Fantasy Book Review: Archon


Archon by Lana Krumwiede

Having used his unique connection with the Heart of the Earth to terminate the use of psi, or telekinesis, in the secluded city of Deliverance, twelve-year-old Taemon bears the burden of responsibility for the fate of its people. With society in disarray, his family missing, and tensions looming with the mysterious Republik, Taemon confronts the startling discovery that he alone can still use psi — and that it comes with a price. In an attempt to find his father and prevent war, Taemon and his friend Amma set out on a dangerous journey to the Republik. But what they find there is far from what they expected, and Taemon’s understanding of the world is challenged. Will his psi and his courage be enough to conquer the obstacles standing in the way of peace?

Taemon and Amma set out for the Republik to rescue Taemon’s father. They meet an unexpected friend, but must keep a secret from him. Taemon thought that taking away everyones’ psi would make his city a better place, but the people haven’t changed. And now a new danger looms.

Archon is the second book in the Psi Chronicles. There is a decidedly different feel to this book, maybe since so much of it is away from Deliverance and the journey to the Republik. Yet this is a well-paced adventure with plenty of suspense, intrigue, and drama. Fans of dystopic novels should definitely check these out. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to the next in this stirring series.

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