Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The story begins with Shelby escaping to the library to get away from her alcoholic father. Once there she receives a message on a computer screen telling her to go to the janitor’s closet. So she does and gets transported to another world where she meets up with others like her from different walks of life; who are al known as the Kin.
Zach is another teenager who gets transported to the same world after receiving the same cryptic message. However, he doesn’t get met by the one who is supposed to take him to the other Kin and ends up wandering. Eventually Zach meets a man named Throg who helps him find the other Kin and navigate this new world.
It turns out that Shelby, Zach, and the others are known as the Kin, counterparts to the Assembly who are supposed to help save the world from Biskara (Satan) and his servant Malefec. The Assembly had been kidnapped by Malefec and that is why the Kin were summoned. Together they travel the world to find the Assembly and rescue them. Then they have to find the Silver Sphere, an object that allows them to contact the Truth Seekers (people who are to help them save the world).
After the Kin find the Assemble and the Sphere, a big battle is raged against Malefec, but he escapes; an allude to the next book in the series. Then all of the Kin, but one are sent hom and Shelby ends up with a couple of pleasant surprises.
The story is engaging and fast paced. Very easy to read. It keeps your interest the entire time and was difficult to put down. My only complaint is that there were a lot of characters and I had a little difficulty keeping them straight. Maybe that’s just me. But otherwise, I enjoyed the book. I look forward to the next book in the series.