Harmony Book Reviews

The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle

Posted on: July 29, 2008

 

The Ruby Key (Moon & Sun)

 Due to an agreement between the humans and Nightlings, the two are never to meet. But when Genna and her younger brother Dan venture outside at night, when everyone is supposed to be safe inside, to get a special sap to save their mother, things begin to change. They are told by a Nightling slave the truth of what is really happening between the Nightlings and humans. The leader of the human village, Genna and Dan’s “uncle”, has made a deal with the Nightling king that will result in his own immortality but the downfall of every other human.

Genna and Dan must strike their own deal with the Nightling king and set out on their own journey to not only save themselves and their family but everyone in their village, as well as the Nightlings.

Filled with adventure and striking prose, The Ruby Key is one of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in a while. The characters, even the non-human ones, were realistic and every single of them played an important part in the unfolding plot. The plot itself was unpredictable and filled with twists and turns you never see coming. The ending even keeps you begging for more.

Holly Lisle may be an accomplished adult author but her name is sure to become a popular one among teen fiction too. 

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1 Response to "The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle"

This is another wishlist book (oiy so many), though I think with the next book coming out I have more impetus to pick it up. I *do* love Holly Lisle (especially her Secret Texts trilogy)

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