Shelby Pardow never imagined killing someone. That's about to change.
While hiding from her troubled father in the local library, Shelby stares at a flashing instant message on her computer: YOU ARE NEEDED. She discovers a portal that opens and teleports her to the planet Azimuth, where soldiers await. Here, she is not a child but a warrior, Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members imprisoned by Malefic Cacoethes, the daunting leader of the Nightlanders.
Malefic, the evil spawn of the demon Biskara, razes towns and cities in his quest to rule Azimuth, and yearns to turn his forces against Earth. Yet every time Biskara gets close to achieving his malevolent goals, the Assembly uses the Silver Sphere, a sophisticated armillary device, to thwart him.
With the Assembly deposed, Biskara directing Malefic's conquests, and the Silver Sphere out of reach, Shelby is thrust into an unforgettable quest with her fellow Kin. She must learn to kill and lead an army into battle, or Azimuth—and Earth—will fall.
This story was an unusual one. It is a relatively good science fiction book. I liked the whole idea behind the kin and how they are needed to save another planet.
The Characters are okay, there are some very strange dialogues between some characters that didn't flow well. And the one thing I can say is that everyone kept saying who such and such was, that actually became a little bit old about half-way through the book. I'm sure that the reason was because sometimes the people speaking weren't in the main spotlight at the moment, but I found it a little bit distracting.
I can say that the plot of the story was what really did it for me though. Mostly because it was very unique. Although this story is a good versus evil saga, it was done differently and did keep me entertained. I think this is a good read for anyone who likes Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, or just a taste of something new.
I give this book 4 stars. I give it that because while I did enjoy it and I do recommend it to everyone, I did find some issues with the book. And since it is book 1 in what is going to be a series, I guess I wanted a bit more at the end. But I will be getting into book 2 so I can see what happens with the Kin.
I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.