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LA Quill was raised on the Canadian prairies. She has been fascinated with myth and fantasy since she was a small child. As she grew into adulthood, a fascination with the written word developed. She majored in English with a focus in creative writing when she attended university and is now pursuing her PhD. She also studies anthropology, religions, and politics, all of which contribute to her written work.
Today, LA Quill resides in central Canada with her two sons. She is a full-time writer and is the author of the popular Imperial Series and the forthcoming Crystal’s Chronicles. She also has several other projects in the works.
If you’re interested in discovering more about LA Quill and her work, connect with her through her blog: http://laquill.blogspot.com/
on May 06, 2014 :
I received this book as a gift from a friend, and I almost didn't read it. I don't normally like fantasy because it's too fantastical. However, since my friend liked it so much, I decided to give it a shot. I was more than pleasantly surprised. It's a fantasy, yes, but it almost doesn't come across that way. It's more just a story, one about interesting characters and fun locations. Even though it is a fantasy, what the characters do and how the characters react seems entirely plausible.
I enjoyed it so much that I almost gave it 5 stars. But there was one thing I didn't like. There were allusions to other things happening, either in the past or in the present, and I would have really liked more information on those. I'd like to know more about Arianna's mother, for example. She dies in the first chapter, and is hardly mentioned after that. I would also like to know more about the history of the places. There are no explanations given for a few interesting concepts, but this is the first book in a series, so maybe some of those questions will be answered in a later book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)