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Wings of Arian (Young Adult Fantasy) (The Solus Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Devri Walls
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* * * Wings of Arian, Book 1 in the Solus Trilogy, is a young adult paranormal fantasy novel. If you like Cassandra Clare and the Infernal Devices series or the Mortal Instrument series you will love Wings of Arian! * * *

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Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.

She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non-magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

* * * Wings of Arian is a young adult paranormal romance novel with approximately 115000 words. It also includes a bonus preview of Book 2 in the Solus Trilogy, WINGS OF TAVEA! * * *

ABOUT DEVRI WALLS:
Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head. Her first novel, Wings of Arian, a young adult paranormal fantasy novel.


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***Overall Wings of Arian was bottom line just a really magical and enchanting read. I loved everything about it, and I think it is a book anyone can enjoy that loves books with amazing fantasy and magic or if you're just looking for an amazing adventure with a great romance***
-Haley
***Great book! like an even more awesome version of Harry Potter!! looovvvved it! the dragons were awesome too!***
-Nikki
***Honestly, I haven't been this excited about a book--or series even!--in a very long time. Wings of Arian was just spectacular. Unique. Beautiful. Fabulous. Breathtaking. Heart-clenching. Tear-jerking. Amazing. Wonderful. Terrific. Extraordinary. Marvelous. And those are just some of the words that I can think of to describe how incredible this book was. ***
-Jamie

From the Author

As the author of the Solus Series I love all things fantasy and magic and would kill for a magic wand that actually worked.

Product Details

  • File Size: 646 KB
  • Print Length: 486 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1938426525
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink; 2 edition (September 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WMYJ7E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,918 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From a Mom's perspective June 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read a lot of young adult books because I have a 12 yr old daughter and a 14 year old sister who love to read. Plus, honestly, YA books tend to be clean and more fantasy, thus a better escape, than adult books. Since I purchased my Kindle Fire in March I can think of about 3 or 4 books off the top of my head that I really, really loved, enough to pass along to my other sisters (5 total), friends, even my mom. I just finished this book today and it's going into the keeper pile.

First, things I look for in reviews: no sex. Even though there is a romance, yes a bit too convenient and early on in the book, it works and is cute, not too unbelievable or over the top. Just the right amount for a 14 yr old in my opinion.

There are several curse words that were not necessary, in my opinion, but were at least the milder variety. And did, actually, make me laugh, so...shame on me, lol.

The theme is not new, a girl chosen to save her people from evil, but done in a sweet, refreshing voice. The author shows a great progression in the main character, a girl, from a timid, less than confident girl to a young lady who has come to recognize her own worth. I read the author's blog after finishing the book and this was no accident on her part.

Also, all the characters have depth. The Pegasus has a wonderfully dry sense of humor, the dragon is a hoot...shapeshifters, fairies, etc... A great range of characters.

This book made me smile and laugh a lot, something I really enjoy in a book. I read a review that compared it to a cross between Graceling and Eragon. I've read both, and this did remind me a bit of Graceling, which is MUCH darker than this book and not something I let my 12 yr old read.

I wouldn't quite give it 5 stars, just because I have read a few lately that knocked it out of the ballpark, but this was a close 4 stars. I will definitely read the sequel. And I just told my daughter she could read it :D
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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The descriptions and visuals are stunning in this book. It was amazing how every scene was so crisp and lifelike and yet it never felt bogged down by the descriptions. There are good characters and there are evil characters. They aren't many gray characters. However, the good characters have not so nice traits and the bad characters...well, they're pretty bad. I wish that there was more fleshing out with the bad characters particularly those that end up siding with Dralazar. He is a fun character, although his insistence to send minions to do his dirty work is almost humorous because of how badly it backfires time after time. I really loved Dralazar. He reminds me of Hades from Disney's Hercules. Talks way too much, underestimates the good guys, and is so cute when he's mad.

I knew generally what was going to happen but by the time it did happen, I wanted anything but. The romance is sappy and the two united faster than I liked. The banter between Kiora and Emane was really cute in the opening chapters. But it was nice to have a relationship in a YA novel that was healthy. They cared for each other without the controlling, possessive, and jealous nature that many couples have in this age bracket.

Although the characters are 17 or so, this book is a very clean read. There's hints but nothing more on screen than a kiss. There was more action on that Go Daddy Superbowl commercial than what this book shows. So, both MG and YA readers can enjoy this book. There's some violence, but again it's downplayed. The focus is more on the intent of the characters than on the gore. (A-)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wings of Arian (The Solus Trilogy #1) February 3, 2013
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4.5 Stars

In the first book of The Solus Trilogy - Wings of Arian - Kiora learns that her entire life - her entire world - has all been lies. It feels like nothing is true anymore and everything has been turned upside down in an instant. Not only that, but now it seems that there's evil demanding control of everything and she must go on a journey to save the world. Just when she finds out a bit of seemingly good news, that she doesn't have to take this perilous journey alone - that she will be guarded by a Protector - things continue to go from bad to worse. The Protector that must journey with her is non other than the very irritating and stubborn Prince Emane - whose hotness is rivaled only by his hot temper. Kiora must embrace her destiny and take the plunge into the unknown to save herself and her world from destruction. Will she be able to succeed?

This was a really wonderful fantasy that blends all the right amounts of magic, alternate realms, and strange creatures together to form an awesome novel. The characters were really interesting, if not a bit stereotypical at times. I really liked Kiora right away - she was such an innocent girl before her world got flipped upside down. She shows a lot of character growth throughout the book as she steps up to take on her tasks and face her destiny head on. I was able to identify and empathize with her early on, so I was definitely rooting for her to succeed through the story. Prince Emane was the stereotypical hottie with a bad attitude, but had so much more underneath that nobody knew about. I really loved the intricate details and descriptions that the author put into creating the world of the novel and the history and politics surrounding the characters and the storyline.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy!
I met the author at Fantasy Con in Salt Lake City and after getting a brief description of her books I bought them all. Immediately I was hooked! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Reatta Merrill
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
excellent book

Great book to curl up with any time. Well written, minimal editing mistakes. This book leaves you wanting more
Published 25 days ago by Rose Clark
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible imposter of a book!!
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I chose five stars because "Wings of Arion" held
my attention after the first couple chapters to the end of the book. The characters came alive as the story progressed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent, but could be better
Truthfully, I signed up for my first blog tour due to the amazing banner design based off of the cover of the last book in the series, Wings of Lomay, which is actually what this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Valerie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Very interesting read with lots of originality. Got a bit slow here and there but not so much that I lost interest.
Published 1 month ago by Melissa05Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot better than I expected
This book far exceeded expectations for it. I originally only got it because at the time it was free and I had a taste for fantasy, but soon after picking it up, I found I couldn't... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Asiel Clark
3.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting world, but main characters lack depth
Wings of Arian was a surprise to me on so many levels. I expected very different kind of story than the one I got and although it was not without some flaws, learning the... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I was captivated! I kept wanting to read more & more. The characters are so rich & intriguing! BRAVO!!!
Published 1 month ago by Ronda Jo Percival
5.0 out of 5 stars rousing good read
Young girl comes of age as a powerful magic being surrounded by princes fairies shapeshifters dragons and an evil wizard out to conquer her known world. Read more
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Devri Walls lives in Kuna ID with her husband, two kids and one very bouncy lab. After suffering from an abundance of creativity with not enough places to put it, she turned to writing. Which in the end, turned out to be exactly where she should have been putting it all along.

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