What They Say:
“They’ve been waiting lifetimes for you, Kaelia. They want you and will stop at nothing to have you.”
The warning’s rung in Kaelia’s ears since she discovered she’s far from the ordinary girl who grew up in the coastal town of Margate. She has power. The first time she shows it, death strikes, the second, she loses someone special, and on the third, her mother disappears.
Destiny is coming for Kaelia and there’s nowhere she can hide. THEY have stepped out of the shadows to find her. For generations, there have been whispers of The Chosen One. They speak of a name - Marrock - whose destiny entwines with that of The Chosen One.
Kaelia must avenge the wrongs, uncover who Marrock is, find her mother, and ...
Facing forces of depraved evil, magic, and myth, Kaelia’s search leads her through magical forests and unearthly realms.
Who, or what, can Kaelia trust? Is she strong enough to survive the horror? All she knows is her life will never be the same again...
What I Say:
When we first meet young Kaelia, it is when tragedy strikes, she is told by her father to help her best friend Bay, once he is well her father warns her never to use her powers again and he would explain later why, Kaelia’s father never got to explain to her as he was tragically killed in front of Kaelia’s eyes
Unfortunately over the next few years Kaelia is faced with far more tragedy which leaves her alone, she remembers that her parents told her if this was to happen she should retrieve a letter from the safe and this would explain…..
As I love fantasy/romance books this book was a wonderful read, with the added YA element, Kaelia I liked as a main character and I was pulled along with her search.
The story weaves a magical way around the Thanet coast of South England, the author also manages to tie in a real understanding of legends and mythology, that kept me gripped and entertained throughout the book, I never knew which way the author would take the story.
Add the magical creatures to the above and you can’t beat this brilliant 1st book in a series. I loved the twisted evil magic that was evident through the book.
Is Kaelia the chosen one? Read the book and find out more!
5 out of 5 stars
About The Author
Gina Dickerson lives by the Thanet coast on the north-eastern tip of Kent, in the UK, with her family and playful Siberian husky. She is a full-time author and writes romantic suspense with a twist, horror, and fantasy because her characters refuse to play nice and wind up with more than a few bone-rattling skeletons in their closets.
She is the author of the murderous romantic suspense novels Lies Love Tells and Unveiling Christmas, the twisted short story collection,Underleaf, as well as the fantasy, adventurous romance series Mortiswood Tales - the first in the series being Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening. She has also written fashion and shopping columns for a local newspaper.
When she’s not writing, Gina loves rummaging in vintage clothes shops, taking way too many photographs, and leafing through fashion glossies.