Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon
The Gods have abandoned Ai Ling.
Her mysterious power haunts her day and night, and she leaves home—with just the moon as her guide—overwhelmed by her memories and visions and an unbearable sense of dread. For Ai Ling knows that Chen Yong is vulnerable to corrupt enchantments from the under-world. How can she do nothing when she has the skill and power to fight at his side? A dream has told her where he is, the name of the ship he is traveling on, his destination. So she steals off and stows away on board.
The ocean voyage brings with it brutal danger, haunting revelations, and new friendships, but also the premonition of a very real and terrifying threat. Zhong Ye—the powerful sorcerer whom Ai Ling believed she had vanquished in the Palace of Fragrant Dreams—is trapped in Hell, neither alive nor dead. Can he reach from beyond the grave to reunite with Silver Phoenix and destroy Chen Yong? And destroy whatever chance Ai Ling has at happiness, at love?
My Two Cents:
After returning home from their previous journey, Chen Yong has decided to go on a new voyage to a land called Jiang Dao. He hopes to find his birth father, and Ai Ling, her mysterious powers growing by the day, is about to stowaway onboard his ship. She received a dream telling her that the love of her life is going on a journey and that she is needed in order to protect him with her powers or he will die.
Silver Phoenix was fast paced and action filled.Fury of the phoenix takes it's time with us and allows us more of the bigger picture.After finishing Silver Phoenix I was beyond eager to continue on to see what happens next with Ai Lang. No different from the first, this is filled with adventure, creatures and romance, leaving you on the edge of your seat dying to know what happens next.