Render (A story of Aligare)

Rue is a young woman coming of age in a struggling mountain village. Her race, the insect-like aemets, are passive folk who fear the strangely aggressive forest wolves. But Rue is through praying and hoping for luck. She resolves to search out a solution in the forest — and she'll need help from Felixi, a reclusive dragon who knows more about the wolf attacks than he's willing to share. More

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Words: 101,240
Language: Commonwealth English
ISBN: 9780986939051
About Heidi C. Vlach

Heidi C. Vlach is a chef training graduate from Ontario, Canada. Since she was a teenager, she has been working on fantasy worlds populated by non-humans, believing that this niche is capable of more than just "talking animals".

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Review by: Nadene Seiters on July 28, 2013 : (no rating)
The story starts out with a young female character that is just on the cusp of being an adult, Rue. Her mother and she are traveling with a caravan to a new village that has been set up by Rue’s father. She has hopes and dreams that she will be able to choose her own path in life, but the idea of responsibility frightens her. The story continues on with Rue a few years ahead, and she ends up being the one person that the entire village seems to rely on to help them through tough times.

I don’t want to give away any details of the story, but the troubles that Rue faces as a young adult keep the reader intrigued. The author has a gift for describing the characters and the different, unique, species that inhabit this world. If I had to describe the style of writing, I would liken it to JRR Tolkien’s works. Everything within this world is unique. The author does have a website that will describe some of the different species in this novel, but from the descriptive writing I found that I did not need to utilize the website.

If you’re looking for a story that digs up emotion, then this is it! It’s a story about friendship, problem solving, and courage. Overall, a great read if you’re looking for a unique fantasy story.
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