Sylvia Thorne is one of the few people brave enough to travel through the empty lands of what remains of once great civilizations.
She is a Rider: delivering messages between the Four Cities and setting up trade are her business, one that thrives only because she knows how to defend herself in the empty spaces called the wilds.
Everything changes when Sylvia returns home to Meadowcity, carrying a message from the Governor of Skycity. She quickly finds out that what she's been carrying isn't some trifling correspondence-but a declaration of war from Governor Sorin Greyling. And the message isn't their only cause for concern...
Join Sylvia as she embarks on a journey that will decide the fate of Meadowcity-and all of those who live in the Four Cities of Arcera. And relive the past to discover what drove Sorin down his path of destruction...
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I recently read Liz Delton's Meadowcity and, while I usually don't read YA fiction, really enjoyed it. A friend of mine who owns a bookstore recommended it, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It is the first in a three book series called the Arcera Trilogy, and Liz does an excellent job creating a futuristic world that actually looks more like medieval times. I found myself not wanting to put the book down but rather wanting to find out what happens next. I really enjoyed it and have the other two books, "The Fifth City" and "A Rift Between Cities," on my To Read list. Five stars to Liz for her creativity and telling such a great story! - Shawn P. Flynn, Award-Winning Author of "THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him"
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Meadowcity by Liz Delton is a grounded fantasy with a well thought-out world that feels real. It will appeal to young adults and adults who enjoy adventure. Sylvia is a young Rider who returns to her home of Meadowcity with an unread message for the Governor. The message is a threat of war if they don’t willingly surrender. Since war hasn’t existed for centuries, Sylvia doesn’t understand how to react to the potential takeover. With the arrival of an injured stranger, Sylvia realizes that the dangers at home may be worse than the lions and wolves lurking in the forest. She’s given the task of escorting the stranger home with the help of a Hunter, and has to face the reality that war has already begun. Liz Delton creates a fantasy world that pulls away from the idea of magical creatures and fairies, but it’s not lacking in magic. Delton masterfully introduces us to Sylvia, her family, and the rules of the world without bogging you down with too much information. The characters are grounded and realistic. The dread of war is present, but it doesn’t overwhelm the story. Delton blends a peaceful utopia with aspects of a fantasy novel while hinting at the possibility of science fiction. The world of Meadowcity is engaging, creative, and delightful. Delton crafts characters to care about and a story that pulls you along for the journey. The war scenes don’t become graphic and are easy to read, but the horror of it is described through emotional details. This is a strong opening to the Arcera series!