Elder (Firstborn Trilogy Book Three)

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Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn't making it easy.

He's working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies...too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared...

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Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn't making it easy.

He's working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies...too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she's endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She's even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can't get any worse.

She's wrong.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939453006
  • Publisher: Iambe Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 1,067,534
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Raine Thomas is the author of a series of young adult
fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorians. She has a varied background
including such professions as wedding planning and mental health…two fields
that intersect more often than one would think. Residing in Orlando, Florida
with her husband and daughter, Raine is hard at work on her next books.
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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    I was so excited when I got to see the cover for the final book

    I was so excited when I got to see the cover for the final book in the Firstborn Trilogy, and even more excited when I was able to get a copy before it came out to read. Man oh man, I do love this series!! One this I love a lot is that these covers are amazing, and ever though each story is focused on one main firstborn daughter, the story isn't just simply focused on them. It is about the whole situation, with just a little but more emphasis on each different girl, depending on the story.

    Elder took off right where Shift had left off, and I was anxious to find out what was going to happen to both Tate and Ariana. Even though this book is more forcused on Clara Kate, she didn't leave anything out, and just started right up from the beginning, so if you felt like maybe you may have forgotten what had happened in Shift, you were reminded right away. I love this story so much, it shows the growth of these girls and how much stronger they become with all the hell that they are going through. I was particularly interested in Clara Kate's story ever since reading Defy. Coming back from the human plain with the love of your life having no emotions what so ever. Having to see him day by day feeling the same feelings and him not remembering any emotion at all. Just thinking about it hurts my stomach, so I was interested to see how it all played out in Elder.

    Raine will know the moment that I am about to talk about, and HOLY LIGHT it was AMAZING! I have chills just thinking about it. There is a moment in this book, and once you read it, you will know what I am talking about. It will make you cry and it is expected but also not, so it just strikes you. This is an amazing part of the story, I do not want to give too much away because you must all read it!

    This was the conclusion novel to this series, and it did not disappoint. It had just as much action, if not more then the other two. It was an amazing ending to one of the best trilogies I have ever read. Raine Thomas transports you to another world that feels so real, that you want to be apart of it yourself. Such a strong, and loving world, but also has its evils, but the bonds she creates are simply amazing. Amazing book, this is one I can and probably will read over and over again!! BUY IT!! :)

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    This is such a sad day... I've finished reading Elder, book

    This is such a sad day... I've finished reading Elder, book three in the Firstborn Trilogy, and it was Amazing. That's not what makes me sad. It's fact that after six books of getting to know the Estilorians, this is the conclusion of their stories. I have come to love the characters and understand their world, and I'm really going to miss it/
    Especially... ZACHARIAH!!!
    Raine Thomas did a wonderful job building a world and characters that were vivid and distinct.
    Elder was the perfect ending to a fantastic set of books. Clara Kate and Ini-herit's story was heartbreaking. How terrible to be so in love with someone, only to have them forget they ever felt that love.
    I won't tell you more about Elder. Since it is the conclusion, I don't want to spoil anything for you. All I can say is that if you haven't read this series, you need to pick it up.
    Congratulations on a terrific series, Raine. I can't wait to see what you come out with next!

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    MY REVIEW I was very excited to have a chance to read and revi


    I was very excited to have a chance to read and review this book. I have been a major fan of Ms. Thomas ever since the beginning books of the Daughters of Saraqael series. So how exciting to have the opportunity to read the last book in the FirstBorn Trilogy!

    This book follows the young woman Clara Kate and her journey to stop evil Mercesti, by finding the final piece of the Elder Scroll and to help activate it along with the other seven beings that are destined to activate it. But things are not that simple because, Clara Kate is not focused due to feelings she is having a very hard time ignoring for the Elder Ini-herit, who she had previously been close to and loved back on earth. Ini-herit who was known as Harry, knew Clara Kate as the eighteen year old teen, and fellow resident of Mrs. Clara Burke’s Home, Ms. Burke was their human guardian. Clara Kate was aware while on earth, who Ini-herit/Harry was; although he was unaware. So she had the task of reminding Ini-herit/Harry that he was actually from the Estilorian plane where he was a Corgloresti elder, who had traveled to earth before Clara Kate was born. He was there to re-learn human emotions, and so while on earth his Estilorian memories and abilities had been suppressed. Clara Kate and Ini-herit become friends, blossoming into much more. They faced his transitioning back to the Estilorian plane, which Clara Kate had been a little concerned whether In-herit would retain his memories of their time on earth. The two share a very intimate, first-time event during Harry’s last few hours on the human plane with his promising Clara Kate that he would remember their love, and that she will always be his Angel….

    But once back on the Estilorian Plane, it was as Clara Kate feared, that due to the transition, she seemed to have lost her “Harry” and in his place was the very analytical, non- human feeling Ini-herit, who does not remember her at all. Not too long back home, Clara Kate has some shocking news, that at once thrills and terrifies her, especially with the painful realization that the man she loved does not and apparently will not love her. Throw into the mix, she is kidnapped, found to be the next Elder, and being chased by evil. Clara Kate does not know if she will be able to handle it all. But with the love of her family, even if she does not have the love she seeks from Ini-herit, Clara Kate is determined to handle all her responsibilities and walk in her destiny, not knowing if Ini-herit will ever be back by her side.

    I will say, I do love Clara Kate, as I do all these feisty heroines in both trilogies by Raine Thomas. But there was a very, very, slight moment when I wanted Ms. Clara Kate out-of-the-way, so that I could have Ini-herit all to myself!:O)

    Okay,Okay I am kidding! (kinda:) I love Clara Kate, who was feisty, smart, brave and courageous, who although she discovered news that would make anyone…especially an 18 year old… scared stiff when having to deal with her family, but she handled it well, and faces up to her responsibility, while at the same time facing the evil that is hunting her and those she loves. This girl was fierce! I loved her toughness, and her inner strength, she also knew how to kick butt:). I loved how she and her friend, was able to escape from the Mercesti, by out smarting them with simple household items! I loved how Ms. Thomas shows these young women as strong, capable and brave. (Yes, that’s alot of loves!:)

    Ini-herit was hot, hot, hot!! Oh, my goodness, I was grinning from ear to ear as I read. I could not flip through the pages faster, to get to the next scene and then the one after that. I became infuriated when he couldn’t remember, even though he had flashes of memory here and there, but I forgave him quick enough..(who wouldn’t really…jeeze with that face!:O) The love story that was laced through was a perfect! Elder had the perfect, perfect combo of passion and adventure!

    Well written, the story flowed smoothly and each scene keeps the reader captivated and fully anchored in the Estilorian world!

    Why are you still reading this and not out grabbing a copy of Elder????


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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    Of course, like all who have fallen under the spell of the Estil

    Of course, like all who have fallen under the spell of the Estilorian Plain, I was a quite sad to start Elder, the conclusion to Firstborn Trilogy. However, I was equally excited as I wanted to see what fate awaited the characters I cherish. I was NOT disappointed! Elder holds all the action, adventure and romance that I have come to expect from the unbelievably talented Raine Thomas. She has seamlessly woven together a world that will have you seriously contemplating whether Raine knows something that we don’t. (Fingers crossed ;)

    *Sigh*--- I wish that I could just sit here and tell you EVERY twist and turn that I adored about this book—Alas---that would also include me spoiling the book. (POUT) So, my description will have to be brief.

    While I assumed that this book would focus mainly on Clara Kate and Ini-Herit (Which it did, in part) All of the family played a significant role in this final installment. I have to admit, I experienced a couple gut-wrenching moments as a result of hard-ships Clara Kate had to endure. She is such a strong female and I found my heartbreaking for her while she came to terms with the (apparent) permanent memory loss of her first love Harry. The strength Clara Kate exhibits during these trials are extraordinary and made me love her all the more. Ariana and Tiege are another couple I was glad to get closer with. Ariana is such a vital part of this captivating story. It was a joy to watch her discover herself, all the power and strength she holds after being victimized for so long by Erik. Sophie and Quincy remain the steadfast and self-sacrificing couple that I treasured from the beginning. I so envy Sophie’s kick-butt animal shifting! 

    Okay, so this is where I gush. Tate and Zachariah are hands down my favorite couple of this Trilogy. I know, I know… They are all so wonderful, but Tate and Zachariah burrowed their way into my heart and planted there. I cannot stress how amazing these two are together!! Their love is the ultimate opposites attract scenario combined with complete and utter redemption. I could seriously write 4 pages on this couple alone. Gahhhh! Go, Read, NOW!   

    What an extraordinary journey I have had the opportunity to live through Raine Thomas’ beloved Trilogies. She is an incredible author who has breathed life into the sometimes redundant genre of Young Adult literature. Raine has created a world that I fell head first into. I laughed, cheered, cried and fell deeply in love with the characters she brought to life, each one bursting with tangible personalities that make you love and hate with equal enthusiasm. I am so sad to see this series end, but look forward to rereading each Trilogy in the near future. 

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

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    Elder is the last installment of the Firstborn Trilogy. Raine Th

    Elder is the last installment of the Firstborn Trilogy. Raine Thomas has a wonderful gift with the way she writes a story and awesome world building. Thomas always gives readers an amazing storyline filled with beautiful, heart-throbbing romance, action, and intriguing adventure. I have enjoyed the Firstborn series so much. This last novel is about Clara Kate and Harry (Ini-herit); their story of romance and finding the mystery of the Elder Scroll of the Estilorians people.

    Clare Kate and Harry (Ini-herit), who is a Corgloresti elder, have been on the human plane. While there, they fall in love, but now they have to transition back into the Estilorian plane. Back at the Estilorian Plane, the others are hoping Ini-herit has the information they need to the medallion so they can get the Elder Scroll before their enemies Eirik and Metis. There's only one problem: during the transitions, Ini-herit’s memories are suppressed, and not only the memories of the medallion but the love he and Clare Kate shared in the human plane.

    Elder is the amazing finale of love and adventure with the grown-up children of the daughters of the Saraqael women. I recommend the amazing Firstborn trilogy as a fantastic series.

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

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    I loved it!

    Did I enjoy this book: I LOVED IT!!!!! I really did...I was happy and giddy and just in a good place when I finished this last installment of the Firstborn Trilogy. There was a lot of action, suspense, and romance. I was hooked from beginning to end.

    For this review, please keep two things in mind: (1) I would say more but I do not want to spoil anything. And (2) I may gush quite a bit because I thought this book was fantastic. It was extremely well-written, entertaining, and engrossing.

    Clara Kate and Ini-Herit...what can I say but YAY! It was heart-wrenching to watch these two try to recapture what they had on the human plane. Their connection on the human plane was so intense. It was a joy yet saddening to read the flashbacks to that time. And then I couldn't help but feel sad yet happy for Clara Kate later in the book. I really enjoyed watching her transformation throughout Elder. So many emotions hit me while reading Elder and about these two characters.

    I love Tate and Zachariah. They are the best couple in this series. They truly complete and match each other. Their interactions continue to get me. I laugh out loud with, and at, them. I love his sarcasm and sense of humor. I love how Tate can calm him and reach him in the way only a soulmate can. The reader can feel how much he cares for and loves Tate. His character evolves so much in this book. And I love him even more after this book. So happy!

    Tiege and Ariana are so sweet and Ariana is just plain awesome. We don't hear too much about these two throughout the series and that is okay. We get to know enough to make us happy for them. We do not hear too much about Quincy and Sophie either in this book. But they play some very integral parts in this action-packed finale.

    Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book...especially if you've read the first two books, Defy and Shift. If you have not read any of the books in the Firstborn Trilogy, you should definitely do so. They are wonderful reads.

    Will I read it again: I think I will read the Firstborn Trilogy again. I will definitely read more by Raine Thomas. I really hope that there are more series that follow these characters in the future. Please, Raine, tell me that there will be! Pretty please!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012


    I absolutely loved this book its the perfect ending to the estilorian world thank you so much raine thomas for makin this series - haley brooke-

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