by Zora Marie


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538070116
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Series: Zelia , #1
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Despite all odds against her, including lightning strikes that fried multiple computers, Mother Nature couldn’t keep Zora Marie from getting this story out for the world to see. She is a Jill of many trades who has done everything from bottle-feeding calves and being a midwife for a wide variety of animals to making picture-perfect wood burnings and yarn from her home raised angora fiber. Numerous hours have been spent in engineering and shop classes, absorbing all the knowledge her fantastic teacher had to offer. She spent so much time hunting, trapping, and fishing with the guys that she earned the title of ‘river rat’, and yes, that is a compliment. Her skills at hauling hoop nets into the boat and filleting fish have surpassed even the most experienced men on many occasions.

Hanging out with the guys has had its ups and its downs, but you can be sure it’s produced some awesome stories. For example, she can honestly say that the worst thing she has ever eaten was a skunk. Yes, you read that right, nothing like a big game cookout for the guys to have a little fun and feed everyone skunk rump roast. In case you’re wondering, they taste the same as they smell and leave a lovely aftertaste that spoils your beaver pot roast and barbecue.

Her time on the river and in the woods opened her eyes to one simple fact: it’s the simple things in life that ground us. Things like the peace that comes from watching the sunrise as a young mink plays in the shallow stream nearby or the chirping of crickets as the night sky lights up with the stars of distant galaxies.

With all that said, she hopes you will follow her and Zelia on this crazy journey we all call life.

Thank you for reading!

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Zelia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MyPinkRoses75 More than 1 year ago
SCORE: Stars: 5 (out of 5) for overall story BOOK TIDBITS: Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy Recommended Readers: Pre-teen+ Chapters: 42 Ending: HFN (Happily For Now) Main Character: Zelia REVIEW: I love this novel! Zelia is descriptive, action packed, adventurous, creative, and she is one bada**. Zelia was created by some wizards to be used as a weapon to do their dirty work, but Zelia’s free will is strong. She looks like a young teen, human girl but ages like an elf (she’s almost 500 years old). She learns throughout the story she is created with the blood from different creatures. She doesn’t have the easiest life to live. One wizard in particular abuses her physically and mentally when she doesn’t do as he tells her too. But her life exposes her to many lessons, especially with her own powers. She learns early in her life different languages that permit her to communicate with EVERYONE (including the trees and wolves). I love who she learns these lessons from and how she learns them. She stands up for what is right and protects those she cares about, friends, and her kin. She sacrifices herself repetitively, enduring the endless physical pain to do everything she can to help. But she always learns something new as she endures these trials. During the process males tend to gravitate towards her (not in a sexual manner…brotherly). They risk everything to protect and help her. She suffers a lot of loss, but in the end is stronger, wiser and loved by so many. She is the prophesy child. To sum up how I connect with this novel, it would be Gulliver’s Travels mixed with Nikita! ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! You will not be disappointed!! ARC read in exchange for honest review.