes and courage is not the absence of fear but getting the job done despite how you feel. Omiete wasn’t confident in the powers she had but with some courage and support from the other guardians, she was able to make it through to the end.
I would recommend this book to lovers of fantasy, teenagers and young adults. This book seems like a good candidate for a series.
Rating: 4 Stars
Published: July 25th 2020 by Kawe Books (first published July 1st 2019)
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
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