Talisman Of El

Talisman Of El

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by Alecia Stone, Jason Russell
     
 

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WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?

One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He's afraid to tell

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WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?

One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He's afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn't know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Donna L. Phillips
Fourteen-year-old orphan Charlie Blake teams up with twelve-year-old orphan Richmond; female foil Alex; and twenty-four-going-on-fifty-year-old Derkein Odessa to search for the mythic subterranean world of Arcadia. Each hopes to find Arcadia's Etheric Plane, "where you can have anything your heart desires." Arcadia crosses paths with our world at transient gates that open four times a year. Charlie's special powers (and double scoops of fate or fortune) equip him to find a gate and deal with the warring Arcadians. A lot can go wrong in such a place, and when it does, the action is breakneck. It is, however, punctuated with protracted periods of sorting out the rules in a complicated game overpopulated with a tangled bureaucracy of angel armies that can be tedious to learn and difficult to keep straight. Top-to-toe descriptions of characters' outfits seem superfluous. The book has the feel of a multiplayer simulation game without the benefit of character cards. Stone includes an appendix with a map of Arcadia and a catalog of the angelic chain of command which confused readers may want to visit early and often. Nevertheless, Talisman Of El will appeal to readers who devour fantasy seasoned with a bit of myth and the right kind of what-if questions. What if the talisman falls into the wrong hands? What if I came back from the dead and could not ever die again? This is yet another fantasy trilogy, so expect some answers in books 2 and 3. Reviewer: Donna L. Phillips

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780957001909
Publisher:
Centrinian Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
05/20/2012
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Alecia Stone has been in love with anything and everything paranormal for many years. She graduated with a BA in Film & TV and has worked in television for a short period of time before branching out into storytelling. When she isn't writing, she enjoys going to the movies, listening to music, and travelling. Talisman Of El is her first novel. She currently lives in England, UK.

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