Shrilugh: Book One of the Shrilugh Saga
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Nothing can explain to Aydan Fulbert how she survived the savage attack in the woods. Why her left eye, instead of being blinded by the injuries she’d sustained, had simply turned a shocking shade of silver. And nothing can explain the fact that she can hear the Stranger speaking in her mind - or that she can answer him back without using her mouth.Nothing can explain it - unless he’s telling the truth.Nothing can explain the things the Stranger knows about her - things that she, until just a few hours ago, hadn’t known herself: that she’d healed faster from her injuries than was humanly possible. That the cruel family she’d been raised by isn’t biologically hers. That her stepfather is now hell-bent on bringing her to his own form of justice for a crime she didn’t commit.Nothing can explain it - unless he’s telling the truth.Nothing can explain why she so easily agreed to go with the Stranger. Why she didn’t find the notion of another world ludicrous and impossible. Why she didn’t cut and run the minute he explained where he wanted to take her.Nothing can explain it - unless she believes he’s telling the truth.Aydan knows she’s being intentionally naive. She knows her decision to follow the stranger is at best, reckless. At worst, deadly....unless he’s telling the truth.
The fact that I loved this book is huge, because I am not a reader. It hooked me from the beginning and left me anxious for the Book 2! I can't wait to learn more about Archethenia.
A captivating tale
This is such a great story. I was immediately drawn in by the characters and the amazing imagery. A must-read in my opinion. Already excited about Book 2!!
I loved this book! I don't usually read YA, but I was so taken in by the characters and this very interesting world of "Shrilugh" that the author created, it features trees that give off light at night. It's not a plot spoiler to say that, and I thought it was an intriguing detail, sorta like photo-synthesis in reverse.
The plot is totally absorbing, we follow the adventure of Ayden, who is smart, and yet vulnerable, as there is so much about her past that she doesn't understand, and that is the gist of her quest. The writing is great and the story line moves very quickly and I really didn't want it to end. Now I can't wait for the next installment. There are no vampires, or dragons or wild beasties but it has a Arthurian quest feel to it.