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Review: Elemental Links by M.A. Leon

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Elemental Links by M.A. Leon
Steel and Magic Book 1
Young Adult, Medieval Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery Fantasy

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Synopsis
“Take him and run.” The last words of Jake’s mother urged him to save his brother Louie. Jake and Louie get thrown into the outside world, where Jake learns his skill with a sword can save their lives, and Louie, gifted with elemental magic, soon learns his magic is part of something much bigger: a world of spirits that wage a war of their own.

Along their way, they meet Cassie; a fiery brunette with more secrets than Jake and Louie signed on for. The boys’ unlikely friendship with her turns their run-and-hide strategy on its heels.

Now, instead of fleeing, Jake and Louie charge headlong down a path to challenge the core of the necrom itself. Their new target is Dretlon Valley; the necroms’ settlement in the crook of the Dusk Mountains. But they won’t be alone.

Their journey is fraught with unexpected creatures, friends, and new allies. Aside from tournaments and drakons, Jake and Louie are tested as they’ve never been before. Can they defeat the force that threatens not just Louie, but every adept in Elabrium? Will their allies stand with them against the horde of necrom, whose mere presence threatens not just themselves, but their newfound friends as well?

What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

So I am going, to be honest, I have this book in every format.  I purchased the ebook before I won the paperback and then I entered to be a reviewer of the audiobook. I really wanted to get to it and I knew that my best bet was to listen to the audio. So it’s a good thing that I really liked it. 

This is a YA Young Adult Medieval Fantasy and it has a good vs. evil theme.  I am a fan of YA Young Adult Medieval Fantasy books.  I am not sure why these appeal to me the way they do but there have been a few series that I have loved. (If you are interested just ask in the comments).

The relationship between Jake and Louie felt real they are brothers so they are not going to always see eye to eye but they would do anything to save one another.  Louie is an adept, a person born with magical ability, and Jake is a gifted swordsman.  To together they are a force to be reckoned with.  Dark forces called necroms are hunting adepts to turn them into more necroms (they are building an army). Louie is one of the strongest and they are after him. 

There is a lot of learning going on in this story. Not just with the brothers but with the whole cast.  Especially when it comes to keeping secrets. Some need kept and keeping others can put everyone in danger. 

This was a story that I did not want to put down and I enjoyed all of it.  I really can’t think of anything to say that isn’t glowing.

If any of this sounds appealing to you please pick up a copy.

My Rating: /5

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