The Crimson Fortress (Ivory Key Duology)

The Crimson Fortress (Ivory Key Duology)
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November 14, 2023
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In this thrilling, action-packed sequel and conclusion to the critically acclaimed Ivory Key duology called “a dream”* (Booklist, starred review), royal siblings Vira, Ronak, Kaleb, and Riya battle vengeful enemies, centuries-old mysteries, and their own personal demons in order to save their country from ruin. 
The search for the Ivory Key has brought royal siblings Vira, Ronak, Kaleb, and Riya closer than they have been in years as they try to restore magic and stability to Ashoka. But despite finally getting their hands on the long-lost key, uncovering its cipher has proved more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.

Their missions force them to split up and disperse them across Ashoka and beyond. When a rash decision by the council strips Vira of her power, her journey to reclaim her throne takes on new meaning. Kaleb travels to the neighboring country of Lyria to uncover its emperor’s motives and meets a prince seeking answers of his own. Ronak’s efforts to escape his arranged marriage and exonerate his brother lead to a series of risky deals that only bring him closer to what he’s running from. And Riya’s newfound power has turned unpredictable, but her search for answers only raises more questions.

When their attempts at decoding the key release an ancient power, the siblings must align to face the past and save their future once and for all. In a quest that culminates in a deadly labyrinth, there’s only one way they will succeed: together.

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What I liked:
The Ivory Key Duology is a sibling tale and not about two but 4 of them who are determined to try and save each other or uncover something buried in the past. There is a lot of political intrigue, sibling issues, buried secrets, and a unique magic system. The siblings and their relationships with each other make this series. They each have their journey to travel but can also reconnect as a family. The author did a great job portraying family dynamics in troubled times.
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Hiding history never solves problems. The mistakes of the past are best avoided by teaching it truthfully. A key theme in this duology is buried history and secrets which never work out. If the past had been revealed instead of hidden, then the siblings of this tale would not have had to go to extreme lengths to save the world.
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