Wyndano’s Cloak by A.R. Silverberry

From Goodreads:


Jen has settled into a peaceful life when a terrifying event awakens old fears—of being homeless and alone, of a danger horrible enough to destroy her family and shatter her world forever. She is certain that Naryfel, a shadowy figure from her past, has returned and is concentrating the full force of her hate on Jen’s family. But how will she strike? A knife in the dark? An attack from her legions? Or with the dark arts and twisted creatures she commands with sinister cunning? Wyndano’s Cloak may be Jen’s only hope. If she can only trust that she has what it takes to use it. A tale of madness, friendship, and courage, Wyndano’s Cloak reveals the transformative power of love and forgiveness, and the terrible consequences of denying who you really are

Hardcover, 424 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Tree Tunnel Press 
Genre: YA/ fantasy 
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Wyndano’s Cloak is a truly epic fantasy read. It took me quite some time to read, as it took me a while to get engaged in the storyline. I am so glad I got to read Wyndano’s Cloak, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this amazing adventure story. Special thanks to A.R. Silverberry for sending me the review copy.

The storyline follows Jen, a princess of Aerdem, and Bit a common girl who is engaged to Dash, Jen’s brother, prince and air to the throne. Jen is a strong and intelligent girl, she was sent to the plain world when she was young, because her mother thought it would be best  for her own safety. She only returned to Aerdem and her family a couple of years ago. Bit is a quiet, timid girl, who was found as a child wandering outside Aerdem. She was taken in and worked as a servant, until Dash and her fell in love.

**SOME SPOILERS AHEAD**

Naryfel, a dangerous master of disguises, the queens evil sister, has made a comeback. Jen and her mother are kidnapped and Dash and the king are unconscious, with vines wrapped around their necks, which are continuously tightening.

Jen manages to escape with the help of a boy named blue. Jen is wary of Blue, but goes with him all the same. They follow Naryfel in the hopes of rescuing Jen’s mother. They get captured and Blue shows his worth to Jen, she realises she can’t do this without him.

Bit and Petunia (Pet is the counts daughter) travel to the plain world (with great difficulty) to try and seek the aid of the doctor they have heard so much about from Jen’s stories of the plain world. They hope that the doctor will be able to help get the things wrapped around Dash and the kings neck off, before it’s too late.

When they get to the plain world they realise something has gone wrong and they have no way of getting back to their own world. They are captured by the horrible Miss Drath, an evil, money grabbing woman who owns the children’s orphanage. The two girls get closer, they learn so much about themselves and they form an amazing friendship. They get the aid from a little old lady, to escape to the doctor, she says she knows how to get them home to Aerdem.

The ending of this book is amazing, what a surprise, everything was thought out wonderfully, it all fits together perfectly. A.R. Silverberry has wrote an enchanting story, with strong, courageous heroines and treacherous dark characters. The thing I liked the most was the trust and new friendships these young people earned, and of course the adventure and danger that lurked around every corner.

My favourite characters were:

Petunia- I think she went on the biggest journey, and learned most about herself, and when the time came she choose friendship. She is also intelligent, fun and has a good heart. She had me laughing throughout.

Blue- I was intrigued by Blue from when he first appeared to rescue Jen. I didn’t trust him either at the start, but I loved his sneaky nature. I would love to have Blue as a friend.

The only thing for me was getting engaged in the story at the start, but when I did I devoured the rest of  book. The cloak was another, with the title Wyndano’s Cloak, I thought it would of made more of an appearance in the story, but sadly the magical cloak wasn’t in the book that much.

Overall an amazing read, I will definitely be looking out for more for A.R. Silverberry.

4/5 stars

Carly 🙂

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