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About the Author
- File size : 1541 KB
- Print length : 384 pages
- ASIN : B009NPL1D8
- Publication date : November 13, 2013
- Publisher : S & H Teen (November 13, 2013)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,376,677 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reading this story reminded me of two other books in particular (both very good ones): Running With The Demon by Terry Brooks, because that also has a young female protagonist hunting a demon and other similarities, and The Lord of the Rings, because of the fantasy quest and the good against evil theme. However, Lethal Inheritance has a unique blend of spirituality, philosophy and magical realism (or realistic magic) that the author has used to great effect in other books such as You Can't Shatter Me. It is these elements that make the story different and engaging to read. Most of the story is fairly well-paced, though at one point the characters allowed themselves to be diverted and delayed by the 'Lures', a series of zones of the imagination that trap unwary travellers within, and here some of the urgency of the quest was temporarily forgotten. Nevertheless, the whole book was a fun read, seamlessly layered with philosophical themes adding depth to the adventure, with engaging characters and evil antagonists, a bit of humour and romance and great action sequences.
Lethal Inheritance is the first of a series, and I look forward to reading the others.
Bottom line: "Lethal Inheritance" is a well-plotted, well-written, highly readable tale with interesting characters and settings...and some thought-provoking and timely ideas. A lively read!
I loved watching Ariel grow into her role and sympathized with her lack of confidence. Like most teens, she does not always make the right choices, but her intentions are good, and she carries on in spite of her fear.
The world in which the story takes place was painstakingly built and consistent. The story is filled with twists and turns, success and failure, with a touch of budding romance. I’m on to the next one.
Ariel is a typical teen living with her single mom--until demons break into their house and brutally assault and kidnap her mother. Ariel barely escapes to track the kidnappers to a nearby hillside where, impossibly, they dart into an open gash that heals over before she can follow. She's left staring at an impenetrable, rocky slope. A few hours later, Maya, a mysterious old friend of the family, explains that there are many secrets from her past and that only by uncovering those mysteries can Ariel ever hope to see her mother again.
And so the terrified teen begins a quest to another realm, where her coming-of-age journey is equal parts adventure and self-discovery. Along the way, she meets various foes and friends, including a fascinating but infuriating boy her own age (Nick) and an enigmatic old man (Walnut) who seems utterly incapable of answering a simple question in a simple way. As she pushes further and further up Diamond Peak Mountain, the danger grows until she literally has demons nipping at her heels.
This urban fantasy has a unique dash of sci-fi and a lens of self-awareness that kept me particularly engaged. When you add that the author Tahlia Newland has a poetic deftness with language and that her prose has been beautifully edited, A Lethal Inheritance becomes an obvious and wonderful investment of entertainment time.