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The Iron-Jawed Boy (The Sky Guardian Chronicles, #1)

af Nikolas Lee

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Year 2300Protea, island city of EldanarTwo hundred years have passed since the lands of the Outerworld humans were destroyed, save but a handful of rebellious cities. In their ruin, the last gods of Earth, the Illyrians, rose victorious. And ever since, it's with a cruel iron fist they've ruled over their subjects--desperate to keep their thrones.Ionikus Reaves knows the gods' malevolence all too well, orphaned by them after their call for a military draft on Eldanar, his home island. But when a power once dormant in Ion boils to the surface, he's whisked off to a new world where he comes face-to-face with the mighty Illyrians.For Ion is a Guardian--a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the pantheon he's so quickly learned to hate. Now torn between his obligations as a Guardian and his hatred of the gods he's to guard, Ion finds himself in the middle of a war within himself. A war that could uncover a dark secret of the gods'...and split the pantheon in two.… (mere)

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'The Balance, my boy, is the war that has been waged since before time was time, the battle within ourselves to do what is good and reject what is bad. It is a delicate line we all walk, a constant struggle of push and pull.'

Plot

Ten year old Ionikus Reaves is a caller; a human who can control the elements. When the Illyrian Gods wage war on the Outerworld Humans, Ion is separated from his family. His parents and sister, Oceanus, are drafted to fight, and Ion is sent to Protea, the capital, to work as a Labourer. Before they were separated, Ion's father attached a piece of Iron to his chin, and left him with no explanation as to why.

Ion develops a deep resentment for the Illyrian gods, but in a cruel twist of fate, he discovers that he is a reincarnation of a Guardian, and must protect the Gods that he has grown to hate. Ion's new world is dark and secretive, but he must do his duty, if he wishes to free his family.


My Thoughts

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a review, and I must say, I devoured it. From the very start, I was sucked into Ion's fascinating world of Gods,Dwarves,Giants,Elves and more. I can tell that a lot of thought and imagination went into this book, it really shows with the depth of the characters and the amazing descriptions of their surroundings. This book is mostly aimed at children, but as an adult who's read a lot of books, I can safely say that this is high on my list of amazing books.

Ion's character was a joy to read. A lot happens to him at such a young age; he's separated from his family and forced into slave labour. He has no idea if he will ever see his family again, and whether he will ever get out of his slavery. Despite all this, he's still a strong character. Understandably, when he discovers that he's a Guardian, he's frightened and overwhelmed by such a big change, but he quickly adapts and accepts his new life. His relationship with Oceanus was enjoyable too; there's sibling rivalry and taunting between them, but there's also a sense of loyalty there too.

I've seen a lot of reviews that compare this to Harry Potter, and I have to agree to some extent. Othum, the Skylord, especially put me in mind of Albus Dumbledore. He's a well looked up to authority figure, but he's also quite mad, and he made me laugh throughout the story. However, despite it's similarities with Harry Potter, this story is completely unique, with an interesting take on mythology. I really enjoyed the concept, and I found it difficult to drag myself away from it. Once again I find myself completely in love with a children's book. It's definitely too good for Adults to miss.

The Author

I'd like to thank the Author, Nikolas Lee, for giving me a free copy of his book to review. This is Nikolas' first book, and it's definitely a sign of things to come. The next book in this series is due to be published sometime next year, and I'm really looking forward to getting into that one too. ( )
  Rebecca_Ross | Nov 2, 2020 |
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Year 2300Protea, island city of EldanarTwo hundred years have passed since the lands of the Outerworld humans were destroyed, save but a handful of rebellious cities. In their ruin, the last gods of Earth, the Illyrians, rose victorious. And ever since, it's with a cruel iron fist they've ruled over their subjects--desperate to keep their thrones.Ionikus Reaves knows the gods' malevolence all too well, orphaned by them after their call for a military draft on Eldanar, his home island. But when a power once dormant in Ion boils to the surface, he's whisked off to a new world where he comes face-to-face with the mighty Illyrians.For Ion is a Guardian--a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the pantheon he's so quickly learned to hate. Now torn between his obligations as a Guardian and his hatred of the gods he's to guard, Ion finds himself in the middle of a war within himself. A war that could uncover a dark secret of the gods'...and split the pantheon in two.

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