Lethal Inheritance

Lethal Inheritance

by Tahlia Newland
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Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland

This inspirational fantasy adventure has received the Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence & the BRAG Medallion for Outstanding Fiction.

“A contemporary fantasy that rivals such young adult favorites as J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordian and Cassandra Clare.” Rabid Readers.

When demons kidnap Ariel’s mother, she discovers a previously invisible hidden realm populated by demons who feed on fear. Now, with the demons trying to kill her—in fear that she’s the one prophesied to thwart their plans for enslaving the human race—she must learn to awaken the explosive power of her mind so she can kill the Master Demon, rescue her mother and save the human race from slavery.

A quirky old wise man, guides her through treacherous inner and outer landscapes, and a powerful Warrior who travels with them proves a dangerous attraction.

The stakes are high, death a real possibility. Fail now, and she fails humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987323125
Publisher: AIA Publishing
Publication date: 12/12/2012
Series: Diamond Peak , #1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Lethal Inheritance 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
A thrilling, epic adventure – this book had so much to offer, with plenty of action and exciting twists and turns. I was thoroughly engrossed from the very first page, as  Ariel set off on a life-changing journey that would see her grow from strength to strength, facing many obstacles and choices.  I enjoyed getting to know the characters and exploring the wonderful fantasy world that Newland created. In fact, I felt like I had just fallen into a new kind of wonderland and it was fascinating. This story was a great read and will immerse younger readers in a world of magic and mysticism. But, take away all the fantasy – demons, warriors and magical elements – and you have a powerful message that everyone would do well to remember – allow your fears, cravings and anger to fester, and your inner goodness will suffer; face them, deal with them and accept them, and all the negatives will lessen until they cannot harm you any longer.  I am excited to continue on this journey of love, friendship, acceptance and self-belief.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique to any other fantasy I've read! One dark and terrible night, Ariel’s mother is dragged away from their home and abducted by horrible demons. Helpless and clueless as to what has just happened to her, Ariel hopes it’s all a bad dream. In the light of morning the truth is clear. Her mother, Nadima, is gone. An old woman named Maya appears and seems to know exactly what’s happening. Trusting in her council, Ariel leaves her home and embarks on a journey into a hidden land alongside our own. Overwhelmed with unbelievable supernatural phenomena, Ariel must act on faith and find a mysterious guide who will lead her to the evil that has abducted her mother.  Joining her guide, Walnut, and his intriguing young assistant, Nick, she will endeavor to train to reach the Serpentine’s lair and defeat her mother’s captors. Will she rescue her mother? Can she overcome these terrible obstacles and survive?   Tahlia weaves another fantastic tale of supernatural  amazement and peril. This story was filled with symbolism and allegory. Dealing with the very real problem of evil,  this is no lighthearted, meaningless read. Throughout the story I felt the keen awareness and grief over evil. Ariel is trapped by the Serpentine weed that pervades and cripples society, only to re-grow after defeat. It both feeds itself with evil, suffering, and negativity, and re-creates more of its nourishment with feeding. Unique to any other fantasy book I’ve read, Ariel’s weapons to defeat these horrors are focus, clarity, and spiritual power. Tahlia has created a unique and notable new approach to magical powers. It was very interesting comparing and contrasting my own world view with the one Tahlia presented. I noticed and appreciated the references to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy! Love! As with some of Tahlia’s other books, I found that I wished for more description or introduction in certain scenes or with certain characters. For example, I was unable to recall any physical description of the character Tynan. (I was surprised to see this unique name used here, as I also used it in Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic. I didn’t copy, I promise!) However, the lack of description didn’t detract from the story in any way, and many of them were deferred to later on in the narrative. Lethal Inheritance was a fantastic and fun read with lots of action and truly spectacular imagery. The emotional lives of the main characters were honest and tumultuous, drawing the reader into their points of view. Kudos, Tahlia, on another entertaining book release! I received a copy of this book for the purposes of an honest review.
DixianeH More than 1 year ago
Ariel is a typical teen, complaining about school and her upcoming exams, when her world is shattered by the disappearance of her mother and she discovers the existence of a parallel world of demons and magical creatures. Totally unprepared for her role, she discovers she must rescue her mother from the demons who feed on the negative emotions of people. In Ariel’s world, as in our own, negative emotions are destructive, and often dangerous. I loved watching Ariel grow into her role and sympathized with her lack of confidence. Like most teens, she does not always make the right choices, but her intentions are good, and she carries on in spite of her fear. The world in which the story takes place was painstakingly built and consistent. The story is filled with twists and turns, success and failure, with a touch of budding romance. I’m on to the next one.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that “Lethal Inheritance” by Thalia Newland is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Richard_Bunning More than 1 year ago
Putting on young shoes, this is definitely a 5 star. Slopping in my comfy middle-aged slippers, this is definitely a 5 star. The writing is every bit as good as any hunk of Rowling's fantasy, and if anything the plot has more originality. I have to admit to being a bit of a long-term fan of books that can mysteriously pluck me from everyday life and plunge me into the realms of fantasy. The escape into otherness, away from this all too real existence, to weird places that night's illusions so often strive to go, is done very well in "Lethal Inheritance". If we wish we can explain everything as delusion, or the stuff of nightmare, or of chemical concoction, possibly as shadows on the edge of perception, or simply consider this fantasy as metaphor for some deep, private, spirituality. I can't be bothered to dwell for long on such particulars, preferring to just get on with enjoying a very good tale told very well. Newland effortlessly draws us out of a suburban bedroom window to follow Ariel on the quest demanded by her destiny. Mental strength is the key to success, belief in one's self, the learning to live with one's fears and succeed despite them. The Serpentine, the snaking "river" of evil, may well have flowed into Australia through a gap in understanding that separates the land of "Dreamtime" from "La Serpentine" Mountain in the distant European Alps. Certainly the story, the invention, comes from a breadth of cultural mythology as wide as the physical distances between the Earth's diverse landscapes. We all have to fight the snaking terrors that pollute life, some are fantasy and some real. Newland had my attention, possibly spellbound, held down by the demons, to the very last words, and now I have a sequel nipping at my ankle like a gimp. I don't thing anyone is ever tot old and not for long too young,to enjoy this fantasy. We have romance, the swish of swords, the light of wands, the chill of fear, heroes and heroines, monsters in the dark, and always a connection to the city we know, just down the hill.
IngaKS More than 1 year ago
My review: Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland was a surprise for me. It was first book written by Tahlia which I have read and I found it very engaging. It's a action packed page-turner with an engaging story and likable characters. It all started with a scream and suddenly Ariel finds herself in a world she did not know existed, but what is basically situated in her back yard. Her mother has disappeared and Ariel is quite lost. The only weapon she has is a mysterious dagger which she has no idea how to use. She finds herself in a world of demons. Ariel needs to find a guide in order to reach her mother who has been kidnapped by the demons. On her path she finds friends and foes and she grows both as a personality and as a young woman. It was a wonderful story which kept me on edge and which had unique settings. I think the author also did a wonderful job with the characters and the dialogue between them. i can't wait what the author has to offer in the upcoming books in the series. Great read for all ages!