Farworld: Air Keep by Jay Scott Savage
Reviewed by K. Cushing
Amazon Rating: 4.7/5
Content Warnings: None
It’s been six months since Marcus and Kyja obtained the help of the land and water elementals, but before they can secure the help from the mysterious air elementals, the two friends must first be reunited, a task easier said than done.
Master Therapass is worried that trying to pull Marcus to Farworld would put him in danger of the shadow real, but if Marcus stays on Earth, he’ll be sent back to the Phil T. Justice School for Boys instead of being able to stay on the protected grounds of the monastery.
While attempting to return to Farworld, Marcus finds himself in the Abyss of Time, facing four doors: the Is, the Was, the Will Be, and the Never Was. What he learns in that dangerous place has the potential to change his life- and Kyja’s. But does he have the courage to tell her what he learned?
An in Farworld, a drought, floods, and blizzards have seized the land, hinting that perhaps there is a traitor in the elementals’ midst. The Dark Circle is growing in power, and as Marcus and Kyja desperately search for the air elementals, they must first answer the question: “Is there anyone we can trust?”
Air Keep was a good continuation of Marcus and Kyja’s story with a little bit of mind-boggling time-twisting. There was more continuity of the series’ main themes with an extra message to not worry so much about the future and past, but to keep working through the present to make the future what you want it to be. There’s a lot of wordplay and puns in this one and an interesting plot continuing from the previous book and onto the next. I’d definitely recommend these books to any middle-grade fantasy lover.