Friday, 25 May 2012

Tamlyn - James Moloney

Tamlyn (Silvermay, #2)Tamlyn (Silvermay #2) - James Moloney
Grade: YA
Rating: 5/5 stars

Silvermay's life has been spared, she once again has Tamlyn at her side and the attraction that has grown between them seems ready to bloom into love. Yet there is little time to savour such a reunion. They must rescue little Lucien from the clutches of Coyle Strongbow before the foul magic of the Wyrdborn turns him into the monster depicted in the mosaics of Nan Tocha.

First, though, they must see to Ryall who is near death and only Silvermay's mother can save him. They return to Haywode where Ryall's survival calls for a terrible price. It is here, too, that word comes of murder in the capital; Tamlyn's mother is dead and there can only be one culprit.

Tamlyn becomes obsessed with revenge and amid such dark emotions, his Wyrdborn blood pushes aside the love he has shown for Silvermay. Worse still, he refuses to forsake his powers, should the chance come in the months ahead. Silvermay is devastated, for she knows that those who marry the Wyrdborn face a bleak and loveless fate.

Despite the rift between them, plans are made, new friends come to their aid and together they make a daring bid to free Lucien. It seems they have succeeded, too, until betrayal from the most unexpected quarter foils them and, suddenly, all that Silvermay loves is to be destroyed.

Without weapons or magic, can one girl turn back the killing hand and if she does, will she still want the man whom her heart won't surrender. (Description from Goodreads)

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Tamlyn is the wonderful sequel to the award winning Silvermay (Silvermay won the 2011 Gold Inky award). The thing I like about this series is its ability to transport you to another time and place. That era always had the best adventure stories and the romance is always so sweet and innocent. Tamlyn is no different.

It begins where Silvermay left off (if you haven’t read Silvermay, avert your eyes now), baby Lucien has been stolen by the evil Coyle, and Silvermay and Tamlyn have been left fighting for their lives on the jetty. With no way of knowing where Coyle has taken Lucien, Silvermay and Tamlyn return to Silvermay’s village to regroup and try to figure out where Coyle is. But when a stranger walks into town with some terrible news, Silvermay and Tamlyn have another problem to deal with. The Wyrdborn nature in Tamlyn is starting to take over, and if Silvermay can’t help him, it will have devastating consequences to their relationship.

I really enjoyed this novel. I couldn’t put it down, and ended up finishing it in a day- a sign of how much I enjoyed it. I think one of the things I loved about this series is that it does transport you to that era where women are not seen as equals, and yet Silvermay is such a strong female character. She willingly goes on dangerous quests and is willing to fight and die for the people she loves. I don’t think there is anything better then reading about strong women like Silvermay.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this all ends in Lucien, but unfortunately, its a long wait.

(Originally posted on Goodreads)


  1. OMG! I saw the cover and I HAD to post something! I am totally reading Silvermay as soon as I get a chance! I've just added it to my wishlist :D

    1. Hi Kristin! The covers are wonderful. I love that they are so different from other YA novels. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I did.