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The Ruins of Noe (Faerie Tales from the White Forest Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Danika Dinsmore
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Book Description

Brigitta's adventures continue with THE RUINS OF NOE, which picks up where Book One, BRIGITTA OF THE WHITE FOREST, leaves off.

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"I don't understand," said Brigitta, and then glanced back down as the baby yawned and opened her eyes. They were crystal white. "She has no destiny."

Ondelle reached in, picked the baby up, and cradled it in her arms. "The Ethereals have not visited her."

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A child born with no destiny: one of many signs that the White Forest faeries had lost touch with the Ethereals, the Ancient Ones. High Priestess Ondelle is convinced by an old proverb that one faerie is fated to travel to the former home of the Ancients, the Ruins of Noe, to find the answer. That faerie, she believes, is Brigitta. Ondelle and Brigitta set off to save their forest once again, but when they arrive in Noe they discover something they never learned from any faerie tale. Why had this dark secret been kept from them? Why in the name of Faweh had the Ancients left some faeries behind?

Product Details

  • File Size: 798 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hydra House (April 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z91UNK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,040,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels Like A Classic May 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not in the target reader demographic for the White Forest series--I'm middle-aged, not into faeries, and I like my fantasy dark. Perhaps for this last reason, while I liked Brigitta, the first book in the series, I loved Ruins of Noe, with its bleak, apocryphal setting, menacing critters, sinister antagonists, and the creeping feeling that all might not end happily ever after (I won't say whether it does or not). It felt profoundly mythic to me, with its three magic objects, its life or death task (not just for an individual but for a whole civilization), and the heroine's "descent" into a sort of underworld--bringing to mind Joe Campbell, Lord of the Rings, and the desperate journey of Logan's Run (although Brigitta searches and yearns for her destiny rather than thwarting it like Logan). This book will stand the test of time, and it proves that we have a writer of great imagination and poetic phrasing in our midst. Also, an appealing hero with crystal-blue eyes is a fine addition--though Brigitta needs no man to save her. (My favorite part in the book is learning why the warwumps attack fairies.)
--Jennifer D. Munro, author of "The Strangler Fig: Stories"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sequel that does not disappoint! May 2, 2012
By Natalie
I loved 'Brigitta of the White Forest' and was surprised to find that I loved 'The Ruins of Noe' even more! More secrets of the faeries are revealed, the characters face greater adventure, and the magical world is so well shown you'd think the author really spent time there. Rebel fairies, jaded elders, babies without destinies - what more could one ask for? My only complaint is that I have to wait so long for the 3rd book in the series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series May 2, 2012
I really enjoyed the first book in the series by Danika Dinsmore called Brigitta of the White Forest, so I was more than eager to read the second one.

The Ruins of Noe has Brigitta studying to be an elder and she hates all the attention it gives her. When some strange things start happening again, they look at Brigitta to help them as she has been outside of White Forest. What happen to the days of just being a normal young fairy?

This adventure takes Brigitta and Ondelle on a search for an ancient artifact and its a little darker than the first one but its still a really great read for Middle Grade readers. Danika has done a wonderful job of creating a fantastic fairy land with unique and fun characters that draw you in and have you reading half the night to finish the book.

If you or someone you know loves books about fairies I would recommend you grab onto this series and its going to be one adventurous ride!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More Fantastic Adventure May 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As the second book in the series continues so does Brigitta's journey to become a more brave and fulfilled fairy. She saves her village from destruction in the first book. Now in the second, she begins a more complex journey, maybe even a slightly more darker journey. She becomes an apprentice Elder, which just means allows her to travel to lands beyond the White Forest and into the Ruins of Noe to right a terrible wrong. Brigitta carries a burden only she alone can carry, a prophecy that says she alone can fix the problem regarding the Ancients and the Ruins of Noe.

While the first book is more of a coming of age book, the second seems to bring into question the readiness of responsibility in life. Whether Brigitta is ready or not, she must embark in the journey that has already been laid out for her. She must ready herself to take on tasks she didn't necessarily saw coming. She has to grow up pretty fast, the lives of everyone depends on it. She has to be able to form connections and solve problems. Brigitta is a complex character, sometimes anxious and sometimes extremely brave. Most of all, she accepts the responsibilities of her life.

The book is not all serious. It's full of adventure, discovery, and learning. It still has a simple tone, and easy flow of writing. The uncertainty and tumultous mix of emotions and feelings are contrasted by heart and compassion that both lead her into dangers but also guide her to the right destination. Best of all, she helps many fairies also find their own true paths.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting May 15, 2012
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This is the second book in this series, and even though I have not read the first book I had no trouble following along in the story. Even though after reading this book, I must confess I will be. Welcome to the extraordinary world of elemental fairies. It is wonderfully complex and absolutely stunning. Brigitta is a young fairy who is torn in her feelings about her destiny marks. She was thrust into a major event in the first book, that helped prepare her for the trails that lay ahead in this one. She is summoned by her high priestess on the eve of her sisters unveiling. She is lead into the inner sanctum to a become privy to a recent set of concerns that have become a major issue among the elders. It seems that Brigitta is part of a prophecy that must be fulfilled. She is must embark on another quest and bring back that which has been lost to them. The fate of all of the fairies of the realm is tied to the success of her endeavor.

Brigitta sets off once again to save her people from an unknown foe. She has started advanced training with the Elders and sets off to perfect her new-found skills through practice. But things don't go well from the onset of the journey. Noe is a place where everything is the exact opposite of her homeland. The people are constantly at war. The vegetation is carnivorous, the beasts that roam the land and horrid and dangerous, and there are dark forces constantly plotting against everyone. Add that to the many secrets that are guarded and you find yourself in one dark place. Brigitta and Ondelle are soon captured and held at the mercy of the evil queen Mabb.

Brigitta has many decisions she has to make through-out her journey in Noe. It seems almost like this journey is training her to face something worse in the future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars a magical adventure
The faeries of the White Forest have begun to lose touch with the Ancients—baby faerie are born with eyes of crystal white, and the spirits of the deceased are no longer being... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cherie Barstow
5.0 out of 5 stars A Faerie Like no Other
Danika Dinsmore delivers again with Brigitta's next adventure "The Ruins of Noe". I was deeply absorbed and I honestly did not want the book to end. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bron Rauk_Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Part is: It Continues!
I was quite intrigued with the first of this series Brigitta of the White Forest. The Ruins of Noe continues the saga even further when Brigitta travels to the disturbing ruins of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by unicorngirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel
I enjoyed this as much as the first book and hope there are more to come. The story is great.
Published 20 months ago by lr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I am an avid reader and I especially loved this book. The author holds your attention and I did not want to put it down. I truly love my kindle. Read more
Published on September 2, 2012 by Audrey N. Bates
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ruins of Noe
The Ruins of Noe is a fantastic book that is a little bit edgier and darker than its predecessor, Brigitta of the White Forest. Read more
Published on May 4, 2012 by Kate Johnston
4.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to book 3
I've loved this series so far. Book 2 "Ruins of Noe" took us out of the idyllic homeland with our heroine ... and into a world that was foreign to us both. Read more
Published on May 2, 2012 by Rev Angelica
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong narrative, well drawn characters and great sequel!
Danika's first book took me by surprise as she took a couple of sweet characters out of their ideal world and thrust them into danger. Read more
Published on May 2, 2012 by Tony Ollivier
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