Ammey McKeaf (The Chronicles of Azulland, Book 1) by Jane Shoup

By Jane Shoup

At nineteen, Ammey McKeaf is a golden-haired good looks that's loved and guarded, not just by way of her father, the main respected basic in Azulland, but in addition by way of 5 elder brothers, all champions of the video games which are held within the medieval island kingdom. Her brothers have expert and challenged her all of her lifestyles, specially at swordsmanship, with a purpose to serve her well.

Trouble stirs whilst Marko Corin, the formidable chief of Bellux-Abry, seeks to achieve regulate of the rustic. His small bands of hugely informed infantrymen, often called ‘wolf packs,’ roam the rustic, reaping destruction and loss of life. whilst a pack moves as regards to the Forge, domestic to the McKeafs, Ammey is escorted to sanctuary -- yet sanctuary is something of the past.

As violence reigns, Ammey is rescued and brought into the magical Vihlae woodland, the place she discovers energy she didn't understand she possessed, and learns the paintings of survival from one in all her rescuers, sparking an indisputable ardour. As Ammey travels from one finish of Azulland to the opposite, combating to outlive and guard these round her, she's going to be attempted and verified past something she can have imagined, yet will her efforts be adequate to avoid wasting herself and people she loves?

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