I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My only complaint is that
life kept getting in the way of my reading. I was intrigued when the prologue
began in 500 BC and from that moment on I was hooked. As we fast forward to
present day we find ourselves on a perilous plane ride with five close friends
all terrified and confused. They awaken in a hidden valley inhabited by the
most amazing individuals they have ever met. Hidden from civilization for
centuries, the villagers live a quiet life in tune with nature. The village
Elders display an incredible insight into the human mind and all its potential.
Life in the village seems perfect but things are about to change. Our five teenagers
will begin an incredible adventure that will change them forever
I was so impressed to discover that the writer of this
incredible novel was just a teenager. The writing style is superb and her
narrative prowess is extraordinary. The five main characters are described in
such detail that I could close my eyes and see them in front of me. The
attention to detail when describing the valley and the inhabitants is awe
There are some real lessons to be learned as we come face to
face with modern day progress and the impact and devastation it can cause if
not closely monitored. We begin to explore the depths of the human spirit when
faced with adversity and greed and we watch as our five youths learn about
themselves and the inherent powers of the mind.
If you enjoy adventure and sci-fi then I highly recommend
this book. I do caution that some of the action content is very descriptive and
intense and would best be suited to readers aged 12 and older and will appeal
to teens and adults alike.
I applaud this young author’s debut novel and I will be
following her very closely in anticipation of her next creation.
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What a page-turner! I saw
the book trailer on youtube. It got my attention so I thought I'd give it a go.
I was totally blown away by the plot, the characters and the setting. This
young author is one to watch. I found myself looking out for the five teenage
protagonists from the moment they took the tentative steps at the beginning of
their life-changing adventure right up to the relentless action in the climax.
Their camaraderie and banters contrasts well with the growing up they were
forced into as the story progressed. The Elders are magnificent, and the
malevolent figure in the shadows all add up to a great cast. Overall a great
read! Can't wait for Book Two.