Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Bone Whistle by K.B. Hoyle


by K.B. Hoyle

Release Date: September 18 , 2014
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION/Fantasy/Magic & Family/General
ISBN e-book:   978-1-61213-279-2

Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

Darcy burned with the pain of knowing shed failed. What happened when a prophecy didnt come true? It must not have been much of a prophecy in the first place. And if they couldnt trust in that, then they couldnt trust in anything at all.

Five years ago, Darcy first received the prophecy of the Six, which stated she and her friends would save the land of Alitheia from a shadowy foe. For five years, she hasnt known what the end will look like, but she certainly didnt expect this.

Thrust back into Alitheia through unexpected means, Darcy winds up alone, scared, and without her recent memory. As she struggles to regain her lost memories and reunite with the ones she loves, she pieces together the prophecies and the oracles to find they all converge into one story¾a story that tells her just how much shell have to give to save both worlds, and everyone she loves.

Pursued through Alitheia by forces desperate to kill them, Darcy and her friends take a journey fraught with danger that will lead them, inevitably, to the final confrontation with the Shadow. Armed with newfound knowledge of how the prophecy of the Six will play out, Darcy and the others must have faith in the face of mounting odds and adversity. Ultimately, the greatest courage of all belongs not to those who give something of themselves, but to those who let go of what they could never control.

Filled with stunning losses, heart-wrenching reunions, unexpected twists, and the power of love and sacrifice, the conclusion to The Gateway Chronicles will leave you breathless and begging for more from author K. B. Hoyle. 

Kathie's Review:

I and my 18 y/o daughter anxiously awaited The Bone Whistle, the conclusion to The Gateway Chronicles. We each read on a kindle, discussing as we went along. She would hear my gasp and would tell me to wait until she caught up. It was a very enjoyable day of reading.

I have to say, Ms. Hoyle has to have a white board somewhere in her writing room. With notes from each book, with connecting arrows going from book to the final showdown. My daughter and I were both amazed that little threads and bits of information from the previous five books all came together seamlessly in this final one. My daughter had just read the other six in the two weeks leading up to getting our hands on this one. She kept pointing out details from earlier in the series that made such sense in this final offering.

Well done, Ms. Hoyle!

I don't want to give away any spoilers here. You really need to make the discoveries at your own pace. I will suggest you set aside several hours so that you can just read right through to the end. Oh, and keep a box of tissues close at hand...and snacks! Better to chew crackers than your fingernails.

I loved this line: "Darcy's married, we're all twenty-two-year olds stuck in seventeen-year-old bodies..." That was a great way to sum up the years that The Six have lived in two worlds. They've lived each year over while everyone in Alitheia only lives the year once.

The book starts with Roger becoming my new hero. He's "only" Darcy's brother, but he's a hero, none-the-less. When Darcy finally arrives in Alitheia (did any reader really think she wouldn't? Even with that mean cliffie that Ms. Hoyle wrote at the end of The Scroll? Yeah, me either!) she's confused and wondering how it all came about. Once things start to fall into place, this book is one long roller coaster of action, adventure, twists and turns. Oh, and tears.

The Six have grown so much. They were 13 year old kids when the series started, and they've now grown into responsible young adults. Ms. Hoyle has written each of them beautifully. I love how mature they've become, while still able to be just a bit silly.

There really isn't a way to tell what happens here without spilling the beans. You really need to read the series yourself. I truly believe The Gateway Chronicles is the next YA series that should be on every reader and in every library. Oh, and I'd love to see it as a movie! In fact, a LOT of movies.

One more thing...Yahto Veli...yeah, can't say enough about him.

I cannot recommend this highly enough. Read the series. I think you'll love it.

and yes, I'm adding another rating... ;)

*Thank you, TWCS and NetGalley, for the opportunity to read The Bone Whistle

K. B. Hoyle has been a classical educator for several years. She is a wife to a wonderful husband and mother to three rambunctious little boys. Her favorite literary genres have always been Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction, so that is where her journey began. At a young age, she knew she wanted to write stories that would inspire people, and she wrote her first fantasy novel at the age of eleven. Her goal as a writer is to take a look at existing truths in the world around her and repackage them in new, exciting, and fantastic ways.

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Praise for The Bone Whistle

"I really enjoyed this series from the opening pages of THE SIX, where we meet 13 year old, solipsistic, angst-ridden Darcy, through to the final pages of THE BONE WHISTLE where we leave her behind, matured and likely as grown as she will ever be."  - Suzy Goodreads Review

 The first four books in the series:

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