The Speaker

The Speaker

by Andi O'Connor

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The Vaelinel Trilogy continues with this absorbing sequel to Silevethiel!. Alone and hunted by the Drulaack, Irewen takes advantage of her only option for survival. Pushing her concerns aside, she lets the dead keep her. But her refuge doesn't last long. Driven out of their hosts by Laegon, a handful Drulaack have returned to the Spirit World. No longer having the protection of the dead, Irewen is forced to return to Vaelinel. ?Finally reunited with her companions, the burdens placed on them are taking their toll. Thoughts of suicide and mistrust plague the company. Slowly unravelling, they must conquer their personal battles before standing against the evil threatening the land.?For the Corrupter thirsts for revenge. And he'll stop at nothing to satisfy his hunger.

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BN ID: 2940156822133
Publisher: Purple Sun Press
Publication date: 11/23/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 836 KB

About the Author

Andi O'Connor is the award-winning author of the fantasy series The Dragonath Chronicles, The Vaelinel Trilogy, and The Legacy of Ilvania. Her novel, Silevethiel is the 2015 Best Indie Book Award winner for Science Fiction/Fantasy, the 2015 New Apple Official Selection for Young Adult, and was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2013. Her short story Redemption is a 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semifinalist. Andi has been an exhibitor and guest panelist at Cons throughout the country including the Rhode Island Comic Con, Philcon, WizardWorld, Conclave, and Chessiecon. She is a contributor for SparkLife by Barnes & Noble where she provides writing tips, advice, and insight on her career as an author. She is a member of the National Writers Association and the Boston chapter of the Women's National Book Association

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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite I was mentally transported into strange and exciting places, encountering powerful and deadly characters in The Speaker, the second book in The Vaelinel Trilogy by Andi O'Connor. One reads nonstop, and once the last page is turned, it feels like waking up from a nightmare or a strange dream. Irewen has only one way of surviving the cruelty of the Drulaack: take refuge in dead bodies. But then, she can’t hide in dead bodies for long as she is quickly driven out of them. Now, she has to return to Vaelinel where a group of despairing companions awaits her. The Corrupter — the evil one who is insanely craving power— is about to exact revenge on them. What hope is left for them? Can they muster the strength to stand against a powerful evil that is about to befall their land? The Speaker starts with action and it absorbs the reader from the very first lines. Although I haven’t read the first book in this trilogy, I didn’t find it hard getting into the story, and that is a plus for the author. There is a lot to enjoy in this book, including the extraordinary setting, the powerful cast of characters — some of them have lived and fought for hundreds of years — the great conflict that involves the eternal struggle between good and evil, and the fascinating plot lines. Irewen, Laegon, Elthad, and the Corrupter are characters I wanted to follow to the end and how they evolve in the story shows the author’s gift for character development. Irewen, for instance, is a gifted character, but she is unaware of what she is capable of doing and this is interesting because she is surprised at her strength, as well as are readers. Andi O'Connor writes beautifully and her storytelling skills come across clearly in this entertaining and absorbing story.