Giveaway & Series Review: Solus by Devri Walls

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Giveaway & Series Review: Solus by Devri Walls

Giveaway & Series Review: Solus by Devri WallsWings of Arian by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #1
Published by Stonehouse Ink on April 24th 2012
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 462
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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BOOK 2
Wings of TaveaWings
by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #2
Published: November, 2012
Synopsis:
Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros.

Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble

BOOK 3
Wings of NestorNestor
Devri Walls
Series: Solus #3
Publication date: June 24th 2013
Synopsis:
Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing: how can she stop Shadow from using Kiora’s dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Her search for help will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, it looks like the land’s path is hurtling towards one outcome: war with the Shadow and death to all rebels. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path. But will fate allow it? Or will it deal her a hard lesson about following ones own destiny?

BOOK 4
Wings of LomayLomay
Devri Walls
Series: Solus #4
Publication date: February 4th 2014
Synopsis:
Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing: how can she stop Shadow from using Kiora’s dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Her search for help will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, it looks like the land’s path is hurtling towards one outcome: war with the Shadow and death to all rebels. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path. But will fate allow it? Or will it deal her a hard lesson about following ones own destiny?
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Book 1 is currently FREE!
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My Thoughts

Going in I knew that this were fantastical. It’s not my favorite genre but I’ve been trying to read a bit more and these just beg to be read!

Book one started a bit slow for me. I think Devi Walls did a marvelous job of creating this environment that we have to see while reading but something about it was slow. I did enjoy her lovely imagination though! And the amount of different beings in this is amazing! I mean, as I said above, I’m not totally into fantasy, but dragons! Even I know that dragons are cool!

I also really enjoyed the push/pull between Kiora and Emane. I wasn’t sure if I would like him but I did like their relationship. They are good for each other whether they know it or not. And seriously… I want to ride on a talking pegasus!!

As for book two, Kiora lost some of her appeal. She seemed a little lost and a love triangle. Oy! I hate love triangles!  What I did love was the EVIL! I mean pure evil characters. Evil characters seem to be hard to create and more importantly, maintain, but I feel like Dralezer was amazing. I also enjoyed the plot line a bit more than the first. Maybe it was the pacing of everything and how things happen. It didn’t take me as long to read and I felt the reading flow much easier than the first!

For The Wings of Nestor, book three, I feel like I’m getting into this fantasy thing! There were some ups and downs with the first two, just like any genre, but this one I think is my fav.

I really like Alcandor. There is just something about him, and notice he is one that yummy cover too! I do hate dividing my attention between men and I hate, hate, hate love triangles but there is just something about Alcandor that I really like. And it seemed like Emane and Alcandor are willing to make sure Kiora is safe and if that means being on the same side while doing that, then fine. It seemed like a real relationship between two guys fighting over the same girl.  I felt like this was the meat and potatoes of the series and it felt great to sink my teeth into it.

I was totally ready for book four and truly enjoyed the changes that the main characters have been through. They are fighting evil for goodness sakes there has to be changes and Devri Walls did a fabulous job of creating changes in them that fit.

Unlike book one that took a while to get through, I feel like I sped read through this one. Still there are some parts that didn’t fit because again, fantasy and all, but I really think that this was fabulous even being a genre that I normally do not reach for.

I feel like this ending wonderfully though. It felt like a huge series has come to an end and although I will actually miss (A FANTASY!!) the characters I think Devri Walls did a superb job of bringing them all to life in this very magical world.

 

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The Author

Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head.
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4 Responses to “Giveaway & Series Review: Solus by Devri Walls”

  1. BookLady

    What a fascinating series! Love the covers. Great review. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christina

      They are amazing aren’t they!? For once the series kept up with the covers!! So pleased!

    • Christina

      All that time that is vested into a series it is really sad when it doesn’t! Or when a series ends and you are left with even MORE questions! Argh!! This one was great though 😀 Really happy with it. Glad I branched out but I might have to go back to my corner for a little while. LOL