Alayne Worth possesses the Vale, an object of mysterious power coveted by other Elementals. Danger shadows her every step when this secret spreads. As she grieves the sudden death of her boyfriend at the hands of the notorious Shadow-Caster, Simeon Malachi, Alayne unravels the mysteries of the Vale and her past. When she returns to Clayborne to pursue her Elemental traininAlayne Worth possesses the Vale, an object of mysterious power coveted by other Elementals. Danger shadows her every step when this secret spreads. As she grieves the sudden death of her boyfriend at the hands of the notorious Shadow-Caster, Simeon Malachi, Alayne unravels the mysteries of the Vale and her past. When she returns to Clayborne to pursue her Elemental training, Alayne is plagued by disturbing visions that predict a dark future. As an ominous Alliance of pure-blood Elementals spreads intolerance across the Continent, Alayne’s visions show evidence of the truth--and reveal a deadly danger to her loved ones. Alayne must conquer her fears and use her power to muster an uprising that will obliterate the only way of life she's ever known....
|Title||:||Shadows of Uprising|
|Number of Pages||:||330 Pages|
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Shadows of Uprising Reviews
Tamara Shoemaker masterfully spins the second volume of The Guardian of the Vale series into a super-charged middle book, broadening and deepening her elemental fantasy world. In Mark of Four we met Alayne Worth, a talented teen with some big problems—namely, the coveted powerful object/organism that was placed inside her body and now gives her elemental superpowers. The catch: everybody wants a piece of Alayne and her powers. In Shadows of Uprising, tensions are brewing on a larger scale. An intolerant political group, the Elemental Alliance, foments a genocidal agenda that threatens Alayne’s family and friends. They want to use Alayne’s powers to achieve their aims, and they are willing to blackmail, abuse, coerce, and threaten to subject her to their will.Alayne must find the strength not only to resist, but also to openly stand against this dangerous new force in her world. Fans of Mark of Four will be interested to see the fate of Jayme, Kyle, Marysa, Daymon, and of course, Alayne, in this second episode. Surprising plot developments will keep even clever readers on their toes, and Tamara Shoemaker’s always-clean writing and stirring action will keep you reading all night long.
Another winner from Ms. Shoemaker - I love the combination of a slight Airbender feel with a Harry Potter feel. Shoemaker throws lots of obstacles at her characters, many unexpected, and it's a delight to watch them bob and weave throughout the story, whether running from real dangers or interpersonal emotions. I'm looking forward to the third installment!
Alayne will return to Clayborne, despite her mother's disdain for her daughter's distance and despair for Alayne's safety. Following Alayne's ordeal with Simeon Milachi, awareness of her unseverable bond with the Vale has spread to the outer reaches of CommonEarth. Complications arise in Alayne's personal life, when Kyle's mother is hired as an elemental instructor. She is also concerned by overwhelming visions, which she can't interpret, sometimes including Jayme. Alayne's friends urge her to move past her grieving period for Jayme, but they keep picking at the scar by mentioning him. Alayne is beyond fury as the Elemental Alliance, the government and supervising organization of CommonEarth, is overtaken by Shadow Casters. However, her vile feelings towards the anti-Natural Humans don't blind her judgement.My favorite character must be Professor Manders, because he desires to aid Alayne. He serves as one of the head guardians of the Vale. Manders approved the idea to form a club for students who view Natural Humans as equals born without the privilege of powers. Daymon's uncle was also responsible for a simulation, in which Alayne discovered the possibility of conjuring an element vacuum. He enlightened Alayne with a fresh defensive skill. I was encaptured in this continued story because Alayne's values are tested and clarified as she forms a band of allies to deal with the mob of ghastly Shadow Casters. Hints of romance are expertly combined with suspenseful sci-fi in Alayne's struggle to sort out her loyalties. Alayne will encounter obstacles, accepting strenuous tasks in the hope of protecting her family and the Natural Human race. Fans of Mark of Four must read the sequel that enlivens the characters and adds an array of events with which to predict the final showdown. Shadows of Uprising aroused a story and claimed my attention, yet again. The book is to be commended: an outstanding piece of literature.
They say that the second book of a trilogy is the darkest and things do indeed get grim for not only the students of Claybourne, the school for training in elemental magic, but for Common Earth as a whole. The political intrigue of Elementals against Naturals provides a treacherous backdrop for the personal struggles of Alayne and her friends. The twists and complications kept me turning pages, but it is the characters (who keep me guessing as to how they might meet those challenges magically and/or personally) that keep me invested to the end--and make me thankful I have the box set so I can get right to the next book!
Excellent!Shadows of Uprising (Guardian of the Vale Book 2) is an awesome science fiction/ fantasy tale of a young girl who has the choice to escape the Elemental Alliance with her friends or become a leader to those against theElemental Alliance. I would recommend this series to those people who like futuristic fantasy books where a hero or heroine saves the day and leads others against an opposing force.
Great continuation of the Guardian of the ValeWe finally got some answers to some questions that were left open at the end of the first book! Alayne is steadily growing into her role. I feel like I may see a relationship growing as well! We still are reading some intense fighting scenes and see betrayal play out. And, I'm left wanting more of the story as I read those final words from this book.