Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Amadi Trilogy

Amadi, the Phoenix, the Sphinx, & the Djinn (Amadi, #1-3), by Katharina Gerlach
Amadi, the Phoenix, the Sphinx, and the Djinn

~Synopsis (from Goodreads)~

"Full trilogy.

Amadi realizes how much she hates being a girl when her half-sister is unwillingly engaged to an elderly gold-smith. She manages to become apprenticed to a thief where she lives as a boy more often than not. But when her Helping Hand is murdered, her oath of revenge lands her smack dab in the path of an assassin hired to kill her and a jackal-headed god with the same purpose. Now, her only defense is the threadbare tunic of a young man and her training as a thief."

  ~My Rating: 4/5 Roses~

~My Review~

This is a wonderful story, full of adventure, magic, friendship and courage.

Living in a society full of rules she doesn't believe in, and a family she doesn't fit in with, Amadi struggles to find her own path.  Having the courage many people lack, she challenges tradition and expectations, and follows her heart through life-threatening situations and challenges.

Finding out secrets and lies in her past, Amadi sets out to right wrongs and do what she believes is right, even if it means she loses everything she cares about.

Meeting many unexpected friends, and running from a creature more fitting in a nightmare than reality, she finds adventure, love, and herself.   The friendships she forms keep her strong, and she becomes a hero in her own heart.

This is a story sure to warm any heart, and fill any imagination to the brim.  The Arabian culture and desert background of this adventure are written with fantastic details, and present a new kind of story.  All of the characters are deep and interesting, and they all grow and change in some way, by the end of the series.

I took off a rose, because it had a bit of a slow start, and took a while to catch my interest.  After the story picked up, I was hardly able to stop reading!  It has a perfect ending, and the trilogy as a whole is wonderful.  I would certainly recommend reading this series.

~Find out more about this trilogy here:
Goodreads: Amadi
Shelfari: Amadi Trilogy

~Visit Katharina Gerlach's author pages here:
Goodreads: Katharina Gerlach
Amazon: Katharina Gerlach
Katharina Gerlach's Website
Shelfari: Katharina Gerlach

~Purchase the Amadi series here:
Amazon: Amadi Trilogy

*I received an eCopy of this series, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.