- Series: Dark Fey (Book 1)
- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 29, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1530783739
- ISBN-13: 978-1530783731
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,962,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Reviled is a young adult fantasy novel by Cynthia A. Morgan and the first book of the Dark Fey series. There are worlds of light and darkness coexisting alongside one another in this lavish fantasy world, and the story initially focuses on the world of the Light Loving Fey. This domain of fairy kind contains both Ayla and Mardan. Ayla is a guardian whose mission is to soothe the pain of others with her incredible powers, whilst Mardan leads a somewhat solitary life as a Celebrant. As the pair grow closer, however, Ayla senses a darkness growing among The Reviled, creeping in the shadows of her world. Unsure of how much to share with Mardan, Ayla worries for the fate of Jyndari as the darkness approaches.
For fantasy and fey fans, The Reviled has absolutely everything you could want in an epic fantasy adventure. Our two central characters are superbly well developed and engaging to read about, but Cynthia A. Morgan's expansion of the world around them is what really captivated me. Jyndari is an exotic world with deep detailing and a delicate balance between dark and light. The emotional spectrum of Ayla's journey is rich and harrowing, taking us into the deepest corners of her incredible mind as she senses the dark fey lurking at every turn. The mystery of what he wants from her is well spun out to an exciting and satisfying conclusion. Overall, I'd highly recommend The Reviled to fans of young adult fantasy and fey stories.
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The fantasy tale grabs you from the first page and pulls you into the world of Fey. Dark Fey and Fey of Light.
The people we meet are gentle and honed in the arts of casting their thoughts while exercising compassion and friendship to all.
AylaYna lives in the land of the Fey of Light and is educated by scholars because of the gifts she possessed at birth. She practices incantations and magic that Elders hide from other Fey.
Later in life, she meets up with Mardan a male fey who promises friendship and more, should Ayla wish to receive this.
I found the language the author uses does an excellent job with the tone, the voice and the phraseology that portrays how the Fey react, what they might say, and how they might express themselves.
A Dark Fey crosses Ayla’s path one day and begins to unravel danger, excitement, testing her curiosity as well as her strength and acceptance. Her friend Nayna doesn’t understand why she won’t report the intrusion to the Elders. Somehow, Ayla doesn’t know herself why she waits for the voice of a stranger to echo softly inside her head and misses him when she no longer feels his presence.
A must read for anyone who loves the fantasy genre. Quite tame, and superbly done, I know you will enjoy this novel.
The world-building is well done in the sense that the author has clearly spent a lot of time in this fantasy realm, thinking through every facet of it. The lore between the dark and the light fey is fun, and promises plenty of conflict, which the story ultimately delvers on.
Feeling worlds apart even from her own kind, the light fey, our heroine endures what a lot of teens endure: conflicting emotions of feeling on the one hand freaky, and on the other hand, special. So I could see this tale playing well to a teen audience. All the more considering there’s plenty of young love with all the insecurities and awkwardness that comes into play with that.
With the relationship story often overpowering the drama between the light and the dark fey, this story may play better to female readers (especially of romance) and young men seeking to know what goes on in their girlfriend’s minds. But reversing the typical A and B-stories as the author does also adds a fair amount of suspense, as we wait anxiously for the conflicts between the light and dark fey to unspool and play out. And that in turn may play to a broader audience.
Alya is a light Fey who has special gifts. Tutored as a child at the temples by the elders of her kind she has never quite fit in with the regular fey and finds it hard to socialize with others except for her one trusted friend. Alya chooses to use her gifts as one of the Guardians by protecting the clildfey form the ever present threat of the dark fey.
Alya is introduced to Marden who is a light fey that understands and to a degree lives the same solitary life as Alya. He shows interest in her straight away and the two become close though something seems to be holding her back.
When she suddenly senses the presence of a dark fey she is intrigued as well as frightened by him. She isn't sure if he is there for her or there to claim a childfey. However after many visits the dark fey still hasn't revealed himself to her, made an attempt to attack her or tried steal a clildfey. So what does he want?
This is a great magical story and the light and dark fey are different from a lot of the fey in other stories. In the beginning we are introduced to this new Fey world and their practices. There is a lot of detail that paints a full picture of this beautiful and delicate world. I did feel that there was a little too much information as it took longer than I would have liked to get into the meat of the story but it didn't take away from the story itself in the end.
I really enjoyed this authors writing style and I was pulled along with the characters in every emotional direction they went. I'm not a massive fan of the Tinkerbelle type fairy as I do love stories that have a darker edge to them but his book managed to give the reader both sides and balanced them beautifully. It is not only about light and dark but truth and acceptance, forgiveness and loyalty, love and pain. Now invested in the realm of Jyndari and the Fey who live there, I'm very much looking forward to the next installment.
A magical tale that I would recommend to anyone who loves all things Fey.
I rate this 7 out of 10. Very good, would definitely recommend a long soak with this one.
Reviewed by Brienne Dubh @ Escapology Reviews