Author: Cayla Kluver
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Buy Link: Buy Allegiance Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
Only I saw Narian for who he truly was: a young man with courage and an independent mind, and made to pay for what was outside his control. He couldn’t help his past any more than he could help the way those intense, deep-blue eyes pierced me and held me captive.
An eighteen-year-old queen in love with the enemy as their countries pass the point of no return…
Bound to a man she cannot love, Queen Alera of Hytanica must forget Narian, the young man who holds her heart. For Narian is destined to conquer Hytanica at the behest of his master, the powerful magic-user known as the Overlord. Alera doesn’t truly believe Narian will fight against Hytanica-until Cokyrian troops attack with Narian commanding the charge.
Faced with the greatest betrayal a heart can know, Alera must set aside personal feelings and lead her kingdom through its darkest time. And when all hope, will and courage seem lost, she must find strength and remember that even the blackest night must have a dawn.
Allegiance is the story of a young woman and her voyage of discovery of her own abilities. Ok so that is a grand and broad description of the story that Cayla Kluver has created within the pages of this fantastic series. The fact of the matter is that this is a great story and I love the fact that the author is under the age of 21.
This story is filled with wonderful characters, it flows well there were no slow spots or boring chapters to work through, and there were little if any technical errors in the story. All in all it is a great read.
My favorite character in Allegiance is actually a tie between Steldor and London. I loved Steldor’s strength and control, his relationship with Alera is so frustrating for him but he keeps trying. London is just awesome. He is the perfect ranger/tracker/spy character. He is snarky and fun and strong. I loved Alera as well. Reading her story and watching her grow and develop was delightful. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
Note: Allegiance is the second book in the Legacy series. I have not read the first book, but I did not find that to be any way detrimental to the enjoyment of Allegiance. There are mentions to events in the first book but it is not absolutely required to read the first to understand and enjoy the second. Though I admit I plan to read the first when I get a chance.
I have a feeling that Ms Kluver is going to have a long and wonderful career as an author. Allegiance is one You Need To Read.