Worlds Unseen

Worlds Unseen

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by Rachel Starr Thomson
     
 

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The Council for Exploration Into Worlds Unseen believed there was more to the world and its history than the empire had taught them. Treating ancient legends as history, they came a little too close to the truth. Betrayed by one of their own, the Council was torn apart before they could finish their work.

Forty years later, Maggie Sheffield just wants to leave the

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The Council for Exploration Into Worlds Unseen believed there was more to the world and its history than the empire had taught them. Treating ancient legends as history, they came a little too close to the truth. Betrayed by one of their own, the Council was torn apart before they could finish their work.

Forty years later, Maggie Sheffield just wants to leave the past behind. Memories of the Orphan House where she grew up are fading; memories of her guardians' murder are harder to shake. When a dying friend shows up on her doorstep bearing the truth about the Seventh World--in the form of a written covenant with evil--Maggie is sent on a journey that will change her forever. Along with the Gifted gypsy Nicolas Fisher, who hears things no one else can, Maggie joins with the last surviving members of the Council and a group of eastern rebels led by a ploughman and a princess to discover the truth.

It won't be easy. The Seventh World has long been controlled by the Blackness, and its monstrous forces are already on Maggie's trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780973959123
Publisher:
Little Dozen Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Worlds Unseen 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 110 reviews.
PengyRules More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Only problem is that the next two books of the trilogy are not offered on B&N. Only the second one is offered - both as an ebook and paperback. The third book is not listed - unsure if it was published or not. It had a good story line and fairly good character development. I would recommend this book.
Camryn Wesoloskie More than 1 year ago
This book was definately my favorite free nookbook. I personally liked this story,though it was a bit confusing at one or two parts. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in a great read. If you are one of those people who don't like magic or violence, then this isn't for you. Overall, it was awesome.
tigresslilly More than 1 year ago
From the first page on word the book pulled me into it's world and kept me wanting to learn more. The writing is poetic and moving, though I did notice 4-5 typos throughout the read. The story flows almost like prose with just the right amount of imagery to action. The characters are multi-dimensional and as the story splits narrative between two journeys the reader feels invested and interested in both. There is no disappointment when one swaps over to the other's story. While the book is something I'll definitely be recommending and the series is something I look forward to getting more of, there are some bits I'm less in love with. The concept and shaping of the story starts to get a bit overly biblical in the ending. Some of Maggie's character/feelings I felt were out of place or completely inexplicable, something the writer forced for the sake of a story. Overall I highly enjoyed the read though.
curlyWI More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading this book I quite literally could not stop until I had finished. Worlds Unseen delivers a familiar theme in a completely fresh, surprising and captivating narrative. Worlds Unseen embodies what I appreciate most about a fantasy with a Christian theme; its ability to open the eyes of the reader, through fantastical narrative, to possibilities in the Christian faith previously unexplored or not fully understood.
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Maggie Sheffield lives in the city of Londren. She encounters an injured old man who carries many secrets, including an old scroll. The man shares information about an old group of friends, members of the Council for Exploration into Worlds Unseen. As the man lay dying, he begs that someone take the scroll to the city of Pravik and give it to a man named Huss. Maggie is drawn by the old man's story and volunteers to help. Partway through her journey, Maggie seeks out an inn to spend the night. She gets lost in the city of Calai. Two rowdy thieves attempt to rob her, but she is rescued by a young gypsy man named Nicolas and his black bear. Nicolas sends Bear to the forest to wait for him and escorts Maggie to a nearby inn. Once she has a room, he leaves her to head back to the forest. But he doesn't get far before he senses the hounds that are chasing her. Nicolas returns to rescue Maggie from those who hunt her. The two set off on a journey for Pravik, which is no simple task. Dark forces want the scroll Maggie carries and will stop at nothing to get it. Maggie joins up with the last surviving members of the Council to discover the truth. Worlds Unseen is a much more complex story than the intro I've given. Thomson weaves several characters' journeys together on this fantasy adventure, though Maggie is the heroine. I enjoyed Thomson's allegorical style. She creates a wonderfully realistic fantasy world. I would have liked to see more development between Maggie and Jerome. Their relationship seemed to happen very quickly. It was a bit difficult to follow all of the characters at first, but once things got going, everything came together in an exciting conclusion. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great and has different feelings. The book had romance, death, wars, and passion of being together.
Zaya More than 1 year ago
World's Unseen is a really good Christian Fantasy novel! It was a delightful read and I couldn't put it down! Rachel Starr Thomson had me breathtakingly living in the characters' world... eagerly devouring the pages to see what would transpire. And, even more beautiful, I could see parallels to my Lord and His kingdom in it and it stretched my faith and encouraged me. I LOVE books like that! Both my younger sister and I really loved reading it... and the good news is, there's now a second book, Burning Light! Don't miss out on them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good fiction, particularly if you like fantasy. The book is pure enjoyment, and communicates some deep and meaningful themes in impressive ways. An excellent read!
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A well written story
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Loved this story
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An impressive read. The author clearly has high end writing AND storytelling ability. Its been awhile since a book like this and I enjoyed it immensely. DMB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't make it out of the first chapter this was so bad!
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This book is quite impressive!  It weaves a tale in a time long gone, but with elements of a Narnian feel, along with shades of Avatar.
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This was great look at my headline
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it! Could not not put it down unless i had too. I will be reading this again!
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