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Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria: Book One)
     

Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria: Book One)

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by Morgan Wylie
 

A dying realm.

The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.

The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?

Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by

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A dying realm.

The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.

The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?

Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.

Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045367974
Publisher:
Morgan Wylie
Publication date:
05/05/2013
Series:
Age of Alandria , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
29,157
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Morgan Wylie, originally from the Pacific Northwest, now resides near Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter. She and her husband work everyday at their individual and combined creative pursuits while she learns to balance being “Mama”, wife, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head.

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Silent Orchids 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
JLynnMc More than 1 year ago
Love this story! Kaeleigh is such a cool girl that has adjusted well after being abandoned as a child. After all these years full of questions, she may be about to get the answers to her past whether she really wants them or not - along with several other surprises along the way. One of those surprises comes in the form of a tall, dark, and handsome (not to mention tedious and overbearing) stranger that seems to show up out of nowhere. Daegan is starting to question the rulers of his land and the work he is doing for them. His decisions over what to do about it may affect more lives than he realizes. Kaeleigh also has two loyal and fun friends that will follow her anywhere. As if Daegan doesn't cause enough turbulence on his own, now all four of them have to learn things about themselves and each other they may have never imagined. I'm excited for more this amazing story! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting beginning to a new series by a new YA author. The characters evolve as you progress through the story andvleatn more about them. The romance is subtle and takes a secondary seat to the main story itself connections are revealed but not explained, making one want to continue on to the next book even without the cliff-hanger ending. A well written read overall.
Barb112082 More than 1 year ago
I read this book and was absolutely blown away. It had it all... Suspense, mystery, fantasy, adventure, a hint of romance, humor, etc... The book was fantastic! I couldn't believe that it ended where it did! The author writes very well and is fabulously descriptive. I could visualize everything in my head. Hope the next comes out soon because I can't wait to find out what happens next! Oh, and I love the name Daegan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the story till the end and them it just stoped with out a real ending.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
*3Silent Orchids was a great start to the Age of Alandria series. Wylie does not hesitate to throw us right into this fantastical world, introducing us to the lore of the world she has created. In fact, some of it felt almost Lord of the Rings like describing the faeries, elves, and the other mystical beings. (And I'm a huge LOTR fan so this so worked for me!) She does quite a bit of world building in this novel, getting us acquainted with not only the realm of Alandria, but also with the characters. We are first introduced to Kaeleigh, our main character, who is experiencing flashes and dreams that she cannot explain nor understand. She knows nothing of her heritage, only her true name (Kaeleighnna) and that the orchid has some kind of special meaning to her. She lives in Montana and while she may not have any family, she does have two best friends: Finn and Chel. Both are fiercely loyal to her and she considers them to be her family. Chel is fun, upbeat, and bubbly where Finn is more introspective. There are several occasions throughout the novel where we see just how protective Finn and Chel are of Kaeleigh and how the binds of friendship will not be broken, even when tested. We then meet Daegan: angry, determined, stoic, he is a warrior who has been trained by the Ferrishyn, the elite warrior race of the Faeries. He lives with his great aunt and uncle who are the current rulers of Feraánmar (the Faerie dominion). It is clear his great aunt is the one with the power and I am eager to find out more about her in the next book, as she is powerful, manipulative, and not to be trusted. Her son Halister treats Daegan as a brother and he is the one who accompanies Daegan on a recon quest to find out if they are in danger from a distant threat. On this quest Daegan is accompanied to see the Elders, who inform him there is a human girl of great value that he must seek out and protect at all costs. After disclosing this information to his great-aunt, he unwillingly sets out to find this girl and to bring her back. Easier said than done. Kaeleigh is a lot of fun to read about. She is actually a believeable protagonist. She is still an 18 year old girl and acts like one. She puts on a tough face, but is also vulnerable and frightened at everything that is beginning to happen to her. Slowly (and I mean SLOWLY) she begins to trust Daegan and does eventually accompany him (along with Finn and Chel) to Alandria.Watching them interact is fun, but frustrating at the same time. Daegan does not wear his emotions on his sleeve, but in those moments of vulnerability, Kaeleigh sees something more in him and I am excited to see where Morgan is going to take their relationship in the next installment. Overall, fans of high fantasy will really enjoy this book, even though it does end quite abruptly. There is a pretty big revelation towards the end of Kaeleigh, so I'm eager to learn more already!
jali0210 More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, it took me a little bit to get into this book. However, that is of no fault to the author. I just wasn't in the state of mind for a fantasy driven book. Though through persistence I kept reading and was pleasantly surprised and enthralled with the characters. The story is easy to follow and the reader becomes entangled in the characters quest. I recommend for readers 13 and up!
AJae More than 1 year ago
My only complaint is that it was the first book in a series. I do get tired of that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
only have way through and enjoying the adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did read this book and felt story line was ok However, I do think it was a bit too high school-ish for my tastes but would def be suitable for teens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this but was frustrated by the way it left me hanging! Creative, imaginative, tantalizing are words I would use to describe its content. I look forward to reading Book Two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such great detail. I was taken away from the very beginning. I can see, smell and feel everything the characters are. I can't wait to read book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story. The main character is awesome. Could not put the book down. The book has 234 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not into long reviews, and most reviews here already reflect my own. I will agree that this book reads quite easily and well, even though there is a quite a bit of character/background building. Its not difficult to remember details. Doing what a good series does, this first book does lead you to an onward journey to the 2nd book, "Veiled Shadows" which is also worth the read! I'm on the 3rd book now! Happy journeys, all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
As Kaeleigh starts her new job, everything seems fine. Until she finds out she has a stalker. Kaeleigh’s life has always had some strange things going on—visions and orchids blooming everywhere she looks—but what this man, Daegan, seems to claim is preposterous. But, right after his appearance, her friends start acting strange as well. Secrets abound. Will they learn to trust one another and discover the truth about who they all are before it’s too late? Silent Orchids, by Morgan Wylie, was not what I expected. I enjoyed it for the most part. The author introduced an interesting world, prophecies, and characters. I ended it wanting to learn more about the world Alandria and what will happen next to Kaeleigh and her friends. Alandria was interesting. I can imagine the beauty of it. Some of the magical elements, such as the Orchids, were new to me and I want to learn more about them. The evil parts of the land were interesting too. I did not always know who the good and evil characters were, and the evil, magical creatures made formidable enemies. I enjoyed watching the friendships described in the book. Kaeleigh, Finn, and Chel had a deep friendship, even if there were secrets. It was obvious that the author put much thought and work into their friendship to make it seem so real and have such depth. Daegan and Hal’s friendship was similar. I expected the characters to charge right into the other world, Alandria, at the beginning of the novel and for Kaeleigh to discover and accept her destiny by the end. After all, that is how most fantasy stories of this kind tend to go. Instead, these and other actions were slow to occur. At first, I was nervous about the depth of the magic that would happen in this book. I am not a fan of dark magic—things like cutting oneself, human (or other) sacrifices, incantations, or talking to spirits in order to gain magic—and at the beginning of this novel there was some kind of ritual that made me question my commitment to read this book. However, I was glad to see that, other than that short ceremony in which nothing too bad happened, there was nothing to be concerned about. Overall, I enjoyed Silent Orchids and might one day read the rest of the series. The characters were unique and their friendships almost real. I would recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy books but who don’t mind a little bit of bad language.  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
A young woman and her two best friends, like the Three Musketeers, through thick and thin have their bond and their relationships tested as Kaeleigh falls headlong into another world, another realm and becomes the most sought after being around. Finn and Chel have always known exactly how to be great friends, and when Kaeleigh yearns to discover who she is, where she came from and if she has family, they are there for her. When the startlingly handsome, Daegan begins to “stalk” Kaeleigh, she isn’t sure whether to be flattered or fearful. The revelations he tries to convey are beyond realistic, with talk of another realm called Alandria, where fairies, shifters and elves exist and the truth of Kaeleigh’s ancestory can be found. Job one, keep Kaeleigh safe, because she is s much more than human, she may be all that stands in the way of death for Alandria. Secrets are revealed, and the race for survival is making the final turn toward the finish. Who can Kaeleigh trust? Is anyone who they say they are? Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie has not re-invented the YA fantasy genre, but it does provide Ms. Wylie’s personal take on a world filled with folklore and magic. Delightfully entertaining, complete with a brief background of Alandria and a glossary of terms, everything else will fade away as one falls deeper into the magic of make believe lands. Wonderfully created characters come to life with real personalities and Morgan Wylie sends us on a journey through the wilds of another realm where danger can be hiding around any corner and four unlikely allies learn to put personal feelings aside for the good of the realm and the one person who may be able to save it. What can I say, I like well-written fantasies and this is definitely in that category!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one I liked. Can't wait for the next one!
StubbsNN More than 1 year ago
Nice beginning with detailed description and I environment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The should have a few more revelations in this book. 
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