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The Call of Eirian (The Faelin Chronicles Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

C. Aubrey Hall
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Book Description

Faelin twins Diello and Cynthe, children of a Fae mother and human father, found their lives changed forever the day their parents were brutally murdered by a goblin horde. They discovered that their parents' cautious ways hid a lifetime of secrets, including Eirian, a magical sword buried on their farm. Now their little sister has been taken by someone who wants that sword and the ultimate power that comes with it. The twins along with their friends, a goblin boy and a talking wolf pup will have to journey to Embarthi, the realm of the Fae, and seek the family they have never known to find their sister and the truth about their parents mysterious past.


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Gr 7 Up-This sequel to Crystal Bones (Marshall Cavendish, 2011) finds the 13-year-old Faelin twins, Diello and Cynthe, journeying to the faerie realm of Embarthi to return the magical sword Eirian and, hopefully, rescue their kidnapped younger sister. They are accompanied by a talking wolf pup and Scree, a loyal, but none-too-bright half-goblin boy. The twins encounter threats from humans and magical creatures alike, particularly from Gor-Goblin Brezog, who would possess Eirian for his own dark purposes. When the siblings finally reach Embarthi, their arrival isn't well received. Here, they learn of their mother's betrayal of the crown and of their own royal birthright. But could Embarthi prove to be just as treacherous for them as the world outside its boundaries? One thing's for certain: their quest isn't over. The purpose of this sequel appears to be character development, and the action doesn't pick up until the last third of the book. Unfortunately, readers may have lost interest by then. Plot twists are predictable, and the settings are only vaguely defined. Moreover, the importance of the quest feels buried beneath descriptions of daily travels, tedious dialogue, and other sidetracks. Purchase this for fans of the first book; otherwise, there are better options.-Alissa J. LeMerise, Oxford Public Library, MIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

About the Author

C. Aubrey Hall lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

Product Details

  • File Size: 502 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Skyscape (May 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FXRYHW
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,513 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Done April 5, 2013
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I like a good tale, no matter the age level it is geared toward -- if it works, it works. I found myself quite pleased with The Call of Eirian, and more than once recognised how much I would have treasured it as a ten or twelve year old. Chances are good it would've been dog eared from multiple re-reads. The plot is engaging, and the characters well done enough to form attatchments to and engage with them in their struggles. I also liked the quality of the hard cover edition I received, a well made book. I would certainly recommend this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fellowship of the Sword December 31, 2012
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Hated by humans, pursued by goblins, spied on by eagles, despised by "true" Fae, 13-year-old orphaned half Fae (or Faelin) twins, Diello and Cynthe, and their two companions: a talking Samal wolf pup whose mother died bringing warning and a half witted half goblin boy determined to help the only people who've ever been kind to him, must cross most of the human realm of Antrasin in order to return a dangerously powerful magical sword that their parents once stole and hid away until the catastrophic events of the previous book Crystal Bones.

To author C. Aubrey Hall's credit, this is not the relentlessly downbeat grimfest the first book was. Oh, bad things continue to happen of course, but now there's the sense of lessons being learned, progress being made, and the fellowship, especially the twins, being forged into something that will shake their world. When greeted with rejection and betrayal by the true Fae of Embarthi, the twins eschew feeling sorry for themselves and concentrate on improving their ever growing magical abilities, protecting the rest of the fellowship, and plotting against...

everyone.

For the sake of their imprisoned baby sister, they'll take on their world in the upcoming Mage Fire.

Their world is in trouble.

Note: Those who (justifiably IMHO) complained about the lack of a map in the first book are rewarded with a two-pager, not to mention a helpful three page Cast of Characters in this volume.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I really wish that I had known that there were more in the series before buying this book, so when receiving this book I'm sure that you can imagine my surprise and confusion. I was entering the story from this middle! But, after reading about 10 pages of this book, I knew that I would have to get the first one before even starting this book. I knew instantly that I would love this series, and it turned out that I was wrong. I fell more than just in love with this series, I honestly can say that I remember nothing else but these two books than what was in the pages. My wife could have told me that she was leaving me for the pool guy and I would have just nodded and said, "that's nice, honey. Sounds exciting".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable February 27, 2013
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I loved this book and look forward to the next one.

I did not read the first book but did not find that to be any sort of hindrance.
It reminds me of LOTR, in that at first there is a map of this land created that our travelers must travel through. There are nasty goblins, half goblins, wolves- both magical and regular - magic eagles, fairies, half fae, or faelin, and humans.

Eiran is a powerful sword that can possess the user. It has a spirit all it's own. The twins, Diello and Cynthe are trying to return it and ransom their young sister, as long ago their mom, a fairy, and their dad, a human, stole it from the fae realm. They believe the balance of the different species of beings rely on it being kept by the Gaurdians in the land of the fae.

The action sequences are very good and at times I really feared what had happened to Diello. He is a budding sage and, as it turns out, mage. The visual descriptions in the book is great - I loved this one scene where a fae character was wearing robes made from silver fish.

It's a bit predictable and ends rather unsatisfactorily - you'll have to wait for the next book! kinda ending that I'm seeing a lot of these days, that at times makes you really think it's just a way to make more money. I say that kindly - I would not have minded this book being another 300 pages at all for a bit better resolution of the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a rollicking piece of YA (Young Adult) fiction. Although the developments are predictable, the range of interesting characters more than make up for it. Magic spinning talking wolf pups, evil goblins, not so evil goblins, halflings, shape changing, the ability to fly, the ability to talk to animals....a real smorgasboard.

Enjoyed this book tremendously. If you are a fan of the "Ranger's Apprentice" series, you (or your kids!) will like the "Faelin Chronicles". The author does a good job of describing and fleshing out the world of the Fae in great detail, making it more realistic.

The ending seemed a bit rushed, could have been stretched out over one or two more chapters, but the book thoroughly enjoyable.

Recommended for fans of YA Fantasy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this for my granddaughter and she loves it!! January 17, 2013
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When my granddaughter who is almost 10 opened this gift on Christmas, she was thrilled. Although this is not the first book in the series, a very good friend of hers has the first book (or 2?) and Haley had already read some. She told me these are excellent stories!

Faelin twins Diello and Cynthe have a Fae mother and human father and also a little sister and live on a farm. They really do not know much about the Fae world but when their parents are horribly killed by goblins, they will need to find out fast! Then their baby sister is stolen as apparently their parents had a magical sword that was buried on their farm. This sword is also very powerful.

The twins now need to travel to Embarthi, which is the realm of the Fae, and find family to help them find their sister and learn more about their heritage.

This book (and series) are notable for the time the author takes to really describe the environment the twins are in whether human or Fae so the reader can make a great picture in her//his imagination. From my granddaughter I also know that the author spends time making sure the reader can learn and grow in knowledge of the Fae along with the characters and also that the characters themselves are well-developed and "grow up" as the series progresses.

A lovely read. Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting! ;)
A wonderful, fast-paced tale that would capture even the biggest action lover's heart!

It would be advised to read the first book, Crystal Bones.
Published 8 months ago by Tom Langbein
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic continuation of a worthy story
Upon finishing the first book in this trilogy, I knew I just had to read this installment: and I read it and finished in complete satisfaction as Ms. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Emily J. Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Need to read book 1 first . Great continuation to a great story of Fae...
This continues the story of halfbreeds Fae Human, Diello and Cynthe, on their quest to return the legendary powerful magic sword "Eirian" hidden and protected by their Fae mother... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Enchanted In Dixie
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Creative Sequel
For YA minds this sequel to Crystal Bones is very imaginative indeed. The twins adventures in Embarthi while returning a magical sword and rescuing their sister are mystical... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Richard The Buying Hearted
4.0 out of 5 stars Very high four stars
This novel does an excellent job of picking up where Crystal Bones (The Faelin Chronicles) left off. Cynthe and Diello are thirteen-year-old fraternal twins. Read more
Published 24 months ago by D. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars gift
Very nice price for well rated book for my Grandaughter. Bought set of two, so I hope she likes them.
Published 24 months ago by Linda Linford Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, lacks in some areas
I didn't read the first book, so I may have missed important points in it, but I really don't think I did. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Shadowhelm
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C. Aubrey Hall was born in Illinois but has spent much of her life in the Southwest. She feels a deep connection to the desert lands of New Mexico and has often explored historical Native American sites there. She loves reading, walking her dogs, and being outdoors. Although she no longer owns any horses, she used to compete in horse shows with her Missouri Fox Trotter.

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