Chosen Sister by Ardyth DeBruyn.
Reina’s younger brother is chosen as the Child Warrior. Reina journeys with her brother and an inexperienced wizard on a quest to retrieve the Sword of Chivalry and defeat the Red Wizard – inevitably hoping to free their country from the Red Wizard’s vicious attacks. Reina discovers the young wizard guiding them is a bit unreliable with his magic and his understanding of the prophecy and finds she must rely on her own wit and courage to protect her brother and save the country.
Chosen Sister is an exceptionally written novel with vivid characters facing real doubts and personal struggles. It’s filled with sparkling imagery that brings the story setting to life. DeBruyn offers one of the loveliest explanations of magic I’ve seen. The writing is brilliant, the characters are fun, and the plot is filled with unexpected twists. It’s an action packed, character driven novel that will keep readers turning the page. I look forward to reading more from DeBruyn.