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Lethal Inheritance (Diamond Peak) Paperback – December 1, 2012
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"Lethal Inheritance has a unique blend of spirituality, philosophy and magical realism (or realistic magic) . . . 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." Kevin Berry, author.
"Lethal Inheritance has some of the best writing that I have seen in a long time. If you like fantasy books at all, you HAVE to read Lethal Inheritance . . .it has it all- rich, detailed world building, insanely realistic characters, and a kick ass fantasy plot. Tahlia has a gift for writing. Her writing style is so clear and descriptive, and her pacing is impeccable. I want to read the second book right away. This series has "favorite" written all over it for me!" Book Briefs Reviews
"Newland weaves another fantastic tale of supernatural amazement and peril. This story was filled with symbolism and allegory. Dealing with the very real problem of evil, this is no light-hearted, meaningless read . . . Lethal Inheritance was a fantastic and fun read with lots of action and truly spectacular imagery. The emotional lives of the main characters were honest and tumultuous, drawing the reader in." Kate Policani, author.
"I found Lethal Inheritance fresh and engaging--rich with symbolism and great imagery! Newland has a new take on demons, which I love. Fans of YA fantasy will find an instant winner with this book." Jill Marie, Little Hyats book reviews.
About the Author
Tahlia Newland is an editor and artist as well as an author. She makes masks and steampunk accessories that you can see at tahliasmasks.com, and she lives in an Australian rainforest with a husband and a cheeky Burmese cat who appears in all her book series.
Tahlia has studied Buddhism and meditated for many years, and her writing aims to help readers understand and learn to work with their minds so they can lead happier lives.
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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!
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.
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.
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