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From the Author

Writing this book was an exciting process.  Through extensive research of Tory Island and its local legends and myths, I was able to create a story full of mystery and intrigue with paranormal overtones.  All of the lore about Tory Island included in my novel is actual island folklore.  In weaving together stories of the Cursing Stone, Wishing Stone, An Torus Mor, the Tau cross, and other island sites, I was able to create a paranormal fantasy with an underlying hint of reality.  My purspose in all this is to leave the reader questioning his own perception of reality.

About the Author

Regina M. Geither grew up on stories of legends, curses, and mystical lands.  Today, she is a teacher, writer, and published author of the middle grade short story, Swamp Stallion, part of McGraw-Hill's Imagine It! reading series.  Her most recent publication is the young adult paranormal fantasy novel, Island of Tory, a tale of Celtic myth and Irish curses.  Along with being an intermediate school teacher, Regina teaches adults novel writing at Polaris Career Center.  She resides in northern Ohio and is currently working on the sequel to Island of Tory, Cursing Stone.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Loconeal Publishing, LLC (February 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985081708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985081706
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,458,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Regina M. Geither was raised on stories of legends, curses, and all things paranormal. Today, she is a teacher, writer, and published author of the middle grade short story, SWAMP STALLION, part of McGraw-Hill's Imagine It! reading series. Her young adult paranormal fantasy trilogy includes ISLAND OF TORY, CURSING STONE, and THREE. Her newest series is called CELTIC KIDS. KELPIE QUEST AND LURING THE LEPRECHAUN are the first two books in this children's series of Celtic myth and lore. Ms. Geither resides in northern Ohio with her husband and three sons. Find out more at www.reginamgeither.com.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jean Ann Geist on April 20, 2012
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A wonderfully written and researched young adult novel, full of Irish lore and intrigue. A definite pageturner, as the reader is led from clue to clue to discover who is friend and who is foe on this mysteriously shrouded island.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Rubinski on March 17, 2013
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Island of Tory is a great story, loaded with many supernatural elements. Magic spells and curses create a suspenseful adventure for its heroine, Arella, and provide a plethora of progressively surprising revelations for its readers. The writing is definitely geared toward the young adult audience, appropriately, with its characters exhibiting adolescent-like thought processes, observations, and interactions. However, the author places these characters into a wonderfully rich and detailed world that should entertain readers of all ages.

There is a twist at the end of the book which may leave readers wanting. A few holes in the plot are left open, and there is a lack of a cohesive ending. Of course, this is almost certainly calculated to create anticipation for the sequel, and I, for one, am intrigued to see where this story leads. I recommend Island of Tory for anyone interested in young adult paranormal fiction, or for anyone looking for a fun, action-packed read.
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The Island of Tory is a book that catches you unawares. I was excited to read it because it's Ireland. I mean, the whole atmosphere is just gorgeous. And Tory is a small little island without any cars or anything and with a very historical like feel because it's so old.

This is a mysterious book. You know that she's sent to the island to live with her aunt and as you read you realize some very strange things. People say some odd things, there are some interesting stories that people tell and there's just more to it. And Arella just knows she wants to get off of the island and back to her life, but there's some big secrets that may keep her from ever leaving.

I didn't guess anything. I seriously had no clue what was going on. And each thing that happened was a total shock. I didn't know who was the good guys or who was bad. I didn't know if she should trust Declan or Cannon. I didn't even know which of them I liked better until the true nature of one of them comes out.

This was a slower book in the first 40% but then it picked up and I read straight through. It's a very short book at under 200 pages and it's easy enough to read in one sitting.

I don't really have any complaints about the book but yet for some reason I didn't feel like it was amazing either. The best parts were the setting and the Irish dialect that I felt transferred to paper quite well, as well as the major twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I feel like I don't really know a lot, like things weren't very fleshed out, but she is writing a second novel, so perhaps we'll learn more. This book did have a good conclusion without a cliffhanger, but I'm definitely wanting to learn more.
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By MPS on April 13, 2014
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I love a good book that whisks me away to another place, another time, another world, another reality, and Island of Tory does just that. When we meet 16 year old Arella Cline, we meet the kind of 16 year old we see walking to and from school every day, with the feelings and concerns of so many 16 year olds, especially those having to go on vacation with their parents , to a place they really don't want to go. And then Arella's life is turned upside down. She awakens from the accident that has killed her parents, and finds herself on Tory Island, in the care of a relative she has never met, in a world she has never been. Tory Island is a place full of myths and mysteries, and she soon finds it is up to her to undo a curse cast upon the island and its inhabitants. Can she do it? Can she decipher the clues? Does she have the strength? What special powers does she alone have? Is she brave enough? And who can she trust along her journey?

This book takes us to a magical and mystical world. We journey with Arella into the unknown. And Arella is just the person you want to journey with. She is bright and funny. She falls down, and brushes herself off and gets back up. She gets jealous, she doubts herself, and all along the way we are cheering for the orphan who refuses to give up. Arella doesn't let us down. I was excited to read the next book, as well.
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Rich and enchanting, Island of Tory is the kind of tale that one takes to the beach and savors on a lazy summer afternoon. This book is finely-tuned, from the cover and design to the plot and characters. The prose is exceptional for a work of youth lit and hooks the reader, especially during action-packed scenes. I was also impressed that the character thoughts and emotions were seamlessly woven into the narration.

My favorite aspect of this book is the suspense. Tory Island is intriguing and, through Geither's skilled narration, it transcends the boundary between setting and character. Also, the recurring theme of "appearance vs. reality" heightened the suspense and added richness and texture to the characters, who are memorable and well-developed--especially Arella (the lead), Father Cillian and Declan. While some may gripe that the fantasy elements in this book are overused, I think Geither presented these classic elements in a clever way, with many twists and turns. The only criticism I have is the sporadic nature of the artwork--I would have preferred either frequent artwork or none at all. However, this was just a minor distraction and did not make the book itself less readable.

Overall, Island of Tory combines a vivid setting, memorable characters and stellar prose with a suspenseful plot. I highly recommend this book.
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