Monday, September 5, 2011

Wayfinder (Worldwalker Duology #2) by C.E. Murphy

Title: Wayfinder (Worldwalker Duology #2)
Author: C.E. Murphy
Published By: Random House (Sept. 6, 2011)
Source: ARC e-galley
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:

Lara Jansen is a truthseeker, gifted—or cursed—with the magical ability to tell honesty from lies. Once she was a tailor in Boston, but now she has crossed from Earth to the Barrow-lands, a Faerie world embroiled in a bloody civil war between Seelie and Unseelie. Armed with an enchanted and malevolent staff which seeks to bend her to its dark will, and thrust into a deadly realm where it’s hard to distinguish friend from foe, Lara is sure of one thing: her love for Dafydd ap Caerwyn, the Faerie prince who sought her help in solving a royal murder and dousing the flames of war before they consumed the Barrow-lands.

But now Dafydd is missing, perhaps dead, and the Barrow-lands are closer than ever to a final conflagration. Lara has no other choice: she must harness the potent but perilous magic of the staff and her own truthseeking talents, blazing a path to a long-forgotten truth—a truth with the power to save the Barrow-lands or destroy them.

My Review:
C.E. Murphy created a beautiful world full of intrigue and mystery and the music of truth. This book really was beautifully written and I found myself drawn into the story more and more with each page that I turned.
I won't lie, I had a little trouble with the first book, I found myself wanting to skim ahead to see what would happen about half way through the book and I didn't find myself wanting to do that with this one. 
It was packed full of adventure and mystery from the get go.
I found myself invested in what would happen with Lara and the Barrow Lands.
I loved watching not only Lara's powers grow but Lara growing from a meek mouse of a girl to a strong confident person as she learned more about herself, her powers and what she stood for.
Even though there was a lot going on through this book it was all handled beautifully and everything was tied together neat and tidy by the end. It didn't leave questions unanswered or you wondering what in the world would happen next.
I actually found myself wanting more at the end and was a little disappointed that the end had come.
I think this was a fun series and anyone who enjoys fantasy would really like this series.

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