Shrilugh: Book One of the Shrilugh Saga

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
A recent high-school graduate wrongly accused of trying to murder her step-sister flees her vengeful stepfather with an otherworldly stranger through a mystical Door. More

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About Myndi Shafer

Myndi Shafer lives in Kansas with her husband, four kids, dog, and bird. She likes walking barefoot in wet grass, drinking coffee with good friends, and listening to vinyl with her hubby.

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Review by: Amanda Schmidt on April 19, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book, and cannot wait to read the next book. Time and reality just slipped away, for a nice change of pace. Great job, Myndi!!
(reviewed 46 days after purchase)
Review by: Christy Dorrity on Dec. 12, 2012 :
I love it when I find a gem of a book that is struggling to come to light. Shirlugh is one of those books that I'm thrilled to bring to your attention. With romance, adventure, danger, emotion and otherworldliness, this is just the kind of book I like to recommend. Put this one on your to read book, right now!

There is real danger here, with emotional impact. Aydan, the heroine of the story loses here eye in the first part of the book, by the hand of her sister, no less. And there are too men in her life, the loyal and cute Brig that I dare you to try not to fall in love with, and the secretive and edgy Rein, whose past binds him so tightly to Aydan that you will be routing for him before the end.

I love stories that make me feel deeply. There are plenty of dilemmas that have emotional impact in Shirlugh. I so hurt for Aydan when she left her world.

I love Rein's world, with it's glowing Shirlugh trees and unique ways. It is a blend of Victorian society and modern ways that give it a romantic, yet contemporary feel.

There were a few formatting issues in the ebook, and passive writing scattered throughout. But I easily forgave these small imperfections as I was drawn into Ayden's world.

Shafer has a talent for storytelling, creating a sense of place and evoking emotion. I'll definitely be watching for more from this author.

*note, the book was clean in language and sex, however, the preview for the second book had a scene in it that I cannot recommend to young readers.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: Jennifer L. Oliver on Oct. 14, 2012 :
Ever start reading a book and you just can't put it down? Or if you do, your thoughts stay in the story until you are able to read more? Shrilugh was that book for me. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning because I just had to finish reading it. The story has a good pace and immediately pulls you into Aydan's world. I can't wait to read the next book!
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)
Review by: Coleen Patrick on Sep. 20, 2012 :
I love a story that takes me on an emotional journey and Shrilugh does just that. It has two worlds, love and characters that stay with you long after you close the book. I'm looking forward to book two!
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
Review by: Janae Griebel on Aug. 26, 2012 :
As an avid reader, I have a short list of authors whom I can always depend on to write a captivating tale, allowing me an escape from everyday life. After reading Book One of the Shrilugh series, I am convinced that Myndi Shafer deserves a spot on my short list. Shrilugh is a terrific story filled with amazing imagery and fascinating characters. Every page found me entranced by the events and the characters. When I wasn’t reading this book (as I had to do something more than just sit and read this book cover to cover), I would think about the story, wondering how a certain situation would play out. I have read countless books that, while interesting enough to keep me reading until the end, have failed to garner my empathy for the characters in the book. Myndi has achieved exactly that. I truly cared about the main characters and felt many of the same emotions as the characters. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book. Already looking forward to Book Two of the Shrilugh series!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: Prudence MacLeod on Aug. 26, 2012 :
Hi folks, today I’ve got a book review for you. The book is Shrilugh (Shree-loo) by Myndi Shafer. Myndi is a new author and this is her first book, I think. I can tell we’ll hear lots about her for many years to come. Her style is reminiscent of Jane Austen with a dash of Stephanie Myers.
Shrilugh is a rollicking adventure story, yet the author has a firm grasp on the emotional turmoil brought on when life insists you leave childhood behind and grow up. I found it fascinating to watch as Ayden struggles with releasing a past she can never re-gain and facing a future that terrifies her. If you like the Twilight series you will love this too.
I have only one small complaint about Shrilugh. The ending gave no relief, not even a small respite for Ayden. We know going in this is part one of a trilogy, but in the style of Tolkien, the story just cuts off leaving you hanging. I much prefer a J.K.Rowling style where you get some solution at the end of each book. Having said that, Shrilugh is a real page turner and I will be purchasing the next two installments as soon as they hit the e-shops.
I give Shrilugh four stars out of five. Great work Myndi. Well done.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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