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The Shamer Chronicles

The Shamer's War is the final book in the thrilling series, The Shamer Chronicles. It began with The Shamer's Daughter and continued with The Shamer's Signet and The Serpent Gift. I won't give a description of The Shamer's War because it would give spoilers for the first three books for those of you who haven't had the exciting chance to read them yet! So I'm going to write on the first book, The Shamer's Daughter and give you the basic gist of it. Because, honestly, you are truly missing out by not reading these fantastic book by the amazing author Lene Kaaberbol.

Dina has inherited her mother's "gift" - being a Shamer. But Dina in no way finds the ability to force people to look into your eyes and cause them shame for past wrongs a gift. Especially since neither do the fellow villagers. Despite being only 10 years old, no one will look her in the eye. And deep down, Dina understands it is because looking into a Shamer's eyes only brings back past despair - but it can't help but be a little lonely.

But Shamer's do have a practical purpose which outweighs the overall feeling of fright by others. When any crimes have been committed the villagers simply call upon the Shamer who can easily (well, not exactly easily since the Shamer sees everything the criminal saw, felt, etc., when looking in their eyes) determine guilt or innocence and turn a raving, bloodthirsty murderer into a sobbing mess.

It's on a call like this that her mother goes on - and doesn't come back. Her brother Davin and her little sister Melli can't help but worry. And when a messenger from where her mother is working comes and says Dina's help is needed, she jumps at the opportunity to get to her mother.

But what awaits her there is only the beginning of a nightmare and she learns that the worst enemy she can have is one without shame.

I don't know if that's enough or not to get you intrigued, but I just hate giving stuff away.

And don't be scared off by Dina's young age - she is surprisingly mature and reads much older and wiser than her young years on the page.

These books aren't afraid to go where other books don't. Bad stuff happens. But also wonderful, poignant friendships and courage are highlighted - and not in a schmaltzy, corny way.

It can be truly frightening, heart-pounding thrilling - you never lack a reason to be on the edge of your seat. There are occasions that make you laugh - and especially parts that make you cry.

The Shamer Chronicles are full of political intrigue, espionage, original fantasy concepts and ideas, and plenty of realistic family interplay.

I love, love, love these books and was breathless to the very last page. I am sad that the story is over but also extremely satisfied with the excellent conclusion. Don't miss out on reading and rereading this phenomenal series!!!


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