Down a Lost Road

Down a Lost Road

by J. Leigh Bralick
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Down a Lost Road by J. Leigh Bralick

Every family has its secrets.

Sixteen-year-old Merelin Lindon always knew there was something different about her family. There were the ethereal glimmers that always showed up in photos of her dad. The way her mom always seemed to know exactly what she was thinking. The nagging feeling that she never quite belonged. To make it all worse, her father disappeared four years ago, and Merelin could never shake the feeling that everyone stopped looking for him much too quickly.

Then one day she receives a strange medallion that belonged to her missing father, and everything changes. She finds herself swept into another world-a strange, beautiful world filled with powerful beings and an ancient civilization on the brink of annihilation, facing an enemy they have no weapons to fight. Some fear she will be their ruin. Some of them think she will save them all. And one of them makes her imagine she could.

With the help of the fascinating and sometimes infuriating Guardian named Yatol, she chooses to hazard everything, to suffer things she never imagined, in a foolhardy attempt to find her father and save his people.

But it may cost her more than she can imagine...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941108024
Publisher: SisterMuses
Publication date: 05/09/2014
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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Down a Lost Road 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, a READABLE book from Smashwords! It may seem funny to have my first comment about that, but if you've seen as many error-laden Smashwords books as I have, you know why I started that way. Bralick obviously cares enough about her work to proofread (much appreciated!), and that care begins with her story. Merelin is better than your average YA heroine -- she may be clueless because of the circumstances, but she's not prone to the kind of stupid behavior that is so common for this genre. All in all, lots of action and suspense, with engaging characters (although I'd have liked to see more of her family).
M_McRoberts More than 1 year ago
I was provided a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. The story weaving was nice, the character revelations were done mostly through show rather than tell, and the plot was original, yet connected to familiar and favorite classical mythologies - especially Tolkien's. I enjoyed the level of action and the interpersonal relationships that were developed in the story, and while there is an opportunity for a love interest, it certainly does not take center stage and it certainly doesn't turn out like you might expect it to... The only real critiques I would have for this book are these: the pacing is somewhat difficult to follow. While in certain parts of the story even the characters cannot or do not distinguish day from night, as the reader I felt kind of shiftless during certain parts of the story due to the lack of time cues. Also, there are some places in the dialogue where the smoothness of the story-weaving starts to feel choppy, because of unfinished sentences that didn't enrich the story by not being completed...if that makes any sense...and there is one revelatory passage in the book when mythologies are discussed that the wording is a bit confusing and difficult to follow. Overall, this mythologically rich fantasy story was a delight to read and left me wanting more, which is oh so important in a trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book once I was able to let my imagination take control. It is a great book for teens and above. It keeps you on a rollercoaster throughout the whole story. It's ending is a little rough until you realize that there is another novel. I can't wait to start number 2 and take the next journey with Mele.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a real page-turner. Starts out well, but loses steam fast. In the middle, it gets repetitive and stumbles in the dark for a while. Just not impressed...
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This book was amazing! It kept me wanting more from the beginning and it never made me loose interest. I recommened this book to all of the myth readers and the fantasy readers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very vague and confusing.
homefinder62 More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading