A thousand years ago the gods known as The Four created the Immortals to protect and defend their world against an invader known as the Dro-Aconi—and then vanished. Left to fend for themselves, the three races of Ein-Aral and the Immortals banded together to save the world.
Part One: Shadows and Starstone
Ivo, Jaeger, Jadeth, and Emaranthe must protect a desert village and it’s hoard of Starstone, a power source that can aid the Dro-Aconi’s plans for the dominion over Ein-Aral. Can the companions battle inner demons long enough to defeat legions of enemies and keep their leader, Alarandia, from seizing the Starstone?
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About the Author
Cheryl lives in Southern California with her husband and 2 sons. She is a Document Specialist with a mortgage company during the day and a writer during the night! She has a MFA in Creative Writing and enjoys games, reading and, of course, writing. She currently has a flash fiction story published online at The Prompt Magazine. Her favorite genres to write and read is YA Fantasy closely followed by YA Paranormal and she would love to dabble in Sci Fi, Steam Punk, and Dystopian
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite The Immortals: Part One: Shadows & Starstone by Cheryl Mackey is a young adult fantasy about a group of Immortals whose job it is to protect a village's supply of Starstone, the mythical source of power that can become deadly if it falls into the wrong hands. In fact, the evil Dro-Aconi wants the Starstone to aid him in his battle for control over Ein-Aral. But Emaranthe, Jadeth, Jaeger, and Ivo all make a commitment to keep that from happening, a commitment that they intend to honor to the death. I liked the idea that a group of Immortals took it upon themselves to protect the less fortunate villagers. This reminded me a lot of Greek mythology and I think other readers will appreciate that correlation. I also liked the use of other mythical and magical creatures, especially the elves. Whenever a story has an elf creature I think of the Lord of the Rings movie (and Legolas). Just saying the word elf brings such a mental picture to mind that the reader automatically knows what the character looks like and acts like in a way. Plus it makes the story seem that much more like a real fantasy, because it is taking characters and ideas from the greats like Tolkien. I can't think of a better fantasy author to emulate, so I think this story has done a good job of taking its cues from Tolkien and building a more modern young adult fantasy.