Darkspire Reaches

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The wyvern has hunted for the young outcast all her life; a day will come when, after being rejected by civilisation and the tribes, she must at last face him.

Abandoned as a sacrifice to the wyvern, a young girl is raised to fear the beast her adoptive clan believes meant to kill her. When the Emperor outlaws all magic, Raven is forced to flee from her home with her foster mother, for both are judged as witches. Now an outcast, she lives at ...

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Overview

The wyvern has hunted for the young outcast all her life; a day will come when, after being rejected by civilisation and the tribes, she must at last face him.

Abandoned as a sacrifice to the wyvern, a young girl is raised to fear the beast her adoptive clan believes meant to kill her. When the Emperor outlaws all magic, Raven is forced to flee from her home with her foster mother, for both are judged as witches. Now an outcast, she lives at the mercy of others, forever pursued by the wyvern. Soon her life will change forever.

A unique and unsettling romantic adventure about rejection and belonging.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909374171
  • Publisher: Holland House Books
  • Publication date: 3/20/2013
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Posted March 21, 2013

    I'll start this review by saying, I love reading fantasy. There

    I'll start this review by saying, I love reading fantasy. There was a time, not too long ago, when I felt as if the fantasy genre had died. Not much new was coming out, and what did show up on the shelves didn't suit me. Lately I've seen a resurgence of excellent fantasy stories, and Darkspire Reaches is one of them.

    Leslie knows how to build a world, and create--not just characters--but whole races of them, complete with speech patterns and a recognizable cadence that sucks you into her world. From the first chapter you know you are entering a new world, and by the third chapter, you are already familiar with it.

    Some authors plop you down in the middle of a fiery battle in a desperate attempt to get your interest. Leslie goes about it differently. There is a confidence in her writing that allows for a slow build of tension, but each chapter has the right level of suspense, and, if you're a careful reader, you'll spot the foreshadowing woven into the pages by a master wordsmith.

    This wasn't a book that demanded to be devoured in one sitting, but each bit I read left a good taste in my mouth, like a fine glass of wine, and I realized I was eager to get back to reading each night. As I neared the end, I had to stay up later than I wanted to find out what happened. I wasn't disappointed.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Matt

    Just putting it out there but spartan means simply

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2015

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    Author Thinks Rape is Ok if the Guy is Hot

    A young woman falls in love with her rapist because he's just so hot. Wow. The author even goes out of her way to try to justify it and give him a good reason to rape a young woman. This actually makes me sick and is a slap in the face to victims everywhere.

    The writing at the first half reads like a list of events, so I forced myself to keep going. I wanted to know about Raven, and that was the only reason I didn't put it away. But she moves four different places in the first hundred pages, and that's just too much moving around and not enough actually happening.

    Then comes the rape, and of course it's ok because he's hot. At least that's what the author wants readers to think. Rape is never justifiable, and these types of scenarios are exactly why people don't want to read self published books. I doubt a real publisher would have allowed this garbage to hit the shelves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Wonderful

    I wasnt expecting much wuth the size of the book byt thus was very good. A bit underdeveloped in parts but a great story line that begs for a sequel.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Wow

    This book was a great read! I hope to see more spin off from this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Awesome!

    I really enjoyed this read. I look forward to to seeing if this blooms into a series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Different.

    I enjoyed this book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Tom

    Yo

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Rose

    Whoa. Good choice. Takes all weapons by bella and puts them to my waist

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Enjoyed

    Enjoyed, a little predictable, but the characters were good and had some very good creative elements.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Excellent... (BW 11/6/13)

    Took me awhile to get into this, but now I can't wait for the sequel!! Thanks for a great read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Very deep character

    Love the world, love the ideas. The only issue I have is that ss traumitized as Raven is that she could ever love him.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2013

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I'm glad the author chose to gi

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I'm glad the author chose to give it an end, even though it could be continued. I highly recommend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Loved this book!

    I sincerely hope Elizabeth Hull chooses to write another book following this one. I would enjoy reading about the Drakken world, Connor and Raven's new life there, and about Copper.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2013

    I enjoyed the read, I hope there is a follow-up for Copper and J

    I enjoyed the read, I hope there is a follow-up for Copper and Jazler?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

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    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite In C.N. Lesley¿s ¿Da

    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

    In C.N. Lesley’s “Darkspire Reaches”, when Emperor Chactar order the death of witches by burning, Raven and her foster mother, Margie, leave their village and seek shelter from the very man who is responsible for their misery. In exchange for a secret that Margie threatens to expose, they are granted shelter by the wicked emperor. From that moment onward, Raven’s life continues to change, and she will learn so much more about herself, about Samara Maidens, a Drakken male and the beast Wyvern that has plagued her mind like a nightmare.

    I love the cover art by Alex Boca which grabs my interest right away. The dialogue was confusing at first until I figured out the difference of a ‘peasant talk’ and the normal speech that Margie and Raven use. The author’s beautiful writing style easily sparked off interest and my imagination about the story. I rooted for Raven from the beginning as I felt her pain and sympathized with the harsh life that she had to endure. Honestly, I didn't like the things that happened to a protagonist that deserves so much more. I couldn't find it in me to like Connor, the Drakken male, at all. Only when Raven accepted him that I followed suit. A tumultuous but otherwise entertaining read, this is an adult fantasy novel with solidly-built worlds, characters and creatures. If you love dragon-themed tales like me, the Wyverns are definitely on par with the dragons as a large, mythical winged creature.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 19, 2013

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    Posted November 3, 2013

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    Posted May 30, 2014

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