Worlds Unseen

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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...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973959123
  • Publisher: Little Dozen Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    Very good read! Unexpected for a free ebook.

    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.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Amazing book, loved it!

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

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    Amazing Read

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2009

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    A wonderfully realistic fantasy world

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

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    A new chapter in Christian fantasy novels

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Great book!

    This book is great and has different feelings. The book had romance, death, wars, and passion of being together.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

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    Excellent Fantasy Novel!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Fantastic Fiction

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    This book is quite impressive!  It weaves a tale in a time long

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    The book is trite, the author no C. S.Lewis. If you are into the

    The book is trite, the author no C. S.Lewis. If you are into the small minded fantasies like virgin births and gods manifest as human, you may enjoy this simplistic light and dark saga. Personally, I prefer my fantasy literature to avoid silly Christian myths unless it is exploring them in a new and interesting ways. This series does neither, and I suspect most reviews are by family, or friends, simple enough to believe an Aramaic girl birthed God. And once again this website prevents me from selecting one star, so I am putting it in the review so all know be wary of high reviews, as it seems that is all this site will accept.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    On the days as red this book I find such beauty

    This was great look at my headline

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Wow

    I love it! Could not not put it down unless i had too. I will be reading this again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Not sure

    Someone please answer me!!! I'm really unsure and I have doubts about this book, but it's really tempting, though. Please answer to SHRF or Shooting Star. Please! Thank you guys so much!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Amazing, Terrific,

    This book was so amazing and wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Sad ending.

    Loved book. It was awesome and captivated me from the start. I loved the plot, but it was sad in the end when he dies. I cant stop dwelling on that. I cried forever. It is sooooooooooooooooooooooosooooooooooooooooooooosooooooooooooooooo sad. That is the only reason why i rated it only 4 stars. If that happened, it would be 5 stars.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    good story

    Love the character development tho the plot could be tighter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    You have to read

    I loved it well i have not read it yet but the title is an awesome title so give the book a chance its free.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    ok

    Was ok for a free book, but wouldnt pay for the sequels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Omg

    Fantastic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Worlds unseen

    It has its ups and downs but overall it was a good book.

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