The first tale of Ethanar
Aneira has been wandering the lands since her tribe vanished. One day she hopes to find them and get back to a normal life. In the mean time she has to make the most of any help she’s offered, but she isn’t prepared for what might happen when she helps back, or when she’s prevented from running away.
This is a short fantasy story of one girls only desire – to belong
Kaihaitu has been trained for leadership since she was a small child but nothing quite prepared her for the arrival of the British Redcoats.
With her father dead and other villagers sick she has to make a choice between her heart and her head
Elsa grew up listening to her father's tales of a witch who nearly destroyed her home town. As strange occurrences start happening again, Elsa, Mama and Father are moved to a new home. The Man in Red says Elsa is sick and as she tries to get better she can't help thinking that Mama's temper, Father's fear and their moving are somehow all her fault.
The Second and Third tale of Ethanar:
When Bronwen's parents die she has to leave her home in the wilderness and try to find the elf city her mother told her about, but with little food and no experience in the wild she risks her life trying.
Liza doesn't fit into the Nepharil society, she can't fly, something her father reminds her of daily.
Marie's mother died protecting something, but what? Determined to find answers, Marie pursues the man responsible for her death. No price is too dear to Marie, who gambles everything on a marriage of convenience to a ship's captain she knows she can’t trust.
This is a historic story of romance and adventure, a tale of betrayal and sacrifice in pursuit of an unknown goal.
I really liked the main character of this book, Talia. She was a tough chick and perfectly kick-ass. I also thought the plot was great and was sucked into the book from the beginning, making it very hard to put the book down.
I'd have given this book 5 stars and said it was a perfect adventure story if it wasn't for the need of a seriously good proof read. The amount of missing words in sentences and odd places where words like 'that' and 'it's' appeared where they shouldn't be often making a sentence entirely nonsensical was a great put off. On top of that there would often be words with the wrong tense ending or an s missed off for a plural, coupled with my pet peeve the s's at the end of a possesive name that normally ends in s when it should have been s' at the end instead.
Unfortunately it meant I just couldn't get fully absorbed into the story.
Really couldn't put this book down. I even stayed up late to finish reading it.
Totally loved the plot idea and how it all unraveled. It was fun to work out what parts of the dreams were real and results of the outside influences. The whole popcorn theme was funny too!
I went looking for the sequel as soon as I'd finished this book but it's not out yet so I'm going to have to wait. I will definitely be picking it up as soon as it's out.
I was actually surprised I liked this book. I'm not a huge fan of romance but this was pretty well done and I found I liked the characters enough to cheer on their relationship as well as sympathised and felt the pain of the main character when things went wrong.
The plot wasn't the most original but it was still good and nicely told and I actually found myself missing the characters when I finished the book.
The only slight drawback was the believability of the mystery side of things. I found a few of the things the main characters did a little far fetched and thought them braver than they would have been facing things like that but it didn't detract too much.