Monday, March 16, 2015

Mirrors & Mist by C. M. Skiera (The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, #2)

Mirrors & Mist
by C.M. Skiera

My rating: 5 stars

Trilogy: The Oxbow Kingdom - Book 2
Publication Date: March 13, 2015
Publisher: C.M. Skiera
Genre: Fantasy | Epic
Print Length: 235 pages
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

Jetsam fled Dwim-Halloe as a runaway orphan, escaping both a zealous bounty hunter and a dragon-obsessed fallen knight. Now, the teenager finds himself a fledgling apprentice to the infamous wizard Seryn Vardan, the Oxbow Kingdom’s most wanted fugitive. When Jetsam attempts a heroic rescue during a foray with his teacher, catastrophe ensues as Seryn is captured and slated for execution.

Jetsam vows to free Seryn from his mysterious captors before his public beheading in the city where they are both falsely accused of murder. With his canine companion, Jetsam attempts a risky homecoming by seeking aid from old friends. Can Jetsam save his beloved mentor from certain death, or will he once again be left homeless and alone with a bounty on his head?

Mirrors & Mist (The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy Book 2)My Review
Mirrors & Mist by C. M. Skiera
C.M. Skiera is back! The second addition to the Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, Mirrors & Mist is another trip into a world where magic and wizardry are feared and unlawful. Once again we share in Jetsam’s life and the lives of the orphans who were his only family as his life is again caught up in turmoil and magical entanglements.

Jetsam is now apprenticed to the one of the most powerful wizards ever. Seryn Vardan is the most wanted man in Dwim-Halloe and Fate has placed them in the right place at the wrong time, Seryn allows himself to be captured to save Jetsam and is now scheduled for a public death. Can jetsam find a way to save his mentor? Can he enlist the help of the boys underground, would they still risk their lives for him, as in the past? Time changes people, but has the bond of being unwanted orphans still held strong? Will any of his old comrades still be there?
In another twist of Fate, a lie has been revealed that could shatter the very foundations of the kingdom. Is it another trap for Seryn and Jetsam or will the truth set them free? Will they live long enough to uncover the evil that has been lurking in the castle?

Once again, reality faded away and I was transported into C. M. Skiera’s world of dark fantasy, emotion and wickedly fast-paced action, both physical and mental as Jetsam finds himself caught up in more deceit and danger. Being reunited with his friends felt like a homecoming as their personalities came back in full-color detail! Each page uncovered another twist, another revelation and more of the man Jetsam was turning in to as C.M. Skiera smoothly brings another tale to life. The tension created by Mr. Skiera’s words is thick, the energy, heady and the loyalty of allies simply amazing! High adventure, dimensional scenes, sounds, smells and inner turmoil, it’s all here, all riveting, all addictive and an epic fantasy that will engage anyone with an eye for great storytelling. Totally hooked on this trilogy…not sure what I will do after volume three, although a re-read is NOT out of the question!

I received this copy from C. M. Skiera in exchange for my honest review.



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