After delivering the pearl, Finn and Aria thought life would return to normal.
But with the survival of the clans still in peril, they must continue their quest.
Can they find the next relic before the forces of evil?
Not everyone is who they appear to be
And time is running out …
This is the second book in Lexi’s Relic Hunter series. I would strongly recommend you read Eternal Seas first (you can find my review here) as Wild Sky picks up exactly where we last left Finn and Aria. Therefore, without reading it I feel you would be a little lost.
I do very much appreciate it when the next book in the series doesn’t go over old ground, it instead, cracks straight on with the story.
The Air Walkers
We are dealing with a different branch of magic this time. it is all about Aria and her blood magic that allows her to air walk. The book is however, still told in first person from Finn’s point of view which works well in terms of continuity.
The book is once again a great mix of action and adventure. The chapters are short and the pacing perfect for younger readers. My son likes to read on his own now and prefers shorter chunks of story in a sitting. So this is perfect for him.
We don’t encounter Sir Waldron as much in this book which I feel is a shame, he is mentioned and we have a brief encounter but this books lacks the intensity / danger of the first. Finn and Aria are still being hunted, it just didn’t feel as urgent as Eternal Seas.
Pippin features a lot more in this book, which I was thrilled about. I love her personality and enthusiasm for everything she does. She’s the optimist of the group and she’s a great addition. I maybe wrong but I feel there is a lot more to Pippin and she may have a far greater roll to play in future books.
Overall I loved the second instalment in this series. It’s a perfect book for young ones wanting to get into reading. The story is easy to follow yet full of excitement and mystery. It has the right level of detail without overwhelming a younger audience.
I also love the addition of some quirky characters along the way, as well as the settings which take children to far flung places they may never have heard of. Close enough to reality for them to imagine what they may actually look like, but all with a touch of magic and fantasy.
My 8 year old is certainly enjoying them and we’re looking forward to seeing what Lexi has in store for us next.
Many thanks to Lexi Rees and Rachel at Rachel’s random resources for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Lexi Rees writes action packed adventures for children. The first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children, and as well as an active programme of school visits and other events, she has published a Creative Writing Skills workbook, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
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