Narrated by Vanessa Brooks
Run Time: 8 hrs and 35 mins
The story starts with Ariah turning from a pony into a unicorn. She discovers that she has a destiny to fulfill, but first, she needs to go on a very long journey. As she starts, she collects others on a journey to fight the mysterious evil.
Tarran’s a hunter who wants to free the abused animals. Dariel is an elf (I think) who falls in love with Tarran.
- It’s mostly a kid-safe fantasy story. I had trouble connecting with it though.
- Maybe I just missed the part where they were coming together to go on their quest. I don’t get how they just happened across one another in the forest and each know they have a destiny to pursue.
- The narrator did fine, but she had some very strange pronunciations for several words: Cohort, perseverance, undulating
- Some story threads seemed superfluous. (The elven princess being captured. The inquisitor’s quest and fate.)
- The Darkness doesn’t have much rhyme or reason. It takes over elves and enjoys causing suffering, but the world domination goal isn’t clarified much beyond that.
- Pretty sure it’s supposed to be a metaphor for finding your own destiny. The blurb is pretty clear that love conquers all. In that sense, it just may be a tad more literary than I’m used to in fantasy.
- The end was a tad anticlimactic. There’s a huge epic battle but the ultimate way they defeat evil just seemed simple.
- There were some very cool battle scenes.
- Audio may not be the best format for this book since there are enough terms to warrant a glossary, which isn’t included (for good reason) in the audio version.
Even though it wasn’t my favorite, it has a lot of elements that I can see it appealing to many others who enjoy YA fantasy.
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Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
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Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)
Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Devya’s Children Series Links:
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)
Guardian Angel Files:
Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)