Series: Solus #3
Author: Devri Walls
Pages: 249 (Kindle)
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Source: For Review
Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing—how can she stop the Shadow from using her dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.
Kiora’s search will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and lead 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, the rebels are hurtling toward one outcome: war. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path, but will fate allow it? Or will it teach her a hard lesson about following her own destiny?
What was suppose to be the final book is now another fun and action filled addition to the Solus series! In Wings of Nestor, the stakes are even higher for Kiora as she tries to fight the evil that is the Shadow. While she has defeated one evil, this one is proving to be an even tougher challenge. Kiora must hone her magical abilities, as well as learn to fight in the absence of magic. Being the prophecized savior is certainly taking its toll on her, and I enjoyed watching Kiora grow even as she goes through some rough patches to do so. Thankfully, she’s not alone. All of our favorite characters from the previous books are back in action and a few new ones are introduced as Kiora changes paths to reach her destiny.
I really want to talk about the love triangle, so that’s what we’re going to do first. I enjoyed it in the previous book, but I really enjoyed it in Wings of Nestor. I even switched teams! I wasn’t so sure about Kiora’s bond with Alcander, but now I’m totally into it! Not just because Alcander is super hot (I mean, look at that cover!), but because we get to know him a lot better and I just like how he is with her. Of course, Emane is still around, but a lot of the time I felt like he was more concerned with “beating” Alcander than with Kiora’s feelings. They do have some sweet and emotional scenes together though. I also love the dynamic between Alcander and Emane. It’s different than other triangles and it makes it much more believable. Yes, they’re in love with the same girl and are kind of adversaries, but they also need to work together to help Kiora with her mission. Sabotage is not an option without hurting her, too. There’s also an interesting reveal that I’m curious to see how/if it plays out in Wings of Lomay!
Wings of Nestor improves and builds upon everything from the previous two books. I’ve already mentioned there’s more romance, and the love triangle is amazingly written. There’s also a lot more magic and action! I’ve absolutely loved learning about the magic in this world and watching Kiora continue to grow into her powers. She’s really pushed to her limits this time, and we get to see some new and wild spells in action. There are also more magical species introduced which is always fun. My favorite was probably seeing the home of the dragons and meeting the queen! Kiora, Emane, Alcander, and Drustan all have many battles throughout the pages and at times I wasn’t sure if they’d all make it out! The author definitely put me at the edge of my seat! However, I must say that at times the magic made things feel too convenient for Kiora, but this was just a minor annoyance.
This series just keeps getting better! I’ve really been enjoying it, although it seems to be missing something for me. I can’t pinpoint what, but something is holding me back from giving it more stars. Wings of Nestor, and the previous two books, are definitely worthy reads though. The world is fabulous and not lacking in magic or imagination. The romance is adorable, heartbreaking, and believable. I love Drustan and Alcander to pieces, and find the interactions between all of the characters to be convincing. I cannot wait to see how this all ends!
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