Friday, August 26, 2011

Blog Tour: The Raie'Chaelia by Melissa Douthit

Raie'Chaelia by Melissa Douthit

***I received this ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and participation in the blog tour!

You can see author information and the tour schedule HERE!

Amazon Story Summary:

When Chalice sets off for Branbury in the middle of the night with her grandfather's instructions, she has no idea of the dangers that await her. The King's men have destroyed her home village of Canton and she is suddenly thrown into a Terravailian world that she does not know. Lost and alone, she is hard pressed to evade the iron grasp of the madman that rules the land. With the help of a friendly Chinuk, an old man, and a book that she discovers along the way, not only does she find true love, but she also finds her true self and what it means to be the Raie'Chaelia.
My thoughts:
This is a beautifully written story.  The language is precise and descriptive.  The characters are wonderfully created and well-developed.  The story is filled with mystery, prophecy, and secrets.  This is an incredible adventure story!  The storyline and plot are complex and intriguing.  The story is fast-paced, but doesn't leave the reader behind.  The animals are fantastic.  Melissa Douthit must be a wordsmith!  She weaves the language in such a way that the reader is enthralled by the story.  This is original and unique in a world where sometimes stories can seem similar.  Her world building skills are incredible leaving us with fascinating scenes that come alive from the pages.  Her characters are the stuff a person wants to be made of: clever, brave, strong, honorable, driven, loyal, and loving.  
Throughout our lives, I believe we are all searching for something and it was refreshing to read this wonderful adventure in which the search is more than just the road and the prize is more than just the obvious.  I can't wait to read more!  

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