Genre: YA Paranormal
Shelby Pardow never imagined killing someone. That's about to change.
While hiding from her troubled father in the local library, Shelby stares at a flashing instant message on her computer: YOU ARE NEEDED. She discovers a portal that opens and teleports her to the planet Azimuth, where soldiers await. Here, she is not a child but a warrior, Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members imprisoned by Malefic Cacoethes, the daunting leader of the Nightlanders.
Malefic, the evil spawn of the demon Biskara, razes towns and cities in his quest to rule Azimuth, and yearns to turn his forces against Earth. Yet every time Biskara gets close to achieving his malevolent goals, the Assembly uses the Silver Sphere, a sophisticated armillary device, to thwart him.
With the Assembly deposed, Biskara directing Malefic's conquests, and the Silver Sphere out of reach, Shelby is thrust into an unforgettable quest with her fellow Kin. She must learn to kill and lead an army into battle, or Azimuth—and Earth—will fall.
My Review: This story was ok. There was a lot of words and language details that seemed excessive to me. It made parts of the book move real slow. But the parts that were good, mainly the action scenes, moved pretty quickly and were engaging. It seemed too much to me, when at the end, the author detailed each character as well as the terms. Having the terms defined wasn't bad, I've seen other authors do that in their books, usually at the beginning. But, to have the characters defined, that seems more for something the author should have kept to himself.
The main character - Shelby Pardow, was a good choice. She is in most of the book, we are given many different scenes to read and remember.