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Whispers of a Legend, Part One-Shadows of the Past [Kindle Edition]

Carrie James Haynes
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Whispers of a Legend saga: Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny fate has dictated to her.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, she knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the dangers that await her. Her instincts are to protect and in this she does, but in so doing it leads her into a world where she knows not whom to trust. In time her power matures and grows stronger when she bonds with a Sordarin warrior, Cono. She learns well why she holds the power. An evil as no other before, Asmeodai, has emerged but all is not what it seems as a dark cloak encompasses her family. Betrayal, distrust, treachery leaves Kela alone. She is torn by her desire for Cono and the purpose, the path, she has been given to follow. And when another emerges within her world, one who seemly wants only to help her along her path, she is pulled further away from her Sordarin.

Shadows of the Past, Book One of the Whispers of a Legend is the first in nine installments of the saga. It is a journey of a young woman's battle to embrace her destiny. Whispers of a Legend follows Kela along this conflicting path, where as a young woman unsure of her ability and her confidence in facing the challenges before her to where she emerges as a strong leader who learns to lean upon her own strength, to stand not behind, but side by side with her warrior.

The Legend Continues...
With the acknowledgement as King Edulf's granddaughter, Kela is swept into a world strange to her. Moreover, Kela discovers the world she now walks harbors its own dangers. For not only does Kela face the looming threat of the evil Cyaika and Arachindaens, she is forced to confront deception and and betrayal from within her own ranks. Never have the stakes been greater--never has her world faced a greater danger--never has more been asked of the Euchoun. The time of the Nuxvenom is now!

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  • File Size: 1951 KB
  • Print Length: 135 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005XO3UD2
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #935,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great read! November 11, 2011
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Whispers of a Legend - Carrie James Haynes

I loved the characters in this story and the conflicts kept me intrigued enough to keep turning the pages. Kela, Euchoun, a protector of warriors, is a fearless young miss - a Sordarin - who grabs your heart right from the start. As a small child, her family- betrayed by their own - send the children - baby Sareta, young Falco and Kela - to safety in the protection of an old warrior Turstan and a nanny Gunilda. Years pass until one day, after a short battle where Kela defends her family against warriors sent by her own people; Kela finds that her special powers have increased. The children return home to their family's castle in the land of Scarladin to meet their grandfather who is king. He orders a ceremony to be held where he acknowledges Kela's brother as heir and her sister as the court's beloved, but in Kela's case he imprisons her instead. Years spent in the forbidden forest befriended only by her teacher and another who has similar powers, she waits to be recalled. It takes a war for that to happen. Finally she has the chance to show courage and try to win the affection of her grandfather. While on the mission, she not only bonds with a wonderful man and falls in love, but she excels in bravery, saving the land. Unfortunately, her grandfather holding an unknown transgression against her banishes her once again.
This is the debut book for Ms. Haynes, and because of this reason, I felt justified in giving her 5 stars in spite of some editing problems that I just ignored as I got caught up in the story.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very exciting! November 1, 2011
By K J
Format:Kindle Edition
This book had me captivated from the very beginning! Kela and her family are fun to get to know and full of excitement! Carrie J Haynes sweeps us into their tormented world, getting us to love them and want to protect them. I can't wait to see what the rest of this series has in store for the Sordarins and Witheleghans!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the nest installment of this series! October 31, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I love a story so well-crafted as to suck me in from page one and keep me rivoted, so that when I reach the end, I feel a tinge of regret the story's over. Ms. Haynes gives her readers an opening scene that pulls one in for the emotional,romantic and danger-filled ride. This is in many ways a coming of age story with a female bent, rather than the typical male coming of age story. Kela develops and grows in an admirable, satisfying manner. Cona will make you sigh. These are the kind of characters one loves to cheer for, so much so that I can't wait for her next installment in this series. Simply loved it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend! May 24, 2012
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This book drew me in from the beginning. Awesome Book!I loved the opening chapter. Lends me to anticipate more to with the series. Action, magic and romance. Love it all. Carrie J Haynes sweeps us into their tormented world, getting us to love them and want to protect them. I can't wait for the rest of the series!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rollicking fantasy romp! October 29, 2011
By Brenda
Format:Kindle Edition
Carrie creates a world full of mystery and magic. Her characters are endearing and complicated. I find Kela, the heroine, most intriguing because she is at once a lovely feminine woman but born to be a warrior. And she has to fight for recognition of her destiny in a world where women aren't allowed to be that strong. All women will cheer for her. Cono, the winged warrior is a luscious hero. Part One was a satisfying read and at the same time left me anxious to read Part Two.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and intriguing story October 28, 2011
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Whispers Of A Legend (part one) Carrie James Haynes

The tension was palpable from the first few lines of this intriguing story as the heroine Kela, comes to terms with the loss of her parents and the only life she has ever known.

Kela was born a Euchoun, destined to become a mighty warrior who would save her people the Sordarins.

Hidden away and guarded for many years Kela, her brother Falco and sister Sareta, are finally reunited with their grandfather, King Edulf of Scarladin, supreme ruler of the Sordarins, but things don't turn out as expected for them. Whilst Falco and Sareta are welcomed with open arms, Kela is banished from her grandfather's kingdom and lives in exile in a haunted forest.
I wouldn't say this was exactly a romance in the usual sense, but it does have a romantic theme in the form of a handsome, brave warrior Cono, who wins Kela's heart.
This is an exciting story full of wonderfully written battle scenes and acts of magic. It will leave you eager to read part 2.

Margaret Tanner
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars None September 7, 2012
By mozika
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The storyline for this book was new and refreshing. It was a great read. I couldn't put the book down! A definite recomendation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book immensely! May 5, 2013
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I reread this book over the weekend and realized I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it several months ago. I felt myself delightfully immersed in the world created by Ms. Haynes. Her style and voice made the book extremely difficult to put down. I highly recommend this read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Can't stand YA books! Wish they would be in a separate category.
Published 6 months ago by Lauren V
5.0 out of 5 stars Whipers of a Legend took my breath away
I read all of the books over a week-end. I could not put them down. This author has a true gift for writing.
Published on April 4, 2013 by fabricwoman
5.0 out of 5 stars Captured From the First...
I did not expect to be (figuratively) swept off my feet by this series, but I was catching myself picking it up again and again. Just one more chapter before sleep... Read more
Published on March 21, 2013 by Mari-Clare
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite sure
It was an interesting read, mostly because it kept me wondering for what age group it was supposed to be written. Read more
Published on October 15, 2012 by Irene
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good start
After posting in a Goodreads group asking authors to review their books I was approached by Carrie James Haynes to review her book. Read more
Published on August 24, 2012 by Kimberly
3.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is
Engaging story, once you get past the poor grammar and word useage. Fire your editor. Even allowing for the "made-up" language elements, I almost deleted this book several times... Read more
Published on March 16, 2012 by Bolverkr
2.0 out of 5 stars OK -- didn't live up to it's promise
I was somewhat intrigued by the story line and then persuaded by the great reviews. I just can't agree with them. Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by CatherineS
3.0 out of 5 stars Cut too short
I enjoyed this book and it has great potential. However, when writing a series a book shouldn't be a series of "short stories"; what I mean is that the author has left Kela sort of... Read more
Published on February 15, 2012 by M. R. Guest
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story with no depth
Having read through all the main Epic Fantasy titles with male protagonists in the lead, it was very refreshing to find Kela's story. Read more
Published on February 13, 2012 by Janna K.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book; Poor writing
This book has an interesting plot, which catches your attention quickly, and I'll get the sequels.

At the same time the author should take some writing classes, because... Read more
Published on February 9, 2012 by Carol
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More About the Author

Carrie James Haynes is one the pen names of Jerri Hines. Under Carrie James Haynes, she has released the fantasy saga, Whispers of a Legend. Shadows of the Past (free ebook) is the first in the series. She is excited about Whispers of a Legend, a sweeping epic fantasy saga filled with adventure and romance. Whispers of a Legend, Part One-Shadows of the Past and Part Two- The Path Now Turned, Part Three- Vision of Destiny, and Part Four-Time of the Nuxvenom has been released. She also has released a paranormal suspense, Dreamscape.

Under Colleen Connally, she has written a historical romance series, Secret Lives, which is riddled with romantic suspense and a touch of paranormal. The Secret Lives Series consist of Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy, and now Seductive Lies. Fragmented, Book One Boston's Crimes of Passion, marks Ms Connally's first contemporary suspense thriller.

One can find other historical series under her name of Jerri Hines. She has a historical romance series, the Tides of Charleston: The Judas Kiss, the Promise, and Another Night Falls with Whiskey Creek Press. She also has a historical fiction series the Winds of Betrayal: The Cry For Freedom (free ebook), Embrace of the Enemy, Kiss of Deceit, and The Heavens shall Fall.

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