Silver Eve by Sandra Waugh (Guardians of Tarnec #2)
Published by Random House Children’s Books on September 22nd, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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The Healer Evie saves two herbs for herself—yew, a quick and painful poison, and heliotrope, for the deep, deep sleep that never ends.
After the death of her beloved, seventeen-year-old Evie Carew wants nothing more than to lose herself forever in Rood Marsh. But when the old seer Harker tells her she’s meant for a greater task, Evie’s curiosity keeps her going. What is this shell that Harker insists she must find? And why can’t she stop thinking about the handsome Rider Laurent, the man who saved her on the worst day of her life?
Soon Evie discovers that she is the Guardian of Death, the second of four Guardians who must awaken to their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in balance. To take back the shell that is Death’s amulet, Evie has to learn to trust her Healer instincts and understand that love never dies.
“You have no fear of death.”
Silver Eve by Sandra Waugh is the second book in the Guardians of Tarnec series. This time around it follows a new main character, Evie as she navigates her new journey in life. After the death of her beloved in the fight of her hometown, she decides to leave and never look back.
While on the journey she meets the Rider who saved her life back at home, Laurent. There he tells her that her cousin Lark (the main character from Lark Rising, Guardians of Tarnec #1) sent him to protect her on her journey. Little does she know, she is the Guardian of Death and must find her amulet before the Breeders destroy it.
I loved how this time around we get to follow the journey of a new character. The plot progresses well within the story. There is a great mix of action, adventure, magic, romance, and great fantasy elements as well.
As it is the second book of the series, more of the plot points delve deeper into the magic and lore of this world. Things get thrown at Evie left right and center. The romance is perfectly balanced in this novel, just as it was in the first. It never overwhelms or overshadows the story, and makes the story such a refreshing read. Plus, you’ll swoon over Rider Laurent. He’s absolutely amazing, and the perfect balance to Evie.
The only slight issue I have with the plot is the confusing ending. I just didn’t really get it. I hope in the third installment all my unanswered questions find revelations.
The Main Character
I’m sorry to say, but Evie as a main character was rather quite annoying. I liked Lark 100% more then Evie. I found Evie to be whiny and depressing to read half the time. I mean I get that she just lost her love and now sees no real point to living anymore, but she doesn’t really grow into someone likeable.
I needed more from her then what we got. I guess it’s just hard to hold her into comparison to Lark. Her progression is slow and we keep hearing the same issues from her. Let’s hope she improves going forward in the future books.
Ok, that’s it. Let me know what you guys thought of Silver Eve by Sandra Waugh! I would love to hear your opinions as well!
Until next time,
LARK RISING is her first novel and the first in the GUARDIANS OF TARNEC series. SILVER EVE follows in 2015.