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Monday, January 16, 2017

a forbidden land - Journey to the Rift by Cathi Shaw

"Wow! This was a phenomenal book! After doing a little digging, it appears as though there are two other books that are also set in the same world, but this is the first in this particular series. I haven't read the other two, but I intend to check them out to see if they're also on par with this one." - Janna, Goodreads


Published: November 3rd, 2016

A dangerous quest into a forbidden land wasn’t exactly what Brijit Carnesîr was planning after her graduation from the Academy. For years she has looked forward starting her life as a member of the Coimirceoirí and she is thrilled to discover that she has been chosen as the Academy Apprentice of her year. But despite the fact that she has been longing to go to Séreméla and work with the Elders, it soon becomes apparent that her fate isn’t as rosy as it appears to be. First, she is paired up with a grumpy male apprentice from Stone Mountain, Weylon Forborrow. Second, it doesn’t take her long to discover that the Elders are not taking her to Séreméla, as tradition dictates. Instead, Weylon and her are sent to The Rift, a dead land tainted with evil. 

Even before they join the Elder royalty at Tèarmann, an ancient fortress on the cusp of the Rift, Brijit discovers that the Elders are hiding too many things. She is given the task of helping the Princess in birthing the long awaited Queen of the Elders but nothing is as it seems. There is talk of an old and forgotten Prophecy, Weylon is attacked by a creature from the Rift and her grandmother is killed, after revealing a secret that rocks everything Brijit knows about her past. 

Soon Brijit questions everything she had been led to believe and, worse, she realizes that the future of Séreméla and all of Five Corners is in jeopardy, unless she can find a way to save it! 
About the author:
Cathi Shaw lives in Summerland, BC with her husband and three children. She is often found wandering around her home, muttering in a seemingly incoherent manner, particularly when her characters have embarked on new adventure. In addition to writing fiction, she is the co-author of the textbook Writing Today and the true story, Surviving Logan.


Stephanie LaPlante said...

This book sounds so very interesting.

Linda Romer said...

Journey to the rift sounds like a great adventure, I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

Kate Sarsfield said...

I live in Ireland so would be very interested in the Celtic threads running through this novel.

Edye Nicole said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.


Cathi said...

I hope some of you get the chance to read the book. I am admittedly biased but I love the characters. This is the 3rd book I've written in the Marked Ones series and there will be two more released next year before I say book by to these beloved characters.

Kate, I was in Dublin last July for a few days. Love Ireland! :)

Thanks for your comments, everyone! :)

Jolanda said...

It sounds great. Thank you

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to read about a female heroine in this book :)

LauraJJ said...

Oh this sounds so good and like so many twists and turns! I cannot wait to read and follow her along...and if she can find a way!

Unknown said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.