The Book of the Sword : Darkest Age
Author(s): A.J. Lake
In The Coming of Dragons, Edmund and Elspeth received magical gifts that would lead them into a perilous adventure. Edmund has the vision of the Ripente-he can see through the eyes of others, and Elspeth can draw upon an enchanted sword when she is in danger. Now, the sword is speaking to Elspeth, leading her to a final showdown with an ancient god, bound inside a mountain. The journey into the Snowlands will be fraught with dangers, from terrifying dragons to haunting ice spirits and these two unlikely heroes must together decide who they can trust and who means them harm. Elspeth's magical sword has brought them closer to their destiny than they realize, and it's up to them to succeed-at all costs.
“A better-than-average middle volume that keeps the story rolling along nicely.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A deep mystery is set up, done in such a way that it assumes intelligence on the part of a young reader, rather than spelling it all out the way so many books written for kids do….Thoroughly enjoyable.” —CurledUp.com