Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Rift by Andrea Cremer
I am a HUGE fan of the Nightshade series, so I was ecstatic to hear that Andrea Cremer was going to release a prequel series. Rift is set in the 1400's in Scotland, so clearly we have a whole new set of characters...with one exception. I'm not giving away any spoilers since Andrea said in an interview that one character from the Nightshade series makes an appearance in this book. For the life of me I couldn't figure out who it would be until the individual appeared. In retrospect, I should have known.
This book starts out with Ember, a sixteen year old girl from a noble family who wants nothing more than to leave her father's house to join the warriors at Tearmunn. They are a religious order that protects their lands from other worldly dangers. Her father does not want her to join the order, but he has no choice. When Ember was born both mother and child almost died and the family called upon Conatus's healers to save them. In return, the child was pledged to serve Conatus.