The Second Guard (Second Guard, #1)

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • The Second Guard (Second Guard, #1)
  • J.D. Vaughn
  • English
  • 18 May 2018
  • 1423169093

About the Author: J.D. Vaughn

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The Second Guard (Second Guard, #1) In the peaceful realm of Tequende, all second born children at the age of fifteen must journey to the Alcazar to fulfill the mandate of the Oath of Guilds There they train to earn a place among the Queen s guard, or work as indentured servants.For Sun Guilder Talimendra of the Magda River Traders, joining the Second Guard will not only bring honor to her family, it will be a chance to uphold her mother s legacy A lot of blood, sweat, and tears will be spent to bear the weight of this prestigious title, and Tali is prepared to make that sacrifice even as she competes against hundreds of other pledges.But her loyalty will be tested when she uncovers a secret that could drag Tequende into all out war.The enemy is close.With very little time and too many unanswered questions, Tali must trust her instincts even if it means betraying the very guard she s fighting to join. Free Read The Second Guard (Second Guard, #1) [ Author ] J.D. Vaughn [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – passionbusiness.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Second Guard (Second Guard, #1)

  1. Liviania says:

    In Tequende, all second born children join the guard when they turn fifteen Some will end up serving out their term as servants if they aren t suited, but Talimendra has always dreamed of becoming a guard, unlike her twin sister The training school, however, isn t quite what she expects She especially finds herself putting her foot in it when it comes to relating to kids from the other guilds Tali is of the Sun Guild, the merchant guild She still manages to make friends with Zarif Moon G In Tequende, all second born children join the guard when they turn fifteen Some will end up serving out their term as servants if they aren t suited, but Talimendra has always dreamed of becoming a guard, unlike her twin sister The training school, however...

  2. Jen says:

    This book was absolutely fabulous Completely loved the world, parallel to ours, taking place in what I imagine would be an Incan Mayan area and time I loved the diversity It wasn t shoved down your throat, but a natural part of the world I also LOVED that despite the female MC having two male friends, they weren t a love triangle at all It was true, solid friendship for all of them The ONLY quibble I have with this book, causing it to be four stars and not five, is it falls prey to the H This book was absolutely fabulous Completely loved the world, parallel to ours, taking place in what I imagine would be an Incan Mayan area and time I loved the diversity It wasn t shoved down your throat, but a natural part of the world I also LOVED that despite the female MC having two male friends, they weren t a love triangle at all It was true, solid friendship for all of them The ONLY quibble I have with this book, causing it to be four stars and not five, is it falls prey to the Harry Potter trope of the adults know what...

  3. Lorryn Woodward says:

    Forthan half of the book I was so bored and uninterested then the fighting happened and things picked up and then I was uninterested again This is probably the only book I ve read in a while that has 0 love interest in it I kind of missed it.

  4. Tiz. T. says:

    A very interesting tale set in a peculiar WorldThis is a middle school age book, but it is not a children book only The Worldbuilding is carefully constructed, pleasant and farlogical than 90% of fantasy or dystopia for adults or young adult in the market today, a Worldbuilding loosely based on pre Colombian South America, which set it up a notch in my book, for I had never read a book with that premise, and it is saying something Kudos to them.The main characters are well portrayed a A very interesting tale set in a peculiar WorldThis is a middle school age book, but it is not a children book only The Worldbuilding is carefully constructed, pleasant and farlogical than 90% of fantasy or dystopia for adults or young adult in the market today, a Worldbuilding loosely based on pre Colombian South America, which set it up a notch in my book, for I had never read a book with that premise, and it is...

  5. Kristin says:

    I liked it muchthan I thought I would It was nice that there wasn t really any romance The plot is what drove the book but I m hoping for a relationship in the next one.

  6. Beatrice says:

    This was a very enjoyable read, with a good plot and likable characters I liked the idea of this peaceful queendom which sounded to me like it could easily have been in Latin America, so YAY for diversity where all families are required to contribute to the keeping of the peace by sending their second born sons and daughters to train as soldiers and serve in the renowned Second Guard, or s...

  7. Online Eccentric Librarian says:

    More reviews and no fluff on the blog The Second Guard is a solidly written late middle grade alternate universe fantasy drawing upon both Spanish and pre columbian cultures The mixture creates a very unique and striking world into which we have politics, betrayal, and the strength of friendships The characters are earnest and the author spent considerable effort to create a very vivid and well drawn world read it s logical and coherent.Story In the CiMore reviews and no fluff on the blog The Second Guard is a solidly written late middle grade alternate universe fantasy drawing upon both Spanish and pre...

  8. Marisa says:

    This was a great read The author has cleverly combined aspects of Spanish, South American and medieval culture into a unique and intriguing world rich with history and depth The blend of cultures and distinctive aspects of the world had me thinking about it long after I finished the book I particularly enjoyed the history lessons at the beginning of the chapters This would be a fantastic read for young adults and fantasy fans.Tali is a fantastic main character who grows a lot throughout the This was a great read The author has cleverly combined aspects of Spanish, South American and medieval culture into a unique and intriguing world rich with history and depth The blend of cultures and distinctive aspects of the world had me thinking about it long after I finished the book I particularly enjoyed the history lessons at the beginning of the chapters This would be a fantastic read for young adults and fantasy fans.Tali is a fantastic main character who grows a lot throughout the book She is forced to confront uncomfortable truths and learn to changer her ways of thinking I did not see the twist coming at the end and it knocked my socks off It definitely kept me from feeling like the book was predictable T...

  9. Jenny says:

    At the age of fifteen all second born children in the realm of Tequende must either become indentured servants or compete to become soldiers in the Second Guard, an army that for generations has held off neighboring warring states Talimendra has anticipated this moment all her life, determined to pay homage to her deceased mother who also served in the Second Guard While she does try to uncover a conspiracy among the guards, the focus of the story remains on her grueling training and on her de At the age of fifteen all second born children in the realm of Tequende must either become i...

  10. Briana says:

    Source NetgalleyI love a good story about teens training to be knights, especially stories about girls training to be knights and having to overcome the obstacles presented by their small size, lack of proper preparation, or institutional sexism Tamora Pierce s Song of the Lioness Quartet was among my favorite books when I was in middle school, and I hoped to relive some of the magic, in a new fantasy realm, by reading J D Vaughn Unfortunately, I was disappointed by poor writing and flimsy Source NetgalleyI love a good story about teens training to be knights, especially stories about girls training to be knights and having to overcome the obstacles presented by their small size, lack of proper preparation, or institutional sexism Tamora Pierce s Song of the Lioness Quartet was among my favorite books when I was in middle school, and I hoped to relive some of the magic, in a new fantasy realm, by reading J D Vaughn Unfortunately, I was disappointed by poor writing and flimsy world building.Admittedly, The Second Guard tries to offer readers a complex world, but too many elements pillaged from too many other fantasy worlds makes Tali s social system a bit of a mess First, there are Guilds Each person worships either the sun, the moon, or the earth and wears Guild appropriate clothing and has a Guild appropriate job This, however, means there is also something of a caste system the other Guilds look down on the...